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.
Stanyl®’s journey: serendipity inspires innovation
The story of Stanyl starts more than 40 years ago, when there was concern of a possible cotton shortage and that soon only food production would be a priority cornering the cotton industry. Thus, there was a need to replace cotton with a new synthetic fiber.
This was the driver for the Nylon 4 research project at DSM. Although the project wasn’t considered successful, it laid the groundwork for large scale production of the PA 46 raw material diaminobutane.
According to Ruud Rulkens, research scientist for DSM, serendipity often inspires innovation, especially in the case of Stanyl. Scientists were open minded to the results gained from the Nylon 4 research project. They did not view the project as a failure, but as an experiment in which they gained valuable information that would be the groundwork for the invention of Stanyl.
To learn about the innovative product development of Stanyl, watch the below Tech Talk presented by Rulkens.
Stanyl® 30 years strong: the story of the world’s most successful high-temperature polyamide
Rulkens will walk you through the different stages of Stanyl’s product development, from the 1970s to now, discuss how Stanyl’s development required multi-discipline collaboration between chemists and physicists, show examples of how research has impacted the Stanyl business development, explain the three unique features that make Stanyl a most successful high-temperature polyamide, and more.
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.