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DSM Engineering Plastics at K 2019

DSM will showcase some of its latest purpose-led innovations at K 2019, the world’s premier fair for the plastics and rubber industry, in Düsseldorf, Germany, between 16 and 23 October 2019.

DSM to showcase purpose-led innovations at K 2019

DSM will showcase some of its latest purpose-led innovations at K 2019, the world’s premier fair for the plastics and rubber industry, in Düsseldorf, Germany, between 16 and 23 October 2019. Exhibiting under the theme of ‘Bright Science. Brighter Living’ – at hall 6, booth B11 – DSM will show how it is using its science-based competences to develop innovations to both address the needs of its customers and tackle the world’s major challenges. Some of these innovations are detailed below.

Preview of our showcases at K 2019

Metal replacements for electric vehicles

With growing demand for electric mobility, electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding and thermal management are increasingly important in delivering high-quality automotive electronic systems. In particular, metal enclosures house electronic control units, or power and battery management modules, protecting these elements from both heat and mechanical damage. Nevertheless, these conventional metal housings are heavy, driving fuel consumption and carbon emissions in case of pure combustion or hybrid cars and traction and driving experience in case of pure electric cars. DSM’s portfolio of conductive plastics enables the replacement of full-metal enclosures, with shielding efficiencies of around 40-60bB of plastic thickness, which protect from EMI, and can lead to weight reductions of up to 50%. 

Akulon® RePurposed: Tackling plastic pollution

DSM and Starboard came together when the surfboard company selected DSM’s Akulon RePurposed, where the resin used is fully recycled from discarded nylon-based fishing nets and is known for its sustainability profile as much as its performance. The discarded fishing nets are gathered from the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea, and are given a new lease of life as fins, fin boxes, standup paddleboard pumps, and other structural parts in surfboards. The product can be applied in many other applications and is specifically targeted at the sports and leisure market. 

Arnitel® E-TPEE in sustainable, high-performance athletic footwear

In recent years, the athletic sportswear industry has increasingly integrated high-performance materials to deliver higher durability, stability and functional performance without compromising on weight. DSM’s expanded Arnitel co-polyester (E-TPEE) can be used in mid-soles of athletic footwear to deliver a range of performance advantages:

  • Very high rebound rate of 75-80%, compared to 65-70% other materials such as E-TPU at same densities
  • Consistent performance across diverse climates; Arnitel has a high consistency in modulus across temperatures from -25oC to +50oC
  • Arnitel enables circularity when designing an all-polyester solution for upper and sole materials, including the adhesives

Arnitel in non-pneumatic tires

The market for non-pneumatic tires, or flat-free tires that are not supported by air pressure, is being driven by the need to integrate higher levels of sustainability, durability, efficiency and reduced costs. Arnitel, a family of high-performance thermoplastic elastomers (TPE), offers a unique combination of flexibility, high temperature resistance, strength and processing characteristics. As such, Arnitel is increasingly being used as a lighter, smarter, greener alternative to conventional rubbers, reducing environmental impact and, ultimately, system costs.

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Safer connected homes around the world

Description
 
Increasingly smart home appliances get connected to the smart grid and are left unattended more often to carry out ever-more complex tasks.  Therefore the need for safety and reliability is increasing to avoid the risk of electrical failures and potentially fatal fires. There is a growing need for insulation plastics in electrical interconnects with higher performance in electrical resistance, flame retardance, heat or chemical resistance (high CTI/flame retardancy/glow wire)
 
Speakers
 
Dr. Tamim P. SidikiGlobal marketing director DSM Engineering Plastics 
Dr. Loek RibberinkGlobal product manager DSM Engineering Plastics

Timing

  • Thursday 17 October,
    15.00 – 16.00 hrs.
  • Tuesday 22 October,
    15.00 – 16.00 hrs.
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On the road with high voltage

Description
 
To make electric vehicles appealing to consumers, battery-charging times need to come down. One way to achieve this is through ultrafast high-voltage charging, which can cut down charging time to about 20 min for an 80% full charge. Such high-voltage systems introduce new challenges for the materials used in the high voltage path carrying the electrical power from the charging plug all the way to the battery and e-motors. Engineers need to meet strict design parameters for dielectric strength, creeping, tracking resistance, and the ability to color code various electrical systems (high CTI/ Flame retardancy)
 
Speakers

Dr. Tamim P. SidikiGlobal marketing director DSM Engineering Plastics
Dr. Hans HoekstraR&T manager DSM Engineering Plastics

Timing

  • Thursday 17 October,
    16.15 – 17.15 hrs.
  • Tuesday 22 October
    16.15 – 17.15 hrs.
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Material selection for EV thermal management systems

Description

The electrical vehicle market demands more complex design and precise control of Thermal Management Systems (TMS) to enable the high system energy efficiency and long service time of the battery. Battery charging largely increases the operation time of TMS comparing with the traditional ICE vehicle. Automakers and suppliers are facing unique challenges, including increasing requirements for chemical and hydrolysis resistance as well as vehicle weight reduction. As a full solution provider of TMS material, DSM’s portfolio of hydrolysis resistance engineering plastics helps customers to overcome these challenges during their development of the next generation TMS.

Speaker:

Dr. Meisen Li - Advanced engineering manager

Timing

  • Monday 21 October
    15.00 – 16.00 hrs.   
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EMI Shielding with Plastic: future of metal replacement in electrical cars

Description
 
EMI shielding and thermal management are becoming increasingly important in automotive electronics. Critical electronics systems like ECUs and power management modules are typically housed in metallic enclosures. The metal housing provides environmental protection for the board, dissipates the heat of the processor and power electronics to prevent over- heating. Such metal housings however are pretty heavy in weight. At the same time, it effectively shields EMI caused by adjacent onboard electronic systems as well as from outside the car that may interfere with the sensitive integrated circuits (ICs) leading to severe electrical failures. DSM’s portfolio of conductive plastics enable the replacement of full metal enclosures with shielding efficiencies of around 50-70bB of plastic thickness. Replacing die-cast aluminum housings by engineering plastics that combine thermal conductivity with electro-magnet interference can lead to weight reductions of 50%.
 
Speakers

Dr. Tamim P. SidikiGlobal marketing director DSM Engineering Plastics
Dr. Michael C. Villet – Materials scientist, DSM Engineering Plastics

Timing

  • Monday 21 October
    16.00 - 17.00 hrs
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