DSM Engineering Plastics

Lighting systems

Explore how our plastics can be used in lighting systems.

Lighting systems

Shine your light on innovative plastics

As the lighting industry grows and continues to shift towards increased lifetime and higher power requirements, so too does the need for greater material resistance against extreme heat and light. Some traditional plastic packages are prone to degradation of the plastic package. But not with DSM's high performance plastics. Their extreme high reflectivity levels and heat ageing properties combined with mechanical strength enable more efficient LEDs with longer lifetimes, leading directly to significant savings in energy, product lifetime, cost and carbon emissions.

Our plastics portfolio also integrates LED applications in automotive and consumer electronics with backlight display units (BLU); and all this is supported by specialist DSM support in LED socket design to ensure not only high output and durability, but also greater efficiency through improved heat management.

For a more traditional lighting applications, we also offer proven materials that add value to your lighting applications and help to reduce carbon footprint. We support the lighting industry with an experienced team of experts, all over the world.

Featured customer applications

Heat Sinks in LED Lamps

Consumer goods | Lighting

Stanyl® TC PA46 reduces the weight of heat sinks with 50% compared to aluminium; Stanyl® TC PA46 allows for high level of design freedom compared to metal and yields 85% lower CO₂ footprint than with an equivalent die cast aluminium heat sinks; Stanyl® TC PA46 allows for reliable solutions due to its thermoconductivity (portfolio of several thermal conductive grades available)

Lamp Holders

Consumer goods | Lighting

Arnite® PBT allows for reliable solutions due to its 650 GWT rating as per the IEC 60968, its 125˚C ball pressure test rating, its high toughness rsulting in low rejection levels during assembly

LED Array Holder

Consumer goods | Lighting

ForTii® PA4T allows for reliable solutions due to its good mechanical integrity, its high flowability required to secure stiffness and its flammability rating V0 at 0.2mm; ForTii® PA4T allows for appealing solutions due to its bright white colour and a good colour stability after reflow soldering; ForTii® PA4T allows for cost effective solutions due to its ease of processability and for sustainable solutions due to its good carbon footprint

Lighting Housings

Consumer goods | Lighting

Arnite® PBT allows for reliable solutions due to its 650 GWT as per the IEC 60968, its 125 °C ball pressure test rating, its high toughness yielding low reject levels during assembly

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.

Stanyl® ForTii™ and Arnite® in reflective LED applications

Light emitting diodes, or LEDs, are rapidly taking their place in all forms of lighting from reading lamps and to TV screens, through to automobile and street lighting. LEDs are setting designers free to create concepts that consume less energy than conventional light sources. We have Stanyl® ForTii™ and Arnite® as a material solution for reflective LED applications. Both in high temperature applications where materials have the resist the harsh environment of the reflow oven, as in medium temperature applications where the critical requirement is the long term resistance to the heat and radiation of the LED, breakthrough solutions are now available. 

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Further reading

  • ForTii® and Arnite®RFLX in reflective LED applications

  • Read our latest blogpost

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