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Wearables

Fitness straps and smartwatch strap made of Arnitel TPC for good colour and UV stability and antenna components made from ForTii Eco for good surface quality

Thinner, stronger wearables with a silky touch

Thinner, stronger wearables with a silky touch

The wearables market continues to grow. Analysts predict 200 million wearables by 2020, and every generation includes more functionality in a thinner design. The industry has already shown a trend of designs becoming 12% thinner each year, putting higher demands on the materials used to make them.

Our solutions are pushing wearable technology forward, as we lead innovation in biocompatibility, smarter function integration, and silky touch and feel. From eye-wear and headphone bands to fitness trackers and smartwatches, our portfolio of engineering plastics and application experts will help you design the next-generation of wearable devices.

Featured customer applications

Fitness Straps

Electronics | Wearables

Arnitel® TPC allows for comfortable solutions due to its good soft touch and feel, a nice surface finishing and a tuneable hardness below TPU's and TiPSiv; Arnitel® TPC allows for reliable solutions due to its good colour and UV stability, its excellent mechanical properties and its high performance at low & high temperatures

Smartwatch Straps

Electronics | Wearables

Arnitel® TPC allows for comfortable solutions due to its good soft touch and feel, a nice surface finishing and a tuneable hardness below TPU's and TiPSiv; Arnitel® TPC allows for reliable solutions due to its good colour and UV stability, its excellent mechanical properties and its high performance at low & high temperatures

Antenna Components

Electronics | Mobile Phones

ForTii® Eco LDS62 allows for reliable solutions due to its stable dielectric constant and loss tangent allowing for higher data transmission rates with limited signal losses and due to its high mechanical robustness and; Good surface quality; ForTii® Eco LDS62 allows for very cost effective solutions due to aspecial technology that enables incorporation of very fine and precise electrical circuitry by highly cost-effective laser direct structuring LDS; ForTii® Eco LDS62 allows for sustainable solutions due to its 30%-60% content derived from renewable resources

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.

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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.

  • Haptics & Aesthetics

    In some consumer electronics applications, key characteristics of the plastic material are haptics and aesthetics – how they look and feel.

  • 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.

  • Degradation & Stability

    One of the most challenging environments we work in is under the hood of a car. The parts used in these applications are subjected to high temperatures, broad temperature ranges and corrosive chemicals.

  • Processing & shaping

    Designing an innovative part is only one step in the process. Once you have the part design and the material grade selected, and you have successfully manufactured the part in the lab, you need to roll it out for commercial production.

Further reading

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