DSM and Polymer Factory, a global provider of dendritic polymers, headquartered in Sweden, have signed a cooperation agreement for the production, commercialization and market development of DSM’s Hybrane hyperbranched polymers.
This agreement follows DSM’s latest market introduction of the new Hybrane hyperbranched polymers. Hybrane will be part of the wide range of dendritic materials Polymer Factory offers in an open innovation business model to its customers.
Additionally, new types of Hybrane hyperbranched polymers developed by Polymer Factory will be produced on an industrial scale within DSM’s existing facilities.
The partnership allows for a wider range of solutions for the performance materials as well as the life science industries. Hybrane polyesteramides are resins which can be used both as a binder and as a specialty additive. Some of the benefits of Hybrane are its low viscosity and the fact that it can be modified in a very simple way. Because of its extreme versatility Hybrane allows to add multiple functionalities to resin mixtures in a straightforward manner, which leads to products with a lower environmental footprint.
“Over the past 10 years, DSM has been very active in developing the technology of Hybrane for the coating industry,” said Steve Hartig, DSM NeoResins’ business unit director. “In order to take this platform to the next level, we are delighted with the partnership with Polymer Factory because it can lead to breakthroughs in Hybrane technology. This partnership fits in with DSM’s strategy for driving focused growth through open innovation with key external partners. Moreover our mutual customers will enjoy benefits of this collaboration by way of efficient solutions to their needs both in performance and production.”
“This cooperation is a great opportunity because of three reasons”, said Polymer Factory’s CEO Mats Wallnér; “First, through this partnership, Polymer Factory continues its focus on being the provider of the world’s largest library of cutting-edge dendritic materials. Secondly, inclusion of the Hybrane family results in a more accessible family of high-performance polymers for our customers. Last, DSM focuses mostly on large volumes while Polymer Factory focuses on providing smaller quantities of highly specialized hyperbranched materials. Together we can serve all clients with different requirements, ranging from small scale academic groups to large multinational companies.”