DSM Engineering Plastics


To meet consumer demands, notebook computers are constantly becoming thinner and lighter.


Thinner, lighter notebooks that don’t compromise on performance

To meet consumer demands, notebook computers are constantly becoming thinner and lighter. This places greater demands on the materials made to use them, as they must withstand high heat from more processing power in a smaller space, withstand day-to-day use including drops, and have connectors that can withstand thousands of insertions and removals over the computer’s lifetime.

Our portfolio of thermoplastics is enabling the next-generation of notebook computers. From cables and connectors to durable housings for the computing power contained inside, we have materials that meet every industry need.

We empower our customers to build stronger, lighter and more reliable computers that surpass the latest safety standards to ensure your notebook computers meet the latest consumer demands.

Proven Customer Applications

Notebook Housings

Electronics | Tablets

ForTii® PA4T allows for innovative design solutions due to high stiffness at 0.8mm wall thickness and its high flowability enabling thinner walls than possible with PC (whilst keeping the warpage to a minimum); ForTii® PA4T allows for reliable solutions due to its high weld line strength enabling a good performance in drop tests, its high dimensional stability due to relatively low moisture uptake and an isotropic CLTE and due to UL94-V0 certification

USB-C Connectors

Electronics | Desktops / PCs

Stanyl® PA46 and ForTii® PA4T allow for high reliability in USB connectors due to high HDT's, stiffness and toughness levels, an excellent welding line strength and a CTI rating above 400V; Stanyl® PA46 and ForTii® PA4T allow for cost effective solutions due to their excellent processability and high flowability enabling thin walled designs

Smartphone frames

Electronics | Tablets

ForTii® PA4T allows for thin wall frame designs due to its high structural rigidity; ForTii® PA4T allows for reliable solutions due to its excellent weld line strength and good thermal management capabilities; ForTii® PA4T allows for cost effective solutions due to its easy processability (no deflashing needed) and low warpage tendency, whilst the specific ForTii® PA4T LDS grades allow for integration of LDS functionality

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.

Learn About DSM And Integrated Electronics

Integrated electronics, a revolutionary technology to put electronics in plastics. They enable cars to be lighter and safer, electronics to be more functional and comfortable. They make our lives more comfortable.

DSM is your partner for integrated electronics, today and tomorrow. With proven solutions, a portfolio of LDS materials, expertise and processing knowledge, we are ready for your challenge.

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.

  • Narrow tolerances

    In the ongoing quest to do more with less, some automotive applications prove more challenging than others.

  • 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.

  • Strength, stiffness & fatigue

    As car manufacturers continuously focus on reducing weight to improve fuel efficiency, replacing metal parts with plastic remains a key challenge.

Further reading

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    USB-C means “one cable for all”

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