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DSM inaugurates new resins plant in Germany

Published on 2010-01-25. Author : SpecialChem

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

DSM NeoResins+

DSM NeoResins+ is a leading, committed, global supplier of innovative specialty resins, specialized in the development and manufacturing of resins that are focused on fulfilling the needs of the coatings and graphic arts industries. DSM NeoResins+ has 1,250 employees and operates seven manufacturing sites across the world. DSM NeoResins+ is committed to a strong focus on customer needs and has five application and research & technology centers, which are further supported by three customer service centers. DSM NeoResins+ is headquartered in Waalwijk (Netherlands).

DSM - the Life Sciences and Materials Sciences Company

Royal DSM N.V. creates innovative products and services in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences that contribute to the quality of life. DSM's products and services are used globally in a wide range of markets and applications, supporting a healthier, more sustainable and more enjoyable way of life. End markets include human and animal nutrition and health, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive, coatings and paint, electrical and electronics, life protection and housing. DSM has annual net sales of EUR 9.3 billion and employs some 23,500 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations on five continents. DSM is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.

Forward-looking statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections of DSM and information currently available to the company. The statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and therefore DSM does not guarantee that its expectations will be realized. Furthermore, DSM has no obligation to update the statements contained in this press release.

Source: DSM NV

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