Innovation for the Automotive Industry

With more than three billion vehicles on the road in the near future, mobility, emissions, fuel economy, and safety are critical. We invite you to collaborate with our global team to find science-driven, sustainable solutions.

Choosing the right material is crucial to balancing the need to design low-emission, fuel-efficient vehicles without compromising performance, comfort or cost. With more than 100 high-performance product families and technologies and a global network of development experts, DuPont helps the automotive industry deliver efficient vehicles and elevate the driving experience.

We are focused on developing innovative solutions for the automotive industry across eight automotive themes: Sustainability; Alternative Drive; Lightweighting; Improved Performance; Powertrain Efficiency; Total System Cost; Safety; and Comfort and Design. Together we can find the right solutions and build cleaner, energy-efficient cars that people love to drive.

Driven by Science

DuPont scientists are developing sustainable technologies that help improve safety, boost performance, lower costs, and enable new auto design freedom.

DuPont is collaborating to develop sustainable mobility solutions.

Sustainable Mobility Solutions

We're working with our auto industry collaborators to smooth the transitions to alternative power sources and new regulations with innovative sustainable mobility solutions.

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DuPont is creating high performance materials for more efficient engines.

High-Performance Materials

DuPont is developing high performance materials that can take the heat and still deliver against ever-more-demanding vehicle requirements.

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  • Automotive Applications

  • Charge Air Coolers

    Tata Toyo has selected DuPont™ Zytel® PLUS nylon for three hot- and cold-side charge air coolers on turbo-diesel engines powering four passenger, utility and light commercial vehicle models produced by a major Indian auto OEM.

  • Innovation in the Automotive Industry

    Young drivers are the future. DuPont recognizes this and continues to work collaboratively with auto manufacturers to develop sustainable technologies that help lower emissions and reduce fuel consumption without sacrificing performance, safety, comfort or cost.

  • Automotive electronics solutions from DuPont offer design freedom to manufacturers, backed by the expertise of a global technology leader.

    Automotive Electronics


  • DuPont Introduces New Pyralux® High Temperature Flexible Circuit Material System

    The Pyralux® HT 225ºC service temperature enables designers to use flexible circuits for the first time in high-temperature environments such as aerospace and automotive engines, brakes and transmissions, and downhole pumps for oil and gas drilling.

  • U.S. Department of Energy Grant to Support Next Generation Composite Materials

    DuPont issued the following comments after President Obama announced the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), led by The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, was selected by the US Department of Energy to become a national institute aimed at creating better composite materials and technologies for rapid deployment within the automotive, wind turbine and compressed gas storage industries.

  • Plastics in Lightweighting at Automotive Conference

    DuPont Global Automotive Technology Director Jeff Sternberg plans to challenge the nearly 200 attendees at a Plastics News event next week to think differently about what plastics can do and when to engage materials suppliers to make the best use of inherently lightweight plastics.

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    Interplastica 2015

  • WardsAuto Survey 2014

    TROY, Michigan, August 6, 2014 – Ask anyone in the automotive design or engineering community what technologies they are working on to lower emissions and improve fuel economy and half the time you’ll hear “lightweighting,” according to the results of a July WardsAuto survey sponsored by DuPont.

  • Zytel® Nylon Flame Retardant Resin

    DÜSSELDORF, Oct. 16, 2013 – ABB, a leader in power and automation technologies, selected DuPont™ Zytel® FR nylon for direct current (DC) switch disconnecter housings because the material can stand up to extremely high instantaneous temperatures should electrical arcing occur.

  • CO2 and fuel economy regulations

    Düsseldorf, Germany, October 17, 2013 — DuPont Performance Polymers has responded rapidly to calls from the automotive industry for hose and sealing elastomers that can withstand increasingly hot and chemically aggressive engine environments – the result of trends in engine downsizing and turbo charging to reduce CO2 emissions and fuel consumption .

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    Zytel Brings Innovation to Auto Coolant Pipes

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    DuPont Materials Named in Two SPE® Awards

  • Lightweighting-for-Fuel-Economy Trend

    TROY, Mich., Dec. 11, 2013. The new Ford 3.5L and 3.7L engine manifold uses a cross-over coolant component made of DuPont™ Zytel® HTN PPA resin instead of brazed metal, shaving one pound to improve fuel economy. Behind the scenes, the running change illustrates the trend toward using high performance thermoplastic where it is essential.

  • DuPont | India Knowledge Center

    HYDERABAD, India, Aug. 21, 2013 --DuPont Knowledge Center in Hyderabad, India, DuPont today opened an Application Development Center focused on integrating advanced material science with other scientific disciplines for the automotive industry, enabling solutions for light-weighting, engine performance, comfort and safety.

  • Wards Survey

    TROY, Mich., Aug. 7, 2013 – With automotive regulations governing fuel economy and CO2 emissions being discussed in Europe and the United States, nearly half of automotive engineers predict those regulations will strengthen, according to a WardsAuto and DuPont survey conducted in late July.