DSM Engineering Plastics



Servers with higher speeds and more bandwidth require connectors & sockets with higher pin counts. High performance plastics enable thinner walls with a reliable connection

Plastics that meet the latest demands in servers

Plastics that meet the latest demands in servers

Increasing connectivity and cloud computing is placing higher demands on servers. As data rates increase, higher speeds and more bandwidth require connectors and sockets with higher pin counts. At the same time, the industry is looking to reduce energy consumption substantially, like the recently introduced DDR4 memory, which increases performance by up to 50% while decreasing the voltage and power draw of the overall computing system.

Our high-performance engineering plastics are ideal for applications like DDR4 DIMM connectors, enabling easy rework at lower temperature loads. For USB-C connectors, we’re enabling thinner walls with a more reliable connection.

Our team of experts work together with key industry partners to find the best solutions for today’s challenges, as well as the next-generation DDR5 DIMM connectors.

Featured customer applications

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

DDR DIMM Connectors

Electronics | Connectors

ForTii® PA4T allows for reliable solutions due to its excellent stiffness and high deflection temperature under load (HDT) and its excellent low warpage behaviour after reflow soldering, outperforming Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCPs) and polyphthalamides (PPAs); ForTii® enables DDR manufacturers to produce more cost effective applications with reduced weight and height, enabling easy rework at lower temperature loads, with fewer heat traps and better thermal airflow; ForTii® PA4T allows for sustainable solutions due to its good carbon footprint and due the use of halogen and red-phosphorous free flameretardants

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.

  • Strength, stiffness & fatigue

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

  • Safety in electrical & electronics

    Safety is a key concern whenever plastics and electronics meet, and in today’s digitized world, that happens with increasing frequency.

  • Flame retardancy

    The engineering plastics used in various electronics parts have to comply with strict flame retardancy requirements and more environmentally friendly solutions

Further reading

  • DDR4-connector

    ForTii: The best fit for DDR4 housings

  • plastics-finder

    Find the right plastic for your product

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