Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials and Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG), a 100% subsidiary of the Toyota Motor Corporation, have signed a “One DSM” framework technology partnership agreement. According to the agreement, all the businesses of DSM will be involved with the TMG. DSM will act as TMG’s preferred material and product provider under the non-exclusive agreement. TMG will develop and pilot new engineering solutions using DSM’s high-performance materials and products for potential application in the automotive industry. TMG will also test and evaluate DSM products and act as a test user for defined projects.
DSM businesses are active in offering materials and technology to some of the key industrial sectors like automotive sector – Engineering Plastics, Dyneema (ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fiber), and 3D Printing including Somos for stereolithography (SLA), and other technologies like Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF).
TMG is a high-performance development, testing and manufacturing company that offers a wide range of technical services as well as gets involved in various motorsport disciplines. One of its specialty areas is in the manufacture of products by additive manufacturing (often referred to as 3D printing), both for motorsport use and for external customers.
Golnar Motahari Pour, President of DSM Dyneema, said, “We are very excited about this new agreement. DSM offers an array of materials that are ideally suited to high-performance applications in the automotive arena, and we believe that working together with TMG we will be able to expand our horizons even further.”
“DSM thermoplastics like Stanyl, ForTii, and Akulon already have an important place in automotive, especially under the hood”, Motahari Pour points out, “but we are also moving quickly into thermoset composites.”