To offer a drop-in solution to overcome the PA66 shortage, we developed an alternative material: The Akulon® IG series is a portfolio of material grades made by combining the strength of PA6 and PA46 – two materials that are fully independent of the Adiponitrile/hexamethyldiamine supply.
New podcast shares design challenges and advanced material solutions
Engineers and designers can now stay up to date with the latest material science insights and innovations by listening to the new DSM Advanced Materials Solutions podcast.
Each podcast features a DSM subject matter expert and explores design challenges solved by the latest advances in polymer science. The podcast also explores the trends driving innovation in the automotive, electronics, consumer goods, and medical devices markets.
Join us for the first two podcasts as we discuss challenges for medical protective equipment and kitchen cooking utensils.
Materials solution helps control the spread of infections
Healthcare professionals are exposed to infectious diseases while working in medical settings. Physicians, nurses, technicians and clinical laboratory workers all want to be protected from diseases. Andre Oosterlaken, Market Development Manager at DSM Engineering Materials, discusses how Arnitel VT offers the highest protection level, along with comfort, in disposable medical gowns and drapes. He also talks about the future of medical gowns, new material solutions and innovations for the medical textile market.
Food contact safety standards in the kitchen
The food contact industry is global. Products such as spoons, spatulas, tongs, etc., are developed in a specific region and then manufactured elsewhere, but across the board safe for use is the priority. Pim Jenssen, Market Development Manager at DSM Engineering Materials, discusses how the globalization of the market has effected the design and manufacture of kitchen utensils, how the regulations differ by region, and the bio-based materials solutions available for food contact applications.
Two-wheeler technical know-how: DSM’s materials provide strength & durability that electric scooters need
A number of e-scooter components require specialized materials to ensure safe and reliable performance. DSM’s portfolio includes materials designed to meet the specific needs of these applications.
Building a more sustainable high-performance tire
DSM's Arnitel family of thermoplastic elastomers is helping tire manufacturers "reinvent the wheel" by developing non-pneumatic tires.