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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

Highly breathable; Bio-based alternative; High-temperature resistance; Excellent processing characteristics.

Food Packaging Films

Consumer goods | Food Packaging

Exceptional mechanical strength; Easier and more cost-effective to make films; Produces stable bubble and fewer wrinkles; Prevents food waste; High heat resistance; Better surface appearance for more cost-effective solutions.

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

Highly breathable; Bio-based alternative that reduces carbon footpring by 50 percent; High-temperature resistance; Excellent processing characteristics; Lowest carbon footprint of PA6 available on the market; Yields faster moulding than standard PA6; Enables thinner wall designs.

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Akulon® XS32-E2 (FC-X9200)

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.

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

Arnitel® VT3108

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.

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

Arnitel® ECO L700

22% Renewable Content

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.

  • Injection Molding
  • Food Contact Quality
  • Contains renewable content

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