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Engineering Materials

Advancing Material Science for Appliances

As appliances become more sophisticated and manufacturers seek to create unique value in an increasingly competitive global market, material science is an increasingly important part of the design process.

DSM works with the world’s leading appliance manufacturers to leverage the latest advanced material science to improve the performance of appliance connectors, actuation systems, gears, structural parts, and other key components. DSM’s global R&D, manufacturing, application development expertise, and CAE design support simplify the material selection process for appliances.

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  • PA6 & PA66 - Akulon®

    Akulon polyamide 6 & 66 resins represent the best value in all-purpose engineering materials, offering an excellent balance of design and processing with outstanding mechanical properties in diverse operating environments.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • PPS - Xytron™

    Xytron is a high performance plastics compound based on linear polyphenylene sulfide. Xytron offers extreme chemical resistance, dimensional stability, and is intrinsically flame retardant.

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Kitchen utensils

Consumer goods |

High use temperature;Non-stick and easy to clean;Passes food contact regulation;Low oligomer content vs PA66

Faucet mixing valve

Building & construction | Water management

Lead-free ;Reduced risk of water leakage ;Bio-based (nearly 70% is made from the tropical castor bean plant) ;Yields improved torque and bending strength, even after extended exposure to boiling water ;Absorbs 30% less water and offers superior chemical resistance

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

Pipe Fittings

Building & construction | Water management

Akulon has better surface appearance; Stanyl solves wear and friction issues; EcoPaXX has the lowest carbon footprint amongst common polyamides; Xytron offers extremely good chemical resistance

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