DSM Engineering Plastics

Water management

Our portfolio includes a number of engineering plastics ideal for use in contact with the drinking water supply. These applications are challenging due to long-term exposure to water and high temperatures.

Water management

Ensuring safer drinking water

Lead leaching into drinking water presents a major health risk. While faucets, water meter components and fitting systems have traditionally used brass, copper, lead, and other metals, regulations on permissible lead levels have recently been strengthened in Europe and the US. This is driving the industry to look for alternative solutions that are completely lead-free.

Our portfolio includes a number of engineering plastics ideal for use in contact with the drinking water supply. These applications are challenging due to long-term exposure to water and high temperatures. We have specific grades that have already achieved certification for drinking water applications in our Xytron® polyphenylene sulfide (PPS), ExoPaXX® PA 410, and ForTii Ace PA portfolios.

Featured Customer Applications

Faucet mixing valve

Building & construction | Water management

EcoPaXX® PA410 allows for reliable solutions due to its superior toughness, its improved bonding strength, its high hydrolytic stability (NSF61 is hot water certified) and its excellent dimensional stability; EcoPaXX® PA410 leads to sustainable solutions since it is partly bio-based

Pipe Fittings

Building & construction | Water management

Akulon® PA6 allows for reliable solutions due to its good mechanical properties (stiff and tough) and its better surface appearance than PA66; Stanyl® PA46 allows for more economical and reliable solutions than PES or PESU also as a result of a very good creep resistance at elevated temperatures

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.

Further reading

  • water-management-pr-thumb

    DSM expands water management range with new ForTii® Ace high-performance polyamide and Xytron™ PPS compounds

  • Faucet-EcoPaXX

    DSM’s EcoPaXX® tapping into drinking water-contact applications

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How can we help you?

We take 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.

  • Flame retardancy

    As the electronics industry moved to capture more computing power into smaller spaces, it puts bigger demands on the materials used to manufacture the various parts.

  • 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.