Royal DSM NV engages in the manufacturing and sale of nutritional and pharmaceutical ingredients, and industrial chemicals. It operates through the following business segments: Nutrition, Materials, Innovation Center, Corporate Activities, and Eliminations. The Nutrition segment comprises of the DSM Nutritional Products and DSM Food Specialties business groups, which concentrate on human nutrition and animal nutrition health. The Materials segment produces synthetic fibers, engineering plastics, and resins used in coatings, and include DSM Engineering Plastics, DSM Dyneema, and DSM Resins. The Innovation Center segment enables and accelerates of innovation, which includes Emerging Business Areas. The Corporate Activities segment includes costs for regional holdings, corporate overhead and share-based compensation. The company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Herleen, the Netherlands.