dsm ltd has a policy of continually investing in research & development, this sets us apart from our competition and firmly places us as market leaders in the sector. We innovate in two ways –
1. using our engineering expertise.
2. using our knowledge of scallop fishing.
Examples of this are:
1. We were the first company to use exotic steels in the manufacturing of chain bags. 20 years ago a typical chain bag had a life span of 4 – 6 weeks. We innovated by using high carbon steels – a difficult and expensive R&D project due to the small section steels. This led to a 5 fold increase in life which scallop fishermen now enjoy. All gear manufacturers have now copied this, however, the steel we now use is cast only for us and to our own specification.
2. We have always used our knowledge of fishing to improve or develop new or better catching gear. The latest is our highly successful N-Viro Dredge™, a completely new way of catching scallops – full information can be found at www.n-virodredge.com.