After more than 16 years with Netherlands-based DSM, Fredric Petit was recently appointed to his current post as sustainability director for DSM Engineering Plastics, a leading supplier of thermoplastic engineering resins.
Before this appointment, Petit held two other positions within DSM Engineering Plastics (http://www.dsm.com/en_US/html/dep/home_dep.htm), including global business manager and general product manager.
Prior to working within the DSM Engineering Plastics business group, he spent several years with DSM Fine Chemicals as area sales manager for Asia-Pacific,
Before that, Petit worked for DSM Fibre Intermediates as business development manager for its Stanyl-brand polyamide 46. That DSM unit produces caprolactam and acrylonitrile, which are raw materials for synthetic fibers and plastics.
Petit holds a master of science in chemistry degree from the Universiteit Leiden in the
On the sustainability front, DSM Engineering Plastics recently was one of seven global companies recognized for its efforts to reduce the use of brominated and chlorinated chemicals in its products.
DSM EP — a resin maker and compounder based in Evansville, Ind. — was selected by the environmental groups Clean Production Action of Spring Brook, N.Y., and the International Chemical Secretariat of G"teborg, Sweden.
In the past year, DSM EP has commercialized bromine/chlorine-free grades of its Stanyl ForTii-brand nylon resins and compounds and its Arnitel XG-brand copolyester resins and compounds. The materials are used in parts for computers and mobile phones.