Engineering Materials

DSM in Automotive

Our innovative high-performance plastics are developed to meet a wide variety of technological challenges in automotive. 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.

High Performance Plastics for Air Intake

Do you need to achieve metal or rubber replacement in the air management system and Under the Hood (UTH) components? Our high performance, high heat resistant automotive plastics enable lighter and smaller components – and are proven to perform at the fiercest temperatures for applications ranging from air ducts and resonators to end caps, air intake manifolds and engine covers.


We can help you squeeze greater performance from smaller, hotter engines with materials like our Stanyl Diablo polyamide 46 and Akulon Diabolo polyamide 6. They are up to 40% lighter than metal, easier and more flexible to process; while delivering all the mechanical properties you expect. In fact we can extend the functional life of components well beyond the limits of other high temperature polyamides.

Setting a new standard in high temperature components: DSM's new Stanyl® and Akulon® Diablo

As engine designers are challenged to create smaller, lighter, more powerful systems, DSM is innovating the materials to make it possible. DSM’s Diablo heat resistant technology is making Stanyl PA46 and Akulon PA66 the choice of the world’s leading car brands, by setting the new standard for high temperature components. Let’s talk about creating tomorrow’s engines today.

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Actuator Covers

Automotive | Engine Air Intake

Good dimensional stability; Good ESD performance; Allows for lightweight solutions in comparison to metal.

Air inlet manifolds

Automotive | Engine Air Intake

Lowest carbon footprint of PA6 available on the market; Yields faster moulding than standard PA6; Enables thinner wall designs.

Clean Air Inlet Ducts

Automotive | Engine Air Intake

Lightweight; Economical; Reliable; Durable; Heat resistant; Chemical resistant

Hot Charged Air Ducts

Automotive | Engine Air Intake

Heat resistant; Lightweight; Reliable; Cost effective

Integrated Air Inlet Manifolds (up to 180°C)

Automotive | Engine Air Intake

Long-term heat resistance up to 230 C; Lower system costs compared to metal.

Integrated Air Inlet Manifolds (up to 230°C)

Automotive | Engine Air Intake

Long-term heat resistance up to 230 C; Lower system costs compared to metal.

Resonators and ByPass Valves

Automotive | Engine Air Intake

Lightweight; Economical; Reliable; Durable; Heat resistant; Chemical resistant

Tractor Engine Transmission Components

Industrial equipment | Agriculture

For high-temperature mechanics up to 220°C (428°F); Design stiffness; Enables thin-walled designs; 60% glass-reinforced

Further reading

Fact sheet on our new diablo HDT grades

Bright Science results in the world's first high heat plastic AIM/CAC combination

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