DSM is futureproofing and expanding the capacity of its high-performance materials compounding plant in Evansville, IN. The project will help to meet increased regional demand for materials such as Akulon polyamide (PA) 6 and 66, Arnite PET/PBT, Arnitel thermoplastic copolyester (TPC), EcoPaXX PA 410, ForTii PA 4T/PPA and Stanyl PA 46.
|The DSM Evansville, Indiana site will soon be capable of producing bio-based compounds. Image courtesy of DSM.|
With the investment, the engineering plastics supplier will enhance the site to produce the next generation of advanced materials, including bio-based thermoplastics. The project is expected to be completed in Q3 2021.
The extensive modernization and expansion of the site is being driven by increasing customer demand for advanced material solutions for electrification, metal replacement and lightweighting in multiple industries. It includes the addition of the latest state-of-the-art production technologies, increasing efficiency and sustainability throughout the facility.
“As demand from our customers for sustainable sources of advanced materials grows, so does our need to invest”, said Jud Gibson, Vice President Commercial Americas at DSM Engineering Plastics. “The expansion of our North American operations helps to ensure we have the right tools to meet this need today and in the future.”
Shruti Singhal, President at DSM Engineering Plastics said: “This investment reinforces our focus on North America being a key growth market for our business. It also underlines DSM’s commitment to serve our customers by continuously improving the technology and sustainability of our facilities around the world “