Engineering Materials


Building and construction are often resource-heavy activities. Today, engineering plastics can replace conventional materials in a wide variety of applications - improving performance while reducing environmental impact.

Designing the future of transportation

Transportation by truck, train and airplane is essential to running the world – yet it is also responsible for more than 25% of greenhouse gas emissions. Improving transportation by making it smarter, safer, lighter, and greener is a key focus for the industry and governing bodies.

Engineering plastics have the power to transform the transportation industry, creating solutions that serve people, the planet and profit. Our high-performance materials, coupled with the knowledge and resources behind them, are helping manufacturers change the way they think about application design.

Browse our applications in transportation

  • Motorbikes & Bicycles

    DSM Engineering plastics help to improve two-wheeler transportation by making it smarter, safer, lighter, more convenient, and greener. Browse our portfolio.

  • Trains & Rails

    Check out the range of applications in railway where our engineering plastics are used.

Featured customer applications

Railway Buffers

Transportation | Railway

Arnitel® TPC allows for reliable solutions due to its strength and elastic properties needed to withstand the forces required in the draft gear; Arnitel® TPC allow for cost effective solutions, since it does not require additional production processes that are required with competing materials as rubbers

Variator transmission parts

Transportation | 2Wheelers

Excellent resistance to wear ;Chemical-resistant to automotive fluids ;Heat-resistance for variator cover rollers ;Retains its mechanical properties at temperatures ranging from 100°C (212°F) to 170°C (338°F) ; Exceptional fatigue properties to meet demanding durability requirements
  • 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.

Search other customer applications

Find the right plastic for your product. Search through all products, applications, specifications and more.

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.

  • Cost reduction & simplification

    Plastics offer a solution that is lighter in weight than metal and rubber. In addition, plastics enable the production of parts with complex geometries, meaning its possible to convert a number of components into a single, simplified part.

  • Noise, vibration & harshness

    Today’s cars are 90% quieter than cars from the 1970s, when vehicle noise first began to be legislated. OEMs are also increasingly focused on improving the driving experience.

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