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 Mirrors

Exterior rearview mirrors are important to driver safety. They need to be easy-to-use, able to provide stability in all conditions at all speeds – and of course, aesthetically pleasing. By using our unique thermoplastics – Akulon , Arnite , and Stanyl - customers are now able to consolidate the number of separate parts in the rearview mirror, reducing weight and costs with no compromise on safety and performance.

Increasingly, our plastics are being used not just for structural components (like mirror bases, brackets and housings), but also for the actuator systems that adjust the mirror itself.

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