DSM: Sale of Materials businesses

On 14 September 2021, Royal DSM announced it is simplifying its operating structure and reorganising its Health, Nutrition & Bioscience activities into three Business Groups. At the same time, DSM confirmed it has started a review of strategic options for both Materials businesses, including a sale.

The Materials cluster comprises DSM Engineering Materials and DSM Protective Materials. The cluster comprises a portfolio of speciality materials for global end-markets including electrical components and electronics, automotive, food packaging, medical, personal protection, commercial marine and apparel. DSM said the Materials businesses will likely not be able to maximise their full potential to drive the important industrial shift to a bio-based and circular economy. Going forward the Materials Business Group will therefore be managed largely on a stand-alone basis and the global support functions will be re-aligned accordingly. DSM said it is reviewing strategic options for both Materials businesses, including a possible change of ownership.

The Arnitel TPE range is part of the DSM Engineering Materials Group.