Backsheet division of DSM acquired by Worthen, company renamed Endurans Solar

Industrial adhesives and coatings company Worthen Industries acquired the Advanced Solar business of science company DSM in March 2021 and announced today a new entity name: Endurans Solar. The new company will combine the production know-how of Worthen with the solar materials expertise of DSM to become a market leader in co-extruded backsheets.

The fully recyclable “DSM Endurance” backsheet will be renamed “Endurans,” and the new company will continue production of DSM’s well-known conductive backsheet used on back-contact solar modules.

“We are hugely excited to begin this new chapter in our collective history,” said President of Endurans Solar, Nathan Arbitman, an industry veteran who previously served as Global Business Manager and Strategy & Innovation Director for DSM Advanced Solar. “By combining the strengths and capabilities of these two teams we are now extremely well-equipped for faster, more sustainable growth.”

Endurans Solar has a global footprint with sales, development and production teams in China, India, Belgium, Netherlands and the United States — and an established international customer base. The new company remains fully committed to serving all existing DSM Advanced Solar customers.

In September 2020, DSM also announced it had reached an agreement to sell the coatings business of DSM Advanced Solar to Covestro AG.