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resins

Innovation for performance: bringing added value through performance, creating new opportunities for
composites

speed of innovation, and the contribution
of ECO+ products in our development
pipeline.
JCM: In the present highly competitive
context, what are DSM Composites' main
advantages?

B.B. : First of all, we remain a high-qua-

lity resin supplier. On time, every time
deliveries with highly consistent products
is our target for supporting the daily business of all our customers. Secondly, DSM
has been (and will continue to be) the
leading innovator in composite solutions.
We have many great examples of bringing
new products to market, increasingly
in close collaboration with our direct
customers and channel partners. The
recent launch of a new wind turbine
blade system based on Beyone™ 201-A-01
(together with Siemens, 3B and DTU)
and the collaboration with AkzoNobel
to launch the BluCure™ technology for
cobalt-free resin curing are some nice
examples. And I can promise you, there is
more to come in 2015!

balance between driving innovation and
a higher value specialty business on one
side, and the need to maintain a healthy
business volume to cover our overhead
costs. In the past two years, DSM has
gone through a major business redesign
and restructuring operation that has
helped to consolidate our market position
and secure long-term competitiveness.
Still, we are convinced that our industry
cannot and will not be successful if we
(i.e. the industry) don't invest in innovation which helps our products to differentiate from traditional material systems
and thermoplastics.
JCM: Are you planning to expand into new
geographical regions?

B.B. : DSM Composites Resins has
been operating in Europe, the Middle
East, and China. In these regions, we have
been able to develop a great sales and
distribution network. While restructuring

and debottlenecking our manufacturing
operations in Europe over the past years,
we opened in 2013 a brand new plant in
China based on best-in-class technology
to be ready for future growth in the Asian
region.
DSM Composite Resins has yet no plans
to start resin manufacturing in the Americas, in view of the number of players
already active, and the unique regional
product requirements. Meanwhile, we do
have options for licensing our technology
to other resin manufacturers for specific
market segments.
JCM: Are you planning to prospect in
application sectors other than the ones
(transportation, construction, infrastructure,
marine and industrial applications) you
already operate in?

B.B. : DSM has always had an open eye
for new business opportunities where
our expertise can generate added value.
This has helped us to set up collaborations with partners in new industries, in
many cases beyond our direct customers
and with influencers such as engineering
companies and service providers.
We will expand in new application sectors
selectively. Meanwhile, we are very
confident that our current composites
markets offer many opportunities for
further growth.
JCM: For your development, are you counting more on your capacity to offer new
products, or on winning new application
markets?

DSM has a track record of innovation,
both for improving composite performance and for developing more sustainable material alternatives. We continue
to build on our four pillars of innovation
(styrene-free, cobalt-free, GMP/food
contact, and renewables), that already
have generated many innovations in
recent years.
Our strategy has been to keep the right

Innovation for sustainability improving health & safety, minimizing environmental footprint

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015

Cover
Edito
Point of view: Raw materials
Contents
Companies & Business
In brief
Resins - lnterview
Agenda of Events
Applications
Aerospace
Defense
Sustainability
Market
Overview 2014
China - Interview
FEATURE CARBON
Carbon
Training
Investment - Interview
Simulation
CFRT
Nano
Equipment
Marine
Research & Development
Monitoring
LCM
Technology & Innovations
Manufacturing
Pultrusion
NDT
Matrix
Simulation
Index
In the world
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Cover
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 2
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Edito
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Point of view: Raw materials
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Contents
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 7
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - In brief
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Resins - lnterview
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 13
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Agenda of Events
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Ad1
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Ad2
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Aerospace
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JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Defense
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Sustainability
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Overview 2014
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 21
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - China - Interview
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 23
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Carbon
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 25
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Training
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Investment - Interview
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 28
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Simulation
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 30
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 31
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - CFRT
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 33
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Nano
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 35
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 36
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Equipment
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Marine
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 39
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Monitoring
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 41
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 42
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - LCM
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 44
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 45
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Manufacturing
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 47
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Pultrusion
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 49
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - NDT
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Matrix
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 52
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 53
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Simulation
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 55
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - 56
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - Index
JEC COMPOSITES MAGAZINE - Issue #94 - January/February 2015 - In the world
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