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Engineering Materials

Smarter, safer, lighter and greener two-wheelers

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

Designing the future of two-wheeler transportation

Transportation by two-wheelers, such as motorbikes and bicycles, is getting more and more crucial to keep our increasingly crowded and congested cities rolling. At DSM, we strive to improve two-wheeler transportation by making it smarter, safer, lighter, more convenient and greener. And that’s not only a key focus for DSM. Increasingly, city governments all over the world consider two-wheeler transportation as one of the solutions for city-congestion.

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 this page to explore some of our products in motorbikes and bicycles.

The electric future comes on two wheels

Two-wheelers require high-voltage charging and interconnection systems to enable sufficient power to drive the main e-motor, and produce acceptable battery charging times. Yet, with high voltages, engineers need to take extra care in the design of parameters such as dielectric strength, creep, and tracking resistance. 

Featured customer applications

Bike Body Plugs

Transportation | 2Wheelers

Stanyl® PA46 allows for reliable solutions due to its better mechanical properties at elevated temperatures in comparison with PA66 and PPA and due to its much better abrasion resistance and lower friction at elevated temperatures in comparison with PA66 and PPA

Chain Tensioners

Transportation | 2Wheelers

Stanyl® PA46 allows for light weight solutions versus metal; Stanyl® PA46 allows for reliable solutions due to its better mechanical properties at elevated temperatures in comparison with PA66 and PPA and due to its much better abrasion resistance and lower friction at elevated temperatures in comparison with PA66 and PPA

Transmission Control Gears

Transportation | 2Wheelers

Stanyl® PA46 allows for light weight solutions versus metal; Stanyl® PA46 allows for reliable solutions due to its better mechanical properties at elevated temperatures in comparison with PA66 and PPA and due to its much better abrasion resistance and lower friction at elevated temperatures in comparison with PA66 and PPA

Oil Pump Gears (2-wheelers)

Transportation | 2Wheelers

Stanyl® PA46 allows for light weight solutions versus metal; Stanyl® PA46 allows for reliable solutions due to its better mechanical properties at elevated temperatures in comparison with PA66 and PPA and due to its much better abrasion resistance and lower friction at elevated temperatures in comparison with PA66 and PPA

Rear Grips

Transportation | 2Wheelers

Akulon® PA6 allows for reliable solutions due to its good mechanical properties (stiffness and toughness) and due to its better surface appearance than PA66

Variator Roller Cover

Transportation | 2Wheelers

Stanyl® PA46 allows for light weight solutions versus metal; Stanyl® PA46 allows for reliable solutions due to its better mechanical properties at elevated temperatures in comparison with PA66 and PPA and due to its much better abrasion resistance and lower friction at elevated temperatures in comparison with PA66 and PPA

Variator transmission parts

Transportation | 2Wheelers

Stanyl® PA46 allows for reliable solutions, since it extends part lifetime up to 200% compared to conventional materials due to its proven wear resistance and high chemical resistance

Explore our product portfolio

  • PA6 & PA66 - Akulon®

    Akulon polyamide 6 & 66 resins represent the best value in all-purpose engineering materials, offering an excellent balance of design and processing with outstanding mechanical properties in diverse operating environments.

  • PA46 - Stanyl®

    Stanyl is a high-performance aliphatic polyamide with a melting temperature of 295°C that due to its high crystallinity and fast crystallization speeds entails three key strengths.

  • 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.

  • PET & PBT - Arnite®

    Our Arnite portfolio includes high performance engineering polyester plastics (PBT, PET, and blends) that combine high strength and rigidity with excellent processing characteristics.

  • 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.

  • PPS - Xytron™

    Xytron is a high performance plastics compound based on linear polyphenylene sulfide. Xytron offers extreme chemical resistance, dimensional stability, and is intrinsically flame retardant.

  • 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.

  • PA6 & PA66 - Novamid®

    Specialty Polyamides based on PA6, PA66, PA6/66 with grades that offer performances that go beyond the standard range. A wide variety of grade customizations are available to meet specific demands.

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