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Engineering Materials

Advanced material science for braking systems

As the use of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving technology continues to grow, braking systems will play an increasingly critical role in passenger and pedestrian safety.

DSM offers decades of braking application development experience, material science expertise and global manufacturing capability. We help the world’s leading automakers improve the performance of safety-critical components such as brake booster valve bodies, brake tubing, braking gears, and actuation systems.

Explore solutions for braking systems

  • Braking Gears & Actuators

    Learn why the world’s leading manufacturers of electric braking systems trust DSM thermoplastic materials for high-performance gears and actuation systems.

  • Vacuum Brake Boosters

    Learn why DSM’s advanced material solutions for brake boosters are trusted by the world’s leading automakers and used in more than 300 million vehicles on the road today.

  • Brake tubing

    Learn why the Arnitel® family of advanced thermoplastic copolyester materials are a proven solution for brake tubing.

Browse material solutions for braking systems

  • 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®

    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.

  • 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.

Explore braking applications

Electric brake boosters

Automotive |

Higher torque and durability performance than PA66 and POM;Allows more compact actuator design and weight savings;Comparable performance to specialized materials without the need for expensive additives (e.g., carbon fiber or wear & friction optimizers) creates opportunities for cost savings

Electric parking brakes

Automotive |

Higher torque and durability performance than PA66 and POM;Allows more compact actuator design and weight savings;Comparable performance to specialized materials without the need for expensive additives (e.g., carbon fiber or wear & friction optimizers) creates opportunities for cost savings

Brake Booster Valve Bodies

Automotive | Safety Restraint Systems Braking Systems

Arnite® A allows for very reliable solutions, since it enables very tight tolerances (0.03 mm) due to very strict intern GF production specs and due to its great dimensional stability as a result of zero moisture uptake

Brake Tubing with Arnitel® CM622

Automotive | Safety Restraint Systems Braking Systems

Arnitel® TPC allows for light weight solutions (75% lighter compared to rubber); Arnitel® TPC allows for cost effective solutions (up to 50% lower system costs than rubber); Arnitel® TPC allows for sustainable solutions (compared to PA12, Arnitel is a plasticizer free solution); Arnitel® TPC allows for reliable solutions due to its peak temperatures resistance up to 180°C – 200°C and its good heat aging due to continuous use temperatures 120°C – 170°C

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