Engineering Materials

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.

At the cutting edge of green innovation

Today’s landscapers and gardeners are more demanding of the products they buy. They want powerful and rugged tools that perform well, look good, last longer, and use as little energy as possible – both in their product 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 lawn and gardening equipment.

Explore this page to find examples of how our high performance materials are used in a broad range of gardening tools & equipment.

Featured customer applications

Power Tool Housings

Consumer goods | Power tools

Akulon® PA6 is a reliable solution for power tool housings due to its lighter weight compared to metals, possible part and function integration, easier assembly and longer tool lives. It has better welding strength and surface appearance than PA66. Akulon UltraFlow PA6 has outstanding mechanical properties over a wide temperature range and in diverse conditions.

Outdoor power product fuel tanks

Consumer goods | Lawn & garden

Increased design freedom (minimum wall thickness possible up to 1.2mm) ;Evaporative emissions barrier more than six times higher than regulations require ;Guaranteed to last for the lifetime of the product

Self propelled lawnmower transmission gears

Consumer goods | Lawn & garden

70% lighter than metal ;Reduces noise ;Heat-stabilized ;Retains its mechanical properties at high temperatures up to 220°C (428°F) ;Outperforms PPA, PA6T, PA9T, and often PPS and LCP

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.

Smarter and cleaner products for small off road engine vehicles

The Outdoor Power Equipment market is ripe for change as new regulations sweep across the landscape and consumers and manufacturers demand smarter and cleaner products.

At DSM our performance materials -- and the knowlegde, people and resources behind them - are helping manufacturers to change the way they think about application design. From fuel tanks to engine components we're putting plastics to the test, and we invite you to take a look at our thoughts and ideas.

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  • PA6 & PA66 - Akulon®

    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.

  • PA410 - EcoPaXX®

    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.

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.

Further reading

DSM introduces high-temperature PPA, ForTii Ace, to the OPE market

DSM introduces newest high-temperature PPA, ForTii Ace, to the Outdoor Power Equipment market

DSM offers solutions to challenges of tightened small-engine emissions regulations

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