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Engineering Materials

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.

Thinner, stronger wearables with a silky touch

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.

Our solutions are pushing wearable technology forward, as we lead innovation in biocompatibility, smarter function integration, and silky touch and feel. From eye-wear and headphone bands to fitness trackers and smartwatches, our portfolio of engineering plastics and application experts will help you design the next-generation of wearable devices.

Featured customer applications

Smartwatch Straps

Electronics | Wearables

High UV resistance; Resistant to perspiration and other liquids; Enables the production of compounds in a broad range of colors; High performance at low and high temperatures
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

Learn about DSM and 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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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.

  • Haptics & Aesthetics

    Haptics & Aesthetics

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

  • Degradation & Stability

    Degradation & Stability

    One of the most challenging environments we work in is under the hood of a car. The parts used in these applications are subjected to high temperatures, broad temperature ranges and corrosive chemicals.

  • Processing & shaping

    Processing & shaping

    Designing an innovative part is only one step in the process. Once you have the part design and the material grade selected, and you have successfully manufactured the part in the lab, you need to roll it out for commercial production.

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