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DSM in 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.

Making consumer goods Safe, Sustainable and Reliable


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 to make them safe, sustainable and reliable.

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Highlighted case studies

SAFE

Leveraging safe, high-performance materials for kitchen utensils

Consumers and regulators are concerned with the potential health risks posed by plastic kitchen utensils. In the past decade, the U.S. FDA and European Commission have banned or restricted potentially carcinogenic substances commonly found in food utensils and packaging. As a result, household goods manufacturers are under pressure to ensure cookware meets evolving food contact safety regulations. Plus, consumers expect high-quality, long-lasting products that are environmentally friendly and available at a low cost.

SUSTAINABLE

Sympatex goes green with Arnitel® B-MB

DSM and membrane manufacturer Sympatex Technologies introduced bio-based mass-balanced Arnitel®, a thermoplastic elastomer, which is manufactured with bio-based feedstock using a mass-balance approach—the end product contains more than 25% bio-based content by weight. This dedicated grade will now be replaced by the Arnitel B-MB version.

RELIABLE

Manufacturing safe, reliable and high-performance appliance connectors

As smart home technology gives us greater flexibility, connector safety and performance are critical. DSM delivers materials that adhere to miniaturization trends, ensure the safety of end consumers, and help you improve product sustainability.

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