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Adhesives, Sealants, & Coatings

Adhesives, Sealants, & Coatings

In adhesive, sealant, coating, and fiber-reinforced plastic applications, DuPont™ Kevlar® helps provide better viscosity control and lower costs. Learn how the inherent strength and heat resistance of Kevlar® provides performance that cannot be worn or aged away.

Auto Interiors and Cockpit Applications

Auto Interiors and Cockpit Applications

DuPont offers an industry-leading selection of conductors, dielectrics and resistive materials for innovative capacitive sensing and self-limiting seat heater technology for new auto interiors and cockpit electronics applications.

Automotive - Engine Covers/Housings

Automotive - Engine Covers/Housings

Superior resistance to aggressive chemicals and extreme temperatures, great surface appearance and low cost of processing make the DuPont™ Zytel® family the ideal material for sealed and unsealed engine and driveline covers and housings.

Automotive Air Ducts and Turbocharger Hoses

Automotive Air Ducts and Turbocharger Hoses

Air ducts and turbocharger hoses operate in hot and stressful environments that involve pressure, engine oil and blow-by-gases. These conditions can induce rapid heat aging and compromise the performance in all but the highest performing plastic and rubber materials.

Automotive Components Reinforcements

Automotive Components Reinforcements

Kevlar® and Nomex® brand fibers help improve the safety, performance, and durability of automotive components for a wide variety of vehicles, from passenger cars and light trucks to professional racecars. Learn how Kevlar® and Nomex® help provide inherent strength in automotive components, inside and out.

Automotive Connectors

Automotive Connectors

Vamac® and Viton® are used in automotive connectors made for high heat and harsh chemical underhood applications.

Automotive Electronics

Automotive Electronics

DuPont offers a broad portfolio of automotive electronics material solutions that are used to enhance automotive safety and passenger comfort in a multitude of ways.

Automotive Hoses & Belts Reinforcements

Automotive Hoses & Belts Reinforcements

DuPont™ Kevlar® brand fiber helps improve the safety, performance, and durability of automotive components such as automotive hoses and automotive belts for a wide variety of vehicles, from passenger cars and trucks to professional racecars.

Automotive Safety Systems

Automotive Safety Systems

From blind spot warning systems to autonomous driving, from forward collision warnings to stop-and-go adaptive cruise control, radar is a central component in many of the active safety systems in today’s automobiles.

Cable Insulation and Jacketing

Cable Insulation and Jacketing

DuPont specialty materials for the wire and cable industryare used to makeinsulated and jacketed cables thinner, strongerand flame-retardant, without adding halogens, for applications from -70ºC to 125ºC.

Ceramic-Based Material Solutions for Engine Systems

Ceramic-Based Material Solutions for Engine Systems

DuPont thick film materials for engine devices, including conductors, dielectrics and resistors, lead the industry in system cost, reliability and performance.

Chassis suspension Systems

Chassis suspension Systems

Proven performance and durability, excellent resistance to flex fatigue and broad temperature use make DuPont™ Hytrel® thermoplastic elastomer the ideal material for flexible boots, bushings and bumpers in chassis suspension components

Defogger and Defroster Systems

Defogger and Defroster Systems

Silver-based thick film pastes from DuPont are raising the bar for material solutions for defroster and defogger systems, offering the best system cost/reliability/performance available today.

Heat Shields & Insulation Shields

Heat Shields & Insulation Shields

Learn how the inherent thermal resistance of DuPont™ Nomex® makes it ideal for high-temperature automotive applications, including heat shields and other under-the-hood applications.

Industrial Safety

Industrial Safety

Our scientists and technicians have created and rigorously tested our leading brands used in industrial protective clothing, including Nomex®, Tychem®, Tyvek® and Kevlar®. Learn more about their roles in industrial safety and worker protection.

Kevlar® for stronger Brake Pads, Clutches and Gaskets

Kevlar® for stronger Brake Pads, Clutches and Gaskets

DuPont™ Kevlar® helps provide strength, endurance, and stability to enhance automotive power train and body components such as brake pads, clutches and gaskets.

Marine Composites

Marine Composites

Kevlar® reinforcement helps reduce weight without compromising strength in marine, energy, and maritime vessel composites.

Oil Pan and Cylinder Head Cover Gaskets

Oil Pan and Cylinder Head Cover Gaskets

DuPont™ Vamac® contributes to a longer life for heavy-duty oil pans & cylinder head cover gaskets.

Powertrain & Sensors

Powertrain & Sensors

The automotive industry relies on thick film materials for automotive electronics from DuPont, which offer the most attractive cost/reliability/performance combination available on the market today.

Seals and Gaskets

Seals and Gaskets

DuPont elastomer seals and gaskets provide durable, innovative solutions for complex, high-heat, aggressive chemical applications.

Sorona® Used for Automotive Interiors

Sorona® Used for Automotive Interiors

Sorona® fiber and Sorona® EP polymers provide high-quality, renewably sourced materials for automotive fabric. The Sorona® product line helps reduce carbon dioxide emissions and the dependence on petroleum without compromising performance.

Surlyn® for Polymer Modification

Surlyn® for Polymer Modification

DuPont™ Surlyn® for polymer modification is used as a processing aid and compatibilizer in PET. It also is used as a nylon toughener in automotive parts.

Sustainability in Airbag Systems

Sustainability in Airbag Systems

In response to the automotive industry’s desire to create sustainable products without compromising safety and performance, DuPont™ has launched one of its latest technological advancement, Hytrel RS, in air bag deployment covers.

Tedlar® Provides Easy-to-Clean Surface Finishes for Cars, Buses, Trains & Marine Vessels

Tedlar® Provides Easy-to-Clean Surface Finishes for Cars, Buses, Trains & Marine Vessels

DuPont™ Tedlar® PVF films provide an easy-to-clean surface finish that resists weathering, UV rays and harmful chemicals for transportation applications.

Thermoplastic Tubing and Elastomeric Hose

Thermoplastic Tubing and Elastomeric Hose

DuPont has a range of materials that provide durable heat and chemical resistance in thermoplastic tubing and elastomeric hose for automotive engine, industrial, and oil and gas uses.

Tires & Rubber Goods

Tires & Rubber Goods

DuPont™ Kevlar® Engineered Elastomer helps provide enhanced strength, resistance, and traction to tires and other goods.

Troy Innovation Center

Troy Innovation Center

DuPont opened its 8th Innovation Center with a thought-leader panel discussing how innovation and collaboration dominate the auto industry landscape.

Tyvek® for Automotive Painting

Tyvek® for Automotive Painting

Learn why proper safety measures such as wearing garments made of DuPont™ Tyvek® or DuPont™ Tychem® should be applied in industry and trade to help protect from the frequently underestimated dangers of surface treatments and coatings.

Vespel® in Automotive Parts

Vespel® in Automotive Parts

Vespel® offers a high-performance replacement for automotive thrust washer and bearing parts, to help improve driveline efficiency and lower emissions.

Window Regulator Lifterplate Applications from Delrin®

Window Regulator Lifterplate Applications from Delrin®

For automotive product engineers that are looking for improved efficiencies and assembly techniques, DuPont™ Delrin® acetal homopolymer provides the required combination of high elongation and stiffness to enable the use of snap fit features on Window Regulator Applications

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