Engineering Materials

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.

Leading the way in consumer goods

Today’s consumers are more demanding of the products they buy – for indoor and outdoor use. They want goods that perform well, look good, last longer, and use as little energy as possible – both in their production and their day-to-day use.

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.

The introduction of Akulon SafeConnect has contributed to safer home appliances across the globe. Featured in home appliance connectors, the material meets the strictest flammability guidelines around the world.

For the next generation of breathable, non-microporous sporting attire, more and more brands are choosing our Arnitel thermoplastic. This durable material allows sweat and moisture to escape, while preventing outside moisture and germs from getting in.

Browse our applications in building & construction

Featured customer applications

Breathable Outdoor clothing

Consumer goods | Sports & leisure

Arnitel® TPC allows for very sustainable solutions, since it is PFC free and 100% recyclable; Arnitel® TPC allows for very comfortable and reliable solutions due to its high breathability and 100% waterproof performance under all circumstances, unlike perforated membranes

Breathable Films for Food Packaging

Consumer goods | Food Packaging

Arnitel® TPC allows for reliable solutions, since it yields a breathable film that balances the application-specific gas mixture of O2 and CO₂, and the moisture inside the package

Seat Suspension/Fabrics

Consumer goods | Furniture

Arnitel® TPC allows for reliable solutions due to its retention of flexibility even at temperatures down to -40°C or at elevated temperatures up to 100 ˚C; Arnitel® TPC allows for solutions with nice toch & feel characteristics
  • 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.

  • 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.

Featured products

With our broad, high-quality materials portfolio and in-depth technology know-how, we work in close collaboration with customers to develop new applications in response to the search for lighter, stronger and more durable materials.

Here's a selection of some of our most recognized brands and products, keeping you ahead of the curve and enabling you to lead the market through the use of cutting-edge technology.

Customer Cases

Light mountaineering shoe from Salomon has high-performance chassis made from DSM’s EcoPaXX® polyamide

DSM announces that its high performance bio-based EcoPaXX polyamide has been chosen for the “Edging Chassis” of an innovative new mountaineering shoe from sports specialist Salomon.

Herman Miller Embody® Chair finds support in DSM materials

Herman Miller, Inc. selected three different material families from DSM for the production of key elements in the new Embody chair.

A scientific approach to building solutions

Our dedicated teams work closely with our customers to look at the entire process of developing new parts and components – whether it is a case of metal replacement, or developing solutions that are stronger, safer and more effective. Our methodical approach extends to every step of the process, from design and material performance to production and compliance.

  • Strength, stiffness & fatigue

    As car manufacturers continuously focus on reducing weight to improve fuel efficiency, replacing metal parts with plastic remains a key challenge.

  • Life cycle assessment

    When we talk about Bright Science, Brighter Living, one of the core ideas we’re expressing is our concern for sustainability. That’s why we have integrated green design into our business.

  • Degradation & Stability

    One of the most challenging environments we work in is under the hood of a car. The parts used in these applications are subjected to high temperatures, broad temperature ranges and corrosive chemicals.

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