Engineering Materials

DSM in Engineering Materials

In close partnership with our customers, we develop innovative high performance material solutions for a smarter world.


Solutions for a smarter world

Material engineering faces evolving market dynamics. Connectivity, mobility and advanced technologies inspire people to live safer, healthier and more convenient lifestyles. While this transformation is exciting, companies face challenges in staying current with materials innovations for their continuously changing design challenges. Partnering with a materials expert will help to realize first-time-right designs.

DSM offers application expertise, design support, materials innovation and a broad materials portfolio with global support and security of supply. As a global top-3 supplier in polyamides, high temperature PAs and elastomers, DSM is a partner of leading multinationals. Nine out of ten cars and nearly every electronics device contains a DSM material.

In-depth industry expertise

As a global supplier of high-performance plastics, DSM has built global leadership positions in a wide variety of industries by designing and developing better, smarter, stronger, safer, smaller, lighter, longer-lasting or more sustainable solutions. Our dedicated teams of industry-experts, scientists and engineers work closely together with our customers to find ways to realize the impossible, 24/7 and across the globe.

  • DSM in Automotive: Making electric vehicles Safer, Lighter and More Sustainable

    Our innovative materials are developed to meet a wide variety of technological challenges in mobility, making (electric) vehicles safer, lighter and more sustainable. Browse these pages to learn more about how our industry experts, scientists and engineers work hand in hand with our customers to develop next generation solutions.

  • Building & construction

    Building and construction are often resource-heavy activities. Today, engineering plastics can replace conventional materials in a wide variety of applications – improving performance while reducing environmental impact.

  • Consumer goods

    Our portfolio of engineering plastics are developed with the knowledge that technology and innovation go hand-in-hand. They’re used across a broad range of consumer goods, including white goods, food packaging, and sporting equipment.

  • Electrical

    DSM provides performance materials for a range of electrical applications including switchgears connectors and lighting and deliver on trends like thinnovation

  • Electronics

    DSM provides materials for electronic applications and components for developing products which are thinner, smaller and greener . View our portfolio.

  • Renewable energy

    DSMs high-quality portfolio includes materials for a broad range of applications – both to meet the demands of existing energy companies, as well as enabling a future built on more sustainable energy.

  • Medical

    A leading global supplier of high-performance plastics for the medical industry.

  • Industrial equipment

    Industrial equipment is driven by multitudes of mechanical parts. As we continue to develop new and better engineering plastics, we are helping our customers develop mechanical parts that are higher quality, safer, more sustainable, and more cost-efficient.

  • Transportation

    Engineering plastics have the power to transform the transportation industry by making it smarter, safer, lighter, and greener. Know more about our solutions.

Explore our product portfolio

  • PA6 & PA66 - Akulon®

    PA6 & PA66 - Akulon®

    Akulon polyamide 6 & 66 resins represent the best value in all-purpose engineering materials, offering an excellent balance of design and processing with outstanding mechanical properties in diverse operating environments.

  • PA46 - Stanyl®

    PA46 - Stanyl®

    Stanyl is a high-performance aliphatic polyamide with a melting temperature of 295°C that due to its high crystallinity and fast crystallization speeds entails three key strengths.

  • PA4T PPA - ForTii®

    PA4T PPA - ForTii®

    ForTii has a unique PPA's technology with high amide density. The ForTii platform includes polymers that are the highest crystalline, highest melting point and highest glass transition temperature amongst all PPA.

  • PET & PBT - Arnite®

    PET & PBT - Arnite®

    Our Arnite portfolio includes high performance engineering polyester plastics (PBT, PET, and blends) that combine high strength and rigidity with excellent processing characteristics.

  • TPC - Arnitel®

    TPC - Arnitel®

    Arnitel is a high-performance ThermoPlastic Copolyester (TPC) that offers you a unique combination of flexibility, high temperature resistance and strength - plus excellent processing characteristics.

  • PPS - Xytron™

    PPS - Xytron™

    Xytron is a high performance plastics compound based on linear polyphenylene sulfide. Xytron offers extreme chemical resistance, dimensional stability, and is intrinsically flame retardant.

  • PA410 - EcoPaXX®

    PA410 - EcoPaXX®

    EcoPaXX is a high-performance aliphatic, biobased polyamide that uniquely balances the benefits of typical short and long chain polyamides, such as low moisture uptake and high mechanical performance.

  • PA6 & PA66 - Novamid®

    PA6 & PA66 - Novamid®

    Specialty Polyamides based on PA6, PA66, PA6/66 with grades that offer performances that go beyond the standard range. A wide variety of grade customizations are available to meet specific demands.

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Upcoming events

  • The why and how of electronics-friendly component needs – January 27, 2022


    During this webinar, Robert Janssen, Principal Scientist, will demonstrate how the use of halide salts, that have been used as the preferred ingredients to minimize oxidative degradation of polyamides for more than half a century, can lead to corrosion of metals and malfunctioning of sensors and other electronics parts. Register now.

  • Keeping up with EV Thermal Management System component needs – February 10, 2022


    Thermal Management Systems (TMS) are essential to ensuring ICE stay with the optimal engine operating temperature range as they run. Join and learn more about minimizing the EV battery safety risks; materials ideal for TMS, simplifying TMS manufacturing and leveraging CAE support to accelerate production cycles. Register now.

  • Advanced tools for color development – February 24, 2022


    As consumers expect brands to offer more choices for personalization, color is an increasingly important part of the design process. During this webinar our expert will introduce you to an Advanced Analytics & Color Model tool which gives you insights in the trade-off between color and physical properties, and you will learn more on how the tool will help you reducing the lead times for color development. Register now.

  • Optimizing gears for electric brake actuators - March 10, 2022


    Unlike traditional vacuum and hydraulic mechanisms, electric brakes often require several gear-driven actuators to maximize system efficiency and reliability. Register and learn during this 30-minute webinar more about increasing durability performance of plastic actuator gears, realizing lighter and more compact gear train designs and cost reduction potential. Register now.

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Customer cases

Improving Ram truck hot charge air duct performance

The improved hot charge air ducts in the 2020 Ram 1500 3.0L EcoDiesel delivers higher peak temperature capability, superior strength, thermal cycling performance, and strength-retention after heat aging compared to PA66-based alternatives.

Commited to Apple’s 100% Clean Energy Production program

DSM Engineering Materials is proud to participate in Apple's Clean Energy Program. We commit to power all of our Apple production with 100 percent clean energy.

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