India's Tata Motors unveiled the Nano- its small car in January this year. The Nano is a family car for the masses at a target price of US$2500.
DSM Engineering Plastics are to be associated with Tata Motors and their Tier-1's on the development of various components for the Nano. DSM's engineering plastics have been approved in more than 20 parts in under the bonnet components and in parts for transmissions- in some critical interior and exterior components.
DSM is one of the few multinational corporations with local engineering plastics manufacturing and application development support in India. In less than a decade, DSM has achieved market leadership position in relevant markets with Stanyl® (a high performance polyamide), Akulon® PA6, Arnite® PET and PBT, and Arnitel® TPE, all of which form a strong portfolio of materials suited perfectly for highly engineered applications.