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Engineering Materials

Advancing Material Science for Food Packaging

In many countries, as much as 40 percent of food is wasted. DSM is taking on this global challenge by partnering with its customers to develop advanced material solutions to extend shelf life and keep food fresh to reduce waste.

DSM is a leading global supplier of durable food-safe plastics that lock in freshness and prevent contamination. In addition, DSM is a leader in the development of advanced material solutions for breathable food packaging.

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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

Food Packaging Films

Consumer goods | Food Packaging

Akulon® PA6 and Akulon® XS PA6 allow for reliable solutions since it yields high puncture resistance and high barrier properties for oxygen resulting in longer shelf lives and thus less food waste; Akulon® XS grades allow for cost effective solutions due to its unique processing characteristics as a result from its low crystallization rate and since it also enables better thermoforming and transparency, improved processing in blown-film through improved bubble stability, increased BUR and less curling in non-symmetrical film

Bio-based panliners

Consumer goods | Food Packaging

Bio-based, 14C measurable ;Food-grade quality ;Stain- and scratch-resistant ;Significant reduction in food waste and cleaning costs due to a decrease in the use of detergents, energy and labor

Cooking Bag

Consumer goods | Food Packaging

Soft touch and feel ;Reduces food waste ;Bio-based (nearly 70% is made from the tropical castor bean plant)

Smokable Sausage Casings

Consumer goods | Food Packaging

Arnitel® TPC and Akulon® PA6 allow for reliable solutions since they yield excellent smoke penetration leading to great taste and sausage structure and high quality; Arnitel® TPC and Akulon® PA6 allow for sustainable solutions, since they are free of substances of hazardous concerns and thus more environmentally friendly than cellulose casings

Explore Material Solutions for Food Packaging

Akulon® XS32-E2 (FC-X9200)

High Viscosity

Akulon® is our family of high performance polyamide 6 and polyamide 66 materials, used by customers across the world in applications ranging from automotive, electronics & electrical, to furniture and packaging.

We offer Akulon® grades for injection molding, blow molding and extrusion (including barrier film, stock shapes, convoluted tubes, and mono and multi filament).

In molded parts the material offers an excellent balance of easy design and processing with outstanding mechanical properties over a wide temperature range and in diverse conditions. Meanwhile for extrusion the strength, resilience and easy processing of Akulon® sets the market standards.

  • Nucleated
  • Lubricated
  • Film Extrusion
  • Food Contact Quality
  • High viscosity

Arnitel® VT3108

Film Extrusion

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.

In industries ranging from automotive to E&E, Arnitel® is increasingly being as a lighter, smarter, greener alternative to conventional rubbers – reducing environmental impact and ultimately, system costs.

The product is supported by an experienced and knowledgeable global team continuously working on new ideas and applications, as well as exploring new markets. By listening to your needs and understanding your process and products, we develop solutions that make a real difference.

  • Highly Breathable
  • Drying of Material Required
  • Food Contact Quality

Arnitel® ECO L700

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.

In industries ranging from automotive to E&E, Arnitel® is increasingly being as a lighter, smarter, greener alternative to conventional rubbers – reducing environmental impact and ultimately, system costs.

The product is supported by an experienced and knowledgeable global team continuously working on new ideas and applications, as well as exploring new markets. By listening to your needs and understanding your process and products, we develop solutions that make a real difference.

  • 22% Renewable Content
  • Injection Molding
  • Food Contact Quality
  • Contains renewable content

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