DSM Engineering Materials



Engineering plastics have the power to transform the transportation industry by making it smarter, safer, lighter, and greener. Know more about our solutions

Engineering plastics solutions for the transportation industry

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.

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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

Aircraft engine panels

Transportation | Aerospace |

Stanyl® PA46 allows for reliable solutions due to its high strength in especially at elevated temperatures; Stanyl® High Flow PA46 allows for light weight, cost effective solutions enabling thin walled, complex designs

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

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.

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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.

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  • 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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