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DSM (company)

DSM (company)

A bio-based chemical manufacturer focusing on human and animal nutrition, health, and materials markets.

DSM is a global leader in bio-based chemical manufacturing based in Heerlen, Netherlands. It operates three core business segments in nutrition, health, and materials. Major products include vitamins, pigments, sweeteners such as Stevia, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, yeast extracts, probiotics, enzymes, the Dyneema brand of fibers, the ForTii brand of high performance polymers, and more.


DSM was founded in 1902 as a state-owned coal mining company, originally called Dutch State Mines. It pivoted to petrochemicals in the 1970's and later to bio-based chemicals, which is the core focus today.


April 18, 2000
DSM raises a $12,500,000 venture round from Crossbow Ventures, Draper Associates, First Security Van Kasper, Highcrest Management Group and Netinvest.

Funding rounds



Feike Sijbesma

CEO, Chairman

Further reading


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Maxx Chatsko

Documentaries, videos and podcasts





Science X staff
July 15, 2021
Scientists have uncovered a way to control many genes in engineered yeast cells, opening the door to more efficient and sustainable production of bio-based products.
Mile High Labs
June 15, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- Mile High Labs (MHL) and Royal DSM (DSM) are pleased to announce that they have entered into a broad commercial partnership, combining MHL's...
Curadev Pharma Private Limited
June 10, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- La sulfobutyl éther β-cyclodextrine (SBE-β-CD) est utilisée comme excipient pour améliorer la solubilité et la stabilité d'une série...
April 8, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- According to the new market research report "Food Colors Market by Type (Natural, synthetic, nature-identical), Application (Food products, and...
Nick Sobczyk
December 3, 2020
Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
December 3, 2020
Driven by a shared vision of sustainability and strong collaboration, DSM, SABIC, Cepsa, Fibrant, and Viscofan have together created a multi-barrier casing for meat products made via advanced recycling of post-consumer plastics. The transition towards recycled-based multi-layer films enables the packaging industry to adopt a more sustainable solution without compromising on functional performance. The development of this packaging material underlines a strong commitment to enabling a circu...
Research and Markets
November 13, 2020
/PRNewswire/ -- The "Global Omega-3 Market - Analysis by Type (EPA, DHA, ALA), by Source (Marine, Plant), by Application, by Region, by Country (2020 Edition):...
Press Trust of India
August 11, 2020
The global CEOs include Ajay Banga (Mastercard), Alan Murray (Fortune Media), Dan Hendrix (Interface), Dylan Taylor (Voyager Space Holdings), Emmanuel Faber (Danone) and Feike Sijbesma (DSM)
March 4, 2020
The News Minute
Traffic had piled up at the gate of Raheja Mindspace, a tech and industrial park located in the heart of Hyderabad's IT sector. Scores of techies and other employees working inside building number 20 were asked to evacuate as news spread that an employee was suspected of having coronavirus.
Lesley Simeon
November 22, 2019
The Hindu
Netherlands-based life and material sciences specialist, DSM, uses abandoned fishing nets to craft surfboard components
November 18, 2019
Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. sells its majority shareholding of 82.3 percent in provider Royal CSK Food Enrichment C.V. ("CSK") to the Royal DSM N.V., a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. The other shareholders are also selling their shares to DSM. CSK, producer of dairy cultures, rennets and cheese coatings, previously announced that it is looking for a new strategic alliance with the aim of accelerating the company's growth. The sale of the compan...
Research and Markets
September 17, 2019
DUBLIN, Sept. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "In Depth: The U.S. Power Industry, ISO Markets, Electric Power Transactions, & Renewable Energy Resources"...
Research and Markets
September 17, 2019
DUBLIN, Sept. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "In Depth: The U.S. Power Industry, ISO Markets, Electric Power Transactions, & Renewable Energy Resources"...
July 16, 2019
As part of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Preparer Forums for Chemicals and for Electric Utilities, AkzoNobel, BASF, DSM, Solvay, Sumitomo Chemical and CLP, EDF, EDP, EnBW, Enel, Iberdrola share examples, learnings and reflections in: "Climate-related financial disclosure by chemical companies: implementing the TCFD recommendations " and "Disclosure in a time of transition: climate-related financial disclosure and the opportunity for electric utilities ...
March 20, 2019
DSM, stand F10, Vitafoods Europe, Geneva, 7-9 May 2019 DSM will bring a series of customized solutions that are inspired by real consumers to Vitafoods Europe 2019. At booth F10, product developers and marketeers will find winning ideas in DSM's latest consumer insights and its science-backed innovations, with the show marking the launch of new product forms and a range of natural nutrient premixes. Consumer-driven innovation plays a defining role in shaping DSM's solutions, and at the sho...
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