DSM Engineering Plastics

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DSM in Consumer Goods

Our portfolio of engineering plastics are developed with the knowledge that technology and innovation go hand-in-hand. They’re used across a broad range of consumer goods, including white goods, food packaging, and sporting equipment.

Lawn & Garden

At the cutting edge of green innovation

Today’s landscapers and gardeners are more demanding of the products they buy. They want powerful and rugged tools that perform well, look good, last longer, and use as little energy as possible – both in their product and their day-to-day use.

Our portfolio of engineering plastics are developed with the knowledge that technology and innovation go hand-in-hand. They’re used across a broad range of lawn and gardening equipment.

Explore this page to find examples of how our high performance materials are used in a broad range of gardening tools & equipment.

Featured customer applications

Powertool Housings

Consumer goods | Power tools

Akulon® PA6 allows for light weight and cost effective solutions compared to metals, also as a result of possible part and function integration, easier assembly and longer tool lives; Akulon® PA6 allows for reliable solutions due to its better welding strength and surface appearance than PA66

Outdoor power product fuel tanks

Consumer goods | Lawn & garden

Akulon® Fuellock PA6 allows for reliable solutions due to good UV-stability and excellent barrier to evaporative emissions compared to fluorinated HDPE; Akulon® Fuellock PA6 allows for cost effective solutions due to increased design freedom (minimum wall thickness possible up to 1.2mm)

Self propelled lawnmower transmission gears

Consumer goods | Lawn & garden

Stanyl® PA46 allows for light weight and low NVH solutions compared to metal (weight reduction up to 70%) ; Stanyl® PA46 allows for cost effective solutions since it lowers integral costs with more than 45% compared to traditional gear sets

A scientific approach to building solutions

Our dedicated teams work closely with 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.

  • Design

    Discover the new high-performing plastic solutions for the extreme demands of next-generation example.

  • Performance

    To ensure safety and part integrity, our high-performance plastics need to meet all of the relevant requirements for each application.

  • Production

    Improving on a part includes improving how it is produced. Whether we are helping you improve the production process itself, or reducing and eliminating secondary operations, we support you through the entire process.

  • Compliance

    Getting a part ready for commercialization includes ensuring compliance with the relevant regulations.

Smarter and cleaner products for small off road engine vehicles

The Outdoor Power Equipment market is ripe for change as new regulations sweep across the landscape and consumers and manufacturers demand smarter and cleaner products.

At DSM our performance materials -- and the knowlegde, people and resources behind them - are helping manufacturers to change the way they think about application design. From fuel tanks to engine components we're putting plastics to the test, and we invite you to take a look at our thoughts and ideas.

Explore our product portfolio

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

  • DSM introduces high-temperature PPA, ForTii Ace, to the OPE market

  • DSM introduces newest high-temperature PPA, ForTii® Ace, to the Outdoor Power Equipment market

  • DSM offers solutions to challenges of tightened small-engine emissions regulations