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About DSM

DSM, which is based in the Netherlands and has manufacturing operations in North America, is one of the world’s leading science-based companies in the sectors it serves, which includes polyurethane dispersions and acrylic polymers for coatings, adhesives and finishes for the textile market.

Their slogan — Bright Science. Brighter Living.™ – applies to all they do, including product lines now being sold in US markets through Bolger & O’Hearn to the textile and related industries.

A purpose-led, global science-based company, DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion and has approximately 23,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information can be found at

In January 2008 DSM purchased Soluol Chemical Company. Soluol’s product lines have enhanced DSM’s specialty-resins presence in North America and added new technologies, as well as a state-of-the-art production facility in Rhode Island. Soluol is grouped under the DSM NeoResins+ business unit, which is part of the DSM Resins business group.

Soluol is a leading supplier of a broad range of high-performance, specialty polyurethane resins. Founded in 1931, their key markets include textiles and related markets. Additionally, Soluol produces a range of polyurethanes that provide unique bonding properties for use in the adhesives sector and other specialty products used in the conversion of foils, paper, plastics, and blister packaging. The Soluol product family also includes a range of fully-formulated, ready-to-use polyurethane-based coatings designed to impart a wide variety of functional and tactile properties to fabrics.

The acquisition of Soluol and other investments underscore DSM’s belief in the strong growth potential of their resins’ business and reinforces Bolger & O’Hearn’s geographic presence in the largest coating market in the world — the USA. Soluol’s strong market position, outstanding product portfolio and sharp customer focus are all great fits for DSM and Bolger & O’Hearn.


The combination of the DSM product line and resources with Soluol’s dedicated and proven polyurethane family of coatings and resins offers a powerful portfolio for customers in the textile and related market sectors.

Whether for home and office textiles such as carpets and curtains, industrial textiles that require extreme strength and durability, or sports and leisure clothing that let moisture out while stopping water and other fluids from getting in, DSM solutions for textiles & leather are tailored to the specific needs of each industry.


DSM’s desire to improve conditions in the world is also demonstrated in their  commitment to developing sustainable coating solutions and strategically choosing to focus on waterborne solutions and biobased technologies. That commitment has now placed sustainability at the core of their coating resins growth strategy, which is to be the preferred partner for companies seeking high performance, sustainable coating solutions. DSM believes that in the near future it will be necessary and inevitable that every manufacturer in the coatings industry adopt sustainable practices.

Learn more about DSM’s commitment to Sustainability

For additional information, customers can contact:

Shawn Honeycutt, Sales Director, Bolger & O’Hearn, at