Engineering Materials


DSM provides performance materials for a range of electrical applications including switchgears connectors and lighting and deliver on trends like thinnovation

Getting powered up

We’ve been in the electrical business for more than 25 years – which means our global team not only understands our but more importantly, your business as well.  That means supporting you all the way in developing electrical components and products that are compliant with the regulation, are kind to the planet and deliver on all the major trends -from thinnovation to globalization – and all while managing costs as efficiently as possible.

Browse our applications in electrical

  • Electrical components

    DSM helps in developing electrical components and products that are compliant with the regulation, green and deliver on all the major trends -from thinnovation to globalization.

  • Power distribution

    DSM offers a unique combination of materials, design, application development and general technical support, from production inception to the industrialization stage across the full spectrum of Power Distribution (PD) applications

  • Industry

    Our innovative high performance plastics are developed to meet a wide variety of technological challenges. Our industry experts, scientists and engineers work hand in hand with our customers to develop next generation solutions.

Featured applications

Wire and Cable Insulation

Automotive | Auto Electronics & Electricals Wire & Cables

Arnitel® TPC allows for reliable solutions due its high temperature resistance (class T3 and T4, Class D (150°C) enabling thin and ultra thin wall designs, Class E (175°C) >20 mm2 thick and thin wall); Arnitel® TPC allows for cost effective solutions (up to 50% lower system costs versus ETFE/FEP, 40% weight down versus XL PO at similar costs); Arnitel® TPC allows for sustainable solutions due to availability of halogen free flameretardant grades

Medium Voltage Circuit Breaker Isolators

Electrical | Power distribution Medium / High Voltage Switchgear

ForTii® PA4T allows for more sustainable solutions in end-products due to lower CO₂ footprint as compared to solutions with epoxy Xlink agent; ForTii® PA4T allows for significant system cost reduction due to lower density up to 17% than conventional materials, part weight reduction up to 35%, cycle time down by factor 7
  • PA4T PPA - ForTii®

    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.

  • TPC - Arnitel®

    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.

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.

Increasing mechanical and electrical performance of MCCBs

In the electrical market the use of MCCBs is increasing due to the growing need of energy conservation. MCCB producers have 3 needs: safety, performance and cost effectiveness. We offer a full portfolio of materials that can replace thermosets in demanding molded-case circuit breakers (MCCBs) with open arc extinguishing chambers. We have solutions for all the separate housing components, as well as for the functional internal parts in the arc extinguishing chamber of the circuit breaker, resulting in a 100% safe and cost-effective solution. 


Further reading

DSM in electrical: Getting powered up

DSM Engineering Materials' webshop

Integrated Functionality in High-Temperature LDS Assemblies: The added value solution in electronics

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