Koninklijke DSM NV engages in the manufacture and sale of nutritional and pharmaceutical ingredients, and industrial chemicals. It operates through the following segments: Nutrition, Materials, Innovation Center, and Corporate Activities. The Nutrition segment serves the global industries for animal feed, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, infant nutrition, dietary supplements, and personal care. The Materials segment deals with specialty plastics, which are used in components for the electrical and electronics, automotive, flexible food-packaging, and consumer goods industries. The Innovation Center segment focuses on innovation and the growth of DSM's existing core business through adjacent technologies. The Corporate Activities segment consists of operating and service activities as well as other several costs. The company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Herleen, the Netherlands.