Engineering Materials


Enabling the next generation of mobile devices with plastics

Enabling the next generation of mobile devices with plastics

Mobile devices have changed the way we find information, entertain ourselves, and remain connected to our friends and family. As devices evolve to help us manage more aspects of our lives, they demand more from the materials used to make them.

Our solutions, combined with our team of experts, empower you to define the next generation of mobile electronics. Our unique materials enable cutting-edge design, higher performance, and the ability to unlock the full potential of the Internet of Things (IoT), while also reaching targets for safety and sustainability.

Whether it’s for connectors, cables, frames or antennas, the world’s leading mobile device manufacturers rely on our materials to enable thinner and lighter components that are safer and more reliable.

Featured customer applications

USB-C Connectors

Electronics | Desktops / PCs

Glass-reinforced ;Provides up to 50% more wear resistance compared to other high temperature polyamides ;Enables thinner wall designs ;Halogen and red phosphorous-free grades are available

Audio Jack Connectors

Electronics | Connectors

Stanyl® PA46 and ForTii® PA4T allow for reliable solutions due to its outstanding mechanical strength outperforming competitive materials for jacks by up to four times, therefore enabling 20.000-plus insertion/extraction cycles; Stanyl® PA46 and ForTii® PA4T allow for cost effective solutions to due good processability and high flowability enabling thin walled designs
  • 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.

Customer case study

Xiaomi selects DSM ForTii® – for antenna splitters of Xiaomi Mi4

ForTii, a high-performance polyamide, from DSM, is being used in the frame splitters of Xiaomi Mi4. Xiaomi Technology Co., Ltd., is a highly innovative enterprise specializing in smartphone production in China. Because of its perfect mechanical performance, incomparable high flowability, excellent color stability, superb chemical resistance and DSM R & D team's strong technical support, Xiaomi selected the material.

How can we help you?

We take 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.

  • 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.

  • Strength, stiffness & fatigue

    As car manufacturers continuously focus on reducing weight to improve fuel efficiency, replacing metal parts with plastic remains a key challenge.

  • Life cycle assessment

    When we talk about Bright Science, Brighter Living, one of the core ideas we’re expressing is our concern for sustainability. That’s why we have integrated green design into our business.

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