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Engineering Materials

DSM in Electronics

DSM provides materials for electronic applications and components for developing products which are thinner, smaller and greener. View our portfolio

Transforming visions into reality

Mobile devices are driving innovation around the world. Each generation is an average of 12% thinner than what came before, and designers need to get more computing power out of less space. The latest smartphones, tablets and ultrabooks put greater demands on the materials used to manufacture them.

Designers and engineers at the world’s leading mobile brands rely on our expertise and materials to develop next-generation devices. They challenge us to transform their design vision into reality with innovative, advanced plastics for frames and enclosures, connectors, cables, wearable straps, and automotive electronics devices

Our broad portfolio of materials enables the design and manufacture of components as thin as 0.1mm that maintain the rigidity needed to ensure a durable end product. We work with component manufacturers to understand the material properties needed for each component, and help designers reach new possibilities for their next device – always with a focus on how to make it thinner, stronger, safer, and without harmful substances.

Contact us today to talk about how we can help transform your vision into reality.

Your partner for Integrated Electronics

Integrated electronics, a revolutionary technology to put electronics in plastics. They enable cars to be lighter and safer, electronics to be more functional and comfortable. They make our lives more comfortable.

DSM is your partner for integrated electronics, today and tomorrow. With proven solutions, a portfolio of LDS materials, expertise and processing knowledge, we are ready for your challenge.

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Customer cases

DSM’s Arnitel® TPE provides new camera maker YI with better grip

Fledgling Chinese camera maker YI Technology has chosen Arnitel high performance thermoplastic elastomer for the hand grip on its new mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, the M1.

ForTii® Ace JTX8, a breakthrough in automotive electronics systems

DSM extended its ForTii® Ace family of high performance materials with ForTii® Ace JTX8, a product developed specifically for electronic connectors in automotive applications that will not blister during high-temperature soldering processes - whatever the design of the connector.

Browse our applications in Electronics

  • Infrastructure

    Infrastructure needs to be able to manage the coming traffic explosion caused by mobile connectivity, Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and the transmission of heavy video content over IP networks in high-resolution formats.

  • Notebooks

    DSM empowers customers to build stronger, lighter and more reliable computers that surpass the latest safety standards to ensure their notebook computers meet the latest consumer demands.

  • Servers

    Servers with higher speeds and more bandwidth require connectors & sockets with higher pin counts. High performance plastics enable thinner walls with a reliable connection

  • Smartphones

    High performance plastics for smartphones and tablets which address key trends like thinnovation, convergence and aesthetics by DSM. Contact us to learn more.

  • Tablets

    DSM’s unique materials enable cutting-edge design, higher performance in thinner Tablets.  Our material enables more computing power in a smaller space.

  • Wearables

    The wearables market continues to grow. Analysts predict 200 million wearables by 2020, and every generation includes more functionality in a thinner design. The industry has already shown a trend of designs becoming 12% thinner each year, putting higher demands on the materials used to make them.

  • Desktops, PCs

    DSMs broad portfolio of thermoplastics for Desktops, PCs and computers builds on our state-of-the-art technology. Our materials enable solutions with high heat resistance, improved functionality, and the ongoing miniaturization trend.

  • USB-C Connectors

    USB-C connectors are becoming the consumer electronics industry’s most widely used data and power interface. As their usage grows, so does the importance of choosing the right engineering materials.

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.

  • Flame retardancy

    The engineering plastics used in various electronics parts have to comply with strict flame retardancy requirements and more environmentally friendly solutions

  • Downsizing & Miniaturization

    As our economy places more focus on efficiency, industry is responding by creating products that are thinner, lighter, and smaller – with the same or more functionality.

  • Haptics & Aesthetics

    In some consumer electronics applications, key characteristics of the plastic material are haptics and aesthetics – how they look and feel.

Further reading

DSM enables safer connections for Smart Homes                                                                      

DSM Engineering Materials' webshop                                                                                                                                 

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

  • 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®

    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.

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