DSM Resins and Functional Materials

We’ve got you covered

When it comes to coating solutions, it’s hard to look beyond the resin. It’s the engine of a coating, the backbone of a lacquer, the heart and soul of a paint or ink. 

Over the years, our innovations in high-performance resin technologies have made a real difference to the way coating solutions perform, look and feel for our customers – and their customers. 

At DSM, our technology toolbox is broader than any you will find. Most importantly, our bright science is supported by a global team with the insight and experience to bind it all together. Much like a resin, in fact. The result? Increasingly sustainable coating solutions that benefit people, planet and profit – both today and in the future. 

No matter how tough the challenge, we’ve got you covered – wherever you are in the world. That’s our binding commitment to you. 

Markets & Applications

From building & construction to optical fiber coatings optics for the telecoms industry; to (flexible) packaging and furniture to vehicles; and from consumer goods to general industrial applications (like ACE), our sustainable resins are proven to perform – and so is the knowledgeable team behind them…


  • Building & Construction

    DSM’s high-performance coating resins are used in the building and construction market, including decorative, flooring, joinery and façade, and concrete constructions.

  • Furniture

    DSM’s high-performance coating resins are used for metal and wooden furniture, including zero-VOC powder coatings.

  • Packaging

    DSM’s high-performance coating resins are used for packaging, flexible packaging, and cans and containers, covering a wide range of substrates.

  • Industrial General

    DSM’s high-performance and sustainable coating resins are used for a wide range of industrial general applications.

  • Vehicle

    DSM’s high-performance coating resins are used for vehicles and automotive applications, including OEM, and parts and refinish.

  • Consumer Goods

    High-performance coating resins are used for many consumer goods, including white goods, electronics and appliances.

  • Telecoms

    DSM is an industry leader in creating high-performance UV-curable coatings for fiber optic cables and networks in telecommunications.

What's in the toolbox?

Our technology toolbox is one of the most extensive in the coating industry, covering waterborne and powder resins, solvent- and water-based polyester resins, solventborne and solid acrylics resins, as well as UV-curing, UV LED cure, and innovative plant-based technologies. Whatever you need, our technical team will help you determine the best binder technology for your paint or ink.


Solid Acrylics





Energy Cure


Making a material difference 

The team at DSM brings a deep understanding of substrates, their properties, and how to get the very best from them – whether you’re using wood, metal, plastic, optical fiber, paper and board, leathers, textiles, or concrete and asphalt.





Leather & Textiles

Concrete & Asphalt

Optical Fiber


We offer you an extensive portfolio of products, tailored to your unique needs, and also searchable via our Product Finder.

Sustainability drives us

Sustainability is a popular but often misused word. At DSM, it’s a value that lies at the heart of everything we do. Specifically, it means creating products that safeguard human health, that lower carbon footprint and tackle climate change, and that minimize our use of precious resources. With our growing portfolio of coating resins, we’re well on the way to achieving all of these objectives.

Could we help you solve your coating challenge?

No matter what the application, substrate or technology, there’s a good chance our team can help you.

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