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DSM invests in US manufacturing facility for sustainable resins

DSM will upgrade its facilities to produce state-of-the-art waterborne resins for inks and coatings, as a response to societal trends towards sustainability.

2nd February 2015

Innovation in Textiles
 |  The Netherlands

Construction, Transport/​Aerospace, Industrial, Civil Engineering

Royal DSM, the life sciences and materials sciences company, has announced a substantial investment in its Wilmington, MA, manufacturing facility.

Driven by its intention to grow the sustainable coatings market, DSM will upgrade its facilities to produce state-of-the-art waterborne resins for inks and coatings.

“We believe that together with our industry partners we can transform the coatings market towards healthy and environmentally friendly technologies and solutions. Introducing waterborne products that deliver on sustainability as well as improved performance, creates significant growth opportunities for our customers,” commented Patrick Niels, President of DSM Resins & Functional Materials.

Environmental and regulatory challenges

The company believes that societal trends toward environmentally friendly and renewable products call for novel resin technologies.

According to DSM, its NeoRez, NeoRad and NeoPac portfolio of resins, used in packaging, construction, flooring, automotive, textiles, decorative, adhesive and general industrial segments, enables customers to deal with anticipated environmental and regulatory challenges without sacrificing performance.

At the ground breaking ceremony, held in Wilmington, MA, Rijoy Putatunda, President DSM Coating Resins, said: “This substantial investment in our full range of waterborne urethane capabilities in Wilmington shows our commitment to the success of our customers and our belief in the North American market.”


Royal DSM is a science based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in life sciences and materials sciences, DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets.

The company’s products are used in food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials.

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