WAALWIJK, The Netherlands - DSM, the global life sciences and materials sciences company headquartered in the Netherlands, and Sweden-based Polymer Factory Sweden AB, a global provider of dendritic polymers, 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 that 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 the addition of multiple functionalities to resin mixtures in a straightforward manner, which leads to products with a lower environmental footprint.

DSM NeoResins’ Business Unit Director Steve Hartig commented, “Over the past 10 years, DSM has been very active in developing the technology of Hybrane™ for the coating industry. 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.”