DSM Engineered Materials makes sustainable investments in Evansville, USA

Latest: DSM Engineered Materials has officially opened its new upgraded and expanded compounding facility in Evansville, Indiana, USA. This investment brings significant improvements with a focus on technology and sustainability, and will help DSM Engineered Materials meet the growing demand for next-generation high-performance polymers for a variety of applications. demand and will help drive the transition to a low-carbon, circular economy.

The 40,000-square-foot facility now integrates the latest state-of-the-art production technology and runs on 100% purchased renewable electricity. This investment will help meet the region’s long-term demand for high-performance polyamides, polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) and other advanced materials such as Akulon
PA6/PA66, Arnite PET/PBT, Arnitel TPC, EcoPaXX PA410, ForTii PA4T/PA and Stanyl
PA46. Arnitel TPC is a high performance thermoplastic copolyester.

Rising customer demand for advanced material solutions for vehicle electrification and supporting infrastructure, as well as lightweight technologies across multiple industries, has driven the large-scale upgrade and expansion of the site. A key consideration in project planning is enhancing the company’s ability to produce more sustainable bio-based and recyclable materials. The company has made a global commitment to produce alternatives based on bio- and recycled materials for its entire material portfolio by 2030.

In addition to the transition to 100% renewable electricity, the project includes a number of advanced energy-saving measures. The well-insulated structure is ventilated for optimum personnel health and comfort, while emissions are decontaminated to meet stringent environmental and safety standards. Cooling uses environmentally friendly, non-flammable refrigerants. All compounding lines use variable speed drives to reduce energy consumption, which can be further reduced by optimized equipment control.

Roeland, President, DSM Engineered Materials
Polet said, “Our investment in the latest production equipment reduces energy consumption at our Evansville facility and reduces our environmental impact. Through this project, we also aim to strengthen by continuing to invest in key areas of sustainable growth. Our business partnerships. In addition, North America is a key growth market for our business, and this investment reinforces our focus on this market.”

Dave Miller, Evansville Site Director, DSM Engineered Materials
Added: “Investing in state-of-the-art technology provides short- and long-term value. Providing optimal health and comfort for all of our colleagues – while increasing productivity – has the positive results we are seeing today, and this investment underscores our Commitment to sustainable development and reducing long-term environmental impact.
By producing more bio-based and recyclable-based materials, we will have the ability to help more customers do the same. ”