DSM partners with India group to develop engineering plastics solutions

Published: July 22, 2013 2:23 pm ET
Updated: July 22, 2013 2:28 pm ET

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Companies & Associations DSM NV

Royal DSM has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Electrical Research & Development Association (ERDA) in India to conduct research in the field of electrical applications.

DSM and ERDA will cooperate in three areas in particular, the companies said in a release:

Joint development projects on various topics of mutual interest, focusing on new innovations and studies that can have a positive impact on the environment, performance and affordability;

Technology testing programs will be established to prove that materials meet application requirements

Exchange programs will be set up to enhance the capabilities and knowledge of both organizations.

“A technical partnership between DSM, with its specialization in engineering plastic materials and understanding of customer needs, and ERDA, with its competence in application engineering in the electrical engineering domain, forms an ideal launch pad to yield improved products for the market,” said ERDA Director T.P. Govindan.

DSM said it believes that the partnership will help it in many ways, for example in developing the Indian switchgear market.

The company lists four key sustainability drivers for its engineering plastics business: a reduction in the carbon footprint of its materials and their applications; the elimination of substances of hazardous concern; recycling as a route to “cradle-to-cradle” solutions; and development of bio-based polymers that can perform in critical technical components.


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