The Advanced Materials Solutions podcast is for material engineers and designers. From new mobility, electronics and connectors solutions to food and water contact safety and medical solutions and sustainability initiatives, DSM Engineering Materials drives the conversations about advanced materials solutions.
How does a fishing net end up in your smart device?
15:56Tune in to Episode 4 of the ‘Climate Change with Net Zero Homes’ podcast with host YiFu Qi, executive vice president of the Global Home & Distribution division at Schneider Electric, as he sits down with Helen Mets, executive vice president of Engineering Materials at DSM, to find out how recycled fishing nets end up in our smart devices at home. Learn how Schneider and DSM Engineering Materials have revolutionized using recycled plastic in smart technology.
Safety remains the No. 1 priority at DSM Brighter Evansville facility
7:34Safety has and will always be the No. 1 priority at the DSM Brighter Evansville facility—it is the foundation for everything we do at DSM. The DSM motto is “I care, we care” because we don’t want to see anyone have an incident on our sites. We share this message with visitors, contractors, and employees. During this podcast Dustin Ash, Safety Health and Environmental Manager for DSM Engineering Materials, discusses the safety protocols during the pandemic and the construction of the new facility, and what measures were put in place to keep employees and contractors safe.
Keeping EVs cool with advanced materials for thermal management systems
21:51The future of the automotive industry is quickly changing. OEMs and suppliers are investing in the technology and advanced materials needed for EV systems and components. During this podcast, Russel Bloomfield discusses why EV thermal management systems are so critical, and how to ensure your components are safe and reliable.
Pushing the boundaries in sports & medical applications
26:51Multiple studies suggest that athletes excel in the medical profession and that athletic achievement is an indicator of how well a doctor will do in the medical field. During this podcast, Dr. Rory Snepar, general surgeon at Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center, specializing in minimally invasive and robotic surgery, as well as abdominal wall reconstruction; Tom Stamsnijder, professional road bicycle racer (2004 – 2018) and currently project manager and team liaison officer at DSM; and Mike Perillo – Gentile, market development manager, Medical Device & Pharma, DSM Engineering Materials join us to explore the similarities between athletes and medical professionals. Plus, discuss how medical and sports applications made of advanced materials play an important role in helping athletes and doctors excel in their fields.
Taking a sustainability journey—Pt. 2
9:31In the world today, there are environmental challenges we are all facing. Many consumers want to purchase sustainable products, and companies want to bring innovative products to the markets that are better for the planet and people. During this podcast, Neelima Kadirisani, Sustainability Engineer, joins us to discuss greenhouse gases emission reduction solutions, carbon footprint and life cycle assessment.
Taking a sustainability journey—Part 1
16:17In the world today, there are environmental challenges we are all facing. Many consumers want to purchase sustainable products, and companies want to bring innovative products to the markets that are better for the planet and people. DSM supports our customers in developing innovative sustainable solutions. During this podcast, Kim van Neer, sustainability program manager for DSM Engineering Materials, joins us to discuss DSM’s sustainability journey and how we support our customers with their own sustainability journey too.
Rain jackets made of a unique materials solution protect cyclists from harsh weather conditions
23:32To meet the need for high-performance protective cycling rain jackets, Craft Sportswear, Team Sunweb and DSM Engineering Materials designed, developed and optimized their cycling rain jackets with an Arnitel® membrane. The rain jackets provide 100% protection against rain and wind, along with upgraded levels of breathability thanks to its absorption and desorption technology. The jackets keep riders warm and protected without causing overheating or compromising agility.
Recycle-based polyamide contributes to a cleaner ocean and sustainable livelihoods—Part 3
7:19Fishing nets make up nearly half of the ocean pollution in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Raising awareness of this ocean pollution problem is something Bernard Werk, a Dutch entrepreneur, set out to do when creating the startup Gyre and the SeaCleaner Watch. During this podcast, he discusses what inspired him to create the watch; the startup’s values; why it was a must to use a recycled material to make part of the watch; and why Akulon® RePurposed was the material of choice for Gyre.
Recycle-based polyamide contributes to a cleaner ocean and sustainable livelihoods—Part 2
15:20Imagine that you go on a beach vacation with your family—when at the beach, the sand tools you purchased to use with your children break. This type of experience put Lee Ott, founder of Pufferfish, on the path to create the startup company that makes premium sand tools. During this podcast, Ott discusses why Akulon® RePurposed was the material of choice for the sand tools. Also, learn how this recycled materials solution contributes to a cleaner ocean.
Selecting the proper materials solution for gear applications improves durability and lifetime
15:47Gears are found in a variety of applications—from automotive and household appliance applications to robotic applications found in automated facilities. Traditionally, gears in demanding applications are made from metal, but there is an increasing demand for plastic gears. Adnan Hasanovic, Technical Manager, discusses the history of gears, how to select the proper materials solution based on gear application, the future of gears in automotive applications, and more.