DSM announces multi-year agreement with Corning

ELGIN, Illinois, Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, is pleased to announce a new, multi-year agreement between Corning Incorporated , a world leader in optical fiber, and DSM, the world leader in cutting-edge optical fiber coatings, that will provide best in class fiber solutions to the telecommunications industry.

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"We are pleased to renew our strategic relationship with DSM," says Barry Linchuck, Corning's Division Vice President, Optical Fiber Marketing and Product Line Management. "The combination of our advantaged optical fiber and an exclusive coating technology provided by DSM solely to Corning will deliver high performance optical fiber with low attenuation and microbending resistance to the telecommunications industry."

"Our business has always been focused on enabling new and innovative products for our customers and the telecommunications industry," says Rob Crowell, President DSM Functional Materials. "Developing and enabling intellectual property is a key component of our strategy and we are excited to advance the telecommunications industry with Corning."

DSM - Bright Science. Brighter Living.(TM)Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about EUR10 billion with approximately 25,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information can be found at www.dsm.com [http://www.dsm.com/].

Corning IncorporatedCorning (www.corning.com [http://www.corning.com/]) is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people's lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. Corning's businesses and markets are constantly evolving. Today, Corning's products enable diverse industries such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, transportation, and life sciences. They include damage-resistant cover glass for smartphones and tablets; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for high-speed communications networks; trusted products that accelerate drug discovery and manufacturing; and emissions-control products for cars, trucks, and off-road vehicles.

For more information: DSM Functional Materials Kelly Hawkinson Global Marketing & Communications Manager tel. +1-847-608-2530 e-mail kelly.hawkinson@dsm.com [mailto:kelly.hawkinson@dsm.com]

Corning IncorporatedElizabeth DannDirector, External CommunicationsTel. +1 607-974-4989e-mail dannme@corning.com [mailto:dannme@corning.com]

Forward-looking statements This press release may contain forward-looking statements with respect to DSM's future (financial) performance and position. Such statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections of DSM and information currently available to the company. DSM cautions readers that such statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and therefore it should be understood that many factors can cause actual performance and position to differ materially from these statements. DSM has no obligation to update the statements contained in this press release, unless required by law. The English language version of the press release is leading.

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