Press release

DSM inaugurates new resins plant in Germany

Heerlen, NL, 21 Jan 2010 08:15 CET

Royal DSM N.V., the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company headquartered in the Netherlands announces that today a new plant for the production of wet polyesters and other specialty resins in Meppen (Germany) has been opened. Total investment costs amounted to €15 million.

The new plant was built at the existing site of DSM NeoResins+ in Meppen. The plant allows for further expansions in the future. With the new plant DSM NeoResins+ reinforces its strong position in the fast growing and important markets such as metal packaging (can), pre-painted metal (coil), specialty decorative markets, specialty adhesives, graphic arts and industrial wood.

Nico Gerardu, member of DSM’s Managing Board and responsible for the Performance Materials cluster, gave the following comment: “DSM NeoResins+ is the global leader in specialty resins and this new plant enables us to expand our offering of polyester-based resins. This expansion underlines our commitment to grow this business further, by focusing on innovative products which support sustainability while enhancing performance.”

The opening of the new plant is the latest in a series of investments in additional production capacity by DSM on the Meppen site. Over the last twenty years DSM has invested €60 million in the site, transforming it into a multipurpose specialty resin site. In Meppen DSM produces a wide variety of resins, including waterborne and solvent borne polyesters, urethanes, acrylics, alkyds and epoxy esters.

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