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Engineering Materials

Delivering better, lighter and higher-performance sports & leisure equipment                                                

Those who love sports - from Olympians to amateurs - want better, lighter, higher-performance equipment. And in everyday life, we're increasingly looking for product that performs well, looks good, lasts longer, and with a lower carbon footprint. 

DSM has a proud tradition of sponsoring sports. Many of our products and technologies previously developed in collaboration with the Dutch Olympic Committee (NOC*NSF) are fully commercialized and featured in our portfolio. Our current sports partners focus on pushing the limits in sports by utilizing the transformative power of DSM's innovative ideas. 

Explore solutions for sports & leisure

  • Athletic Shoes Midsole

    Learn more about DSM’s material solutions that combine improved sustainability (reduced carbon footprint and recyclable) and superior performance (improved rebound, low compression set, comfort) in athletic shoes midsoles

Explore DSM material solutions in sports & leisure

  • 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.

Contact us for more information

Direct and easy access to our broad portfolio of high-performance plastics: request a quote or order a sample. You can also simply ask our sports & leisure experts.

Browse featured sports & leisure applications

Breathable Outdoor clothing

Consumer goods | Sports & leisure

PFC-free ;Does not rely on perforations to make garments breathable ;Bio-based (nearly 70% is made from the tropical castor bean plant) ;100% recyclable ;High breathability and 100% waterproof performance under all circumstances

Athletic Shoes Midsole

Consumer goods |

Application requirements Stability Lightweight Energy rebound Long lifetime Material properties Low crystallization speed and temperature High elongation at break Arnitel E-TPEE is thermoplastic and can be fully recycled

Ice Skate Parts

Consumer goods | Sports & leisure

No corrosion protection coating needed; Cost-effective; Faster molding; Enables thinner wall designs

Golf Shoe Receptacles

Consumer goods | Sports & leisure

No deformation under the high vulcanization pressure; Lower scrap rate of entire sole; Cost-effective

Snowboard bindings

Consumer goods | Sports & leisure

Heat-stabilized ;High viscosity ;Bio-based (nearly 70% is made from the tropical castor bean plant) ;Enables solutions which are 100% carbon neutral from cradle to cradle; Delivers high performance in cold temperatures

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Monofilaments

Consumer goods | Sports & leisure

Novamid® is a premium polyamide with a comprehensive portfolio that includes a range of customization options to ensure the perfect mix of properties for monofilaments. Depending on the grade, various processing & stretching condition can be achieved to further tune filament properties.

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