DSM Resins and Functional Materials

DSM's Coating Resins

The full package in high-performance resins

Packaging that packs a punch

The way consumers think and feel about packaging – in all its dimensions – is changing radically. Distinctive packaging that resonates emotionally with the user is a huge differentiator for brands. But, of course, we’re also increasingly emotionally connected on another level. Is it safe? Is it sustainable? Is it wasteful? And, perhaps most importantly, does it possess the functional properties needed for packaging to fulfill its purpose long term – for example, by extending the shelf life of the product within?


Increasingly, our family of resin solutions for packaging is meeting all these needs, while delivering durable, high-functioning and reliable coatings and inks that fulfill their primary function of adhesion in everything from metal cans and rigid metal packaging to flexible and food packaging to paper and board printing. Truly, resin solutions that stick. 

What’s your packaging challenge?

Cans & Containers

We offer versatile and increasingly sustainable resin solutions for metal cans and other rigid metal packaging.

Flexible Packaging

Our resin technology helps you deliver a safe coating that provides universal adhesion to today’s flexible packaging substrates.

Paper & Board

No matter how demanding the substrate, our resins make your inks more efficient and reliable.                                               

Find the right product for your packaging challenge

DSM supplies resin solutions for packaging for all three layers of primer, ink, and overprint varnish suitable for different substrates and technologies (Energy curable (UV/EB), water-borne and solvent-borne).

Primer resin solutions

We deliver the highest quality primers and printable coatings.

Inks resin solutions

Intensify colors and sharpen details, without compromising printing performance. 

Overprint varnish (OPV) solutions

Add a high quality finishing touch to your printing project including tactile effects.

The inks and coatings bio breakthrough we've all been waiting for

The print and packaging industry is constantly seeking materials which offer a lower level of VOCs and carbon emissions as these will help brand owners to fulfill their sustainability pledges. 

With the SP-6400 XP – part of DSM’s Decovery® plant-based resin technology for the creation of adhesives, primers, inks and topcoats – DSM is helping brand owners to take a significant step towards meeting their environmental and sustainability pledges while also moving towards fully bio-based solutions.

Resin-based digital printing solutions from DSM

To drive the future of print & packaging, we offer a comprehensive range of digital printing solutions.

We leverage multiple resin technologies and use a total-system approach that covers resins for primers, inkjet inks and overprint varnishes

If you’re looking for a fresh digital printing approach, we’ve got the solution for you. 

Recyclable packaging that protects

“Driven by our commitment to both our customers and our planet, we’ve developed a range of monomaterial coating resin solutions to enable recyclable packaging – without compromising on sealing ability, heat resistance, or protection from mineral oils.”

Other markets

  • 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.

  • 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

    DSM’s 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.

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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