DSM launches 100% bio-based high temperature polyamide material with halved carbon footprint

Latest: DSM Engineered Materials has launched Stanyl, a new, more sustainable version of its flagship product, Stanyl
B-MB (Biobased Mass Balance) with up to 100% biobased content. Utilizing as much biomass waste feedstock as possible, it enables DSM Engineered Materials to halve the carbon footprint of the product, which in turn enables its customers to base Stanyl
The carbon footprint of B-MB’s products is halved.

DSM Engineering Materials launches 100% bio-based Stanyl® with halved carbon footprint and same high performance to  empower customer sustainability. (Photo: DSM Engineering Materials: DSMPR534)

This is the first time DSM has introduced a 100% bio-based high temperature polyamide in the industry, underscoring the company’s continued commitment to helping customers achieve their sustainability goals.

Global production of bio-based products roughly doubled between 2015 and 2020, but in order to protect the planet’s natural resources and keep global warming below 1.5 degrees, the materials industry urgently needs to accelerate the transition to sustainable feedstocks . DSM Engineered Materials sees this need, committing to offer bio- and/or recycled alternatives to its entire product portfolio by 2030.

B-MB – now available with up to 100% biobased content – is a fully ISCC+ certified mass balance solution and offers the exact same properties, performance and quality as conventional Stanyl. In addition, Stanyl
The production of B-MB now has a 50% lower carbon footprint than the original fossil fuel. In practical terms, this means that for every ton produced, 3.3 tons of CO2 are saved.

Stanyl B-MB continues Stanyl
A 30-year tradition of meeting customers’ most stringent performance requirements. As the only aliphatic polyamide of its kind, Stanyl redefines polyamide upon its introduction and remains the most widely used high temperature polyamide.

B-MB’s outstanding high temperature mechanical properties, excellent flow and processability, and excellent wear and friction resistance make it ideal for high temperature applications in the automotive, electronic, electrical and consumer goods industries, such as USB connectors, automotive and industrial actuator gears, powertrain timing chains, bearing cages and food contact conveyor belts.

Earlier this year, DSM reached an agreement to sell its engineered materials business to Advent and Lanxess for an enterprise value of 3.85 billion euros. DSM’s Engineered Materials business accounts for EUR 1.5 billion of DSM’s total annual net sales and EUR 334 million of DSM’s total adjusted EBITDA in 2021.

The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2023, subject to customary conditions and approvals.