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.

  • 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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    Alternative Drive Vehicles

    DuPont science is improving today's hybrid and electric vehicles helping develop the fuel-cell powered vehicles of tomorrow.

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    Vehicle Weight Reduction

    DuPont is helping fulfill the promise of engine lightweighting with innovative, non-metal materials that can stand up to today's vehicle requirements.

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    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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    Vehicle Design

    DuPont gives auto engineers solutions that help liberate design, including noise reduction, textile, and air conditioning technologies.

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    Vehicle Safety

    DuPont vehicle safety solutions are helping protect people across the vehicle value chain, from improved worker safety to better airbags and tougher automotive glass.

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    Car Manufacturing Costs

    DuPont is helping automakers manage car manufacturing costs through a global systems approach that improves performance, productivity, and efficiency, and often integrates components and functions.

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    Engine Efficiency for Lower C02

    DuPont scientists are working with the auto industry to help optimize engine efficiency with solutions for heat and friction management, C02 reuse, innovative new turbocharger technology and more.

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  • DuPont Performance Polymers Adds New Processing Facilities to Asia-Pacific Assets

    SHANGHAI, China, July 9, 2015 – DuPont Performance Polymers recently installed a 3D Suction blow-molding machine and a 450-ton injection molding machine in Asia-Pacific to strengthen its application development capabilities in the region.

  • DuPont Performance Polymer Advisor Tool Saves Time, Reduces Risk

  • DuPont Increases Glass Reinforced Zytel® Nylon Capacity

    GENEVA, June 15, 2015 – DuPont Performance Polymers has increased production capacity of DuPont™ Zytel® PA 66 and PA 6 at its Uentrop facility in Hamm, Germany by 20 percent to meet growing demand primarily in the global automotive industry.

  • 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.

  • 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 .

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

    TROY, Mich., Jan. 9, 2015 – 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

    TROY, Mich., Jan. 12, 2015 – 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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    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.