DSM to Expand Capacity of High Performance Plastics


Royal DSM has announced that it is expanding the capacity of its specialty polymers plants in Emmen and Geleen, the Netherlands. According to the company, DSM Engineering Plastics is responding to strong customer demand in high temperature polyamides (PAs) and thermoplastic copolyesters (TPC) with this expansion.

“Our global asset footprint and real-time supply network allows us to rapidly respond to meet our customer’s requirements,” said Paresh Bhakta, VP Global Operations at DSM Engineering Plastics. “To continue to stay in tune with our customer’s needs, we have successfully completed expansion projects for our Stanyl, ForTii and EcoPaXX product streams leading to a 50% capacity increase.  We are also in the process of bringing 25 percent additional Arnitel capacity online in 2018.”