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Automotive Sustainable Fibers

Automotive Sustainable Fibers

The automotive industry has an increasing need for high-performance, environmentally sustainable fibers. The Toyota SAI® meets the increasing demands for a sustainable luxury automobile by using DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced polymer for the ceiling surface skin, sun visor and pillar garnish.

Bushings in New EGR Valve

Bushings in New EGR Valve

DuPont™ Vespel® SP bushings in new EGR (Exhaust Valve Recirculation) valve help deliver environmental improvements.

Capless Fuel Filler Locks Out Wrong Nozzles

Capless Fuel Filler Locks Out Wrong Nozzles

Ingenious design using DuPont™ Zytel® HTN PPA has an integrated “Mis-Fuel Inhibitor” involving a neck with an opening and spring-loaded detents that allow entry of only the proper fuel nozzle for a particular vehicle.

Case Study: Cooling System Hoses

Case Study: Cooling System Hoses

DuPont™ Vamac® and DuPont™ Kevlar® work together to help create cooling system hoses with exceptional strength, chemical resistance, and durability in automobiles.

Cummins Fleetguard® oil and fuel filters

Cummins Fleetguard® oil and fuel filters

Cummins Fleetguard® fuel filter made of DuPont™ Zytel® is 50% lighter, and more resistant to dents and damage than comparable metal filters.

Ford Seat Design Relies on Delrin® Toughness and Load Stiffness

Ford Seat Design Relies on Delrin® Toughness and Load Stiffness

Ford Motor Company chose Delrin® for the power head restraint drive nut in its innovative Lincoln Continental seat system because it offers the best balance of toughness and load stiffness.

Fuel Hose & Tubing Solutions

Fuel Hose & Tubing Solutions

Products from DuPont, including DuPont™ Viton®, DuPont™ Teflon®, DuPont™ Kevlar®, and DuPont™ Hypalon®, help improve F200 fuel hose and tubing performance, for proven gains in permeation resistance in automobiles.

Headlight bezels made from Crastin®

Headlight bezels made from Crastin®

Headlamp bezels are a part of a tailored headlamp solution utilizing bezels that combine the exceptional properties of DuPont™ Crastin® PBT polyester with innovative manufacturing techniques, design and development for more stylish and cost-effective results.

Hot Gas Welding and Zytel® Give Bocar Competitive Edge

Hot Gas Welding and Zytel® Give Bocar Competitive Edge

First use of hot gas welding for a PPA thermostat housing was developed by Bocar Group Plastics Division for Ford Motor Company. This unique design features DuPont™ Zytel® HTN because it offers outstanding resistance to glycol and fast molding cycles.

Hytrel® 30 years of Innovation in CVJ Boots

Hytrel® 30 years of Innovation in CVJ Boots

Now in its 25th year and celebrating no material failures on the road, DuPont™ Hytrel® TPC-ET delivers the flexibility of rubber, the strength of plastic, and the processibility of thermoplastic. Hytrel® TPC-ET thermoplastic elastomer is the industry standard for excellent balance of grease resistance, high temperature durability, low temperature flexibility and historically proven performance.

K-Sea Transportation Inc. Case Study

K-Sea Transportation Inc. Case Study

Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) case study on K-Sea Transportation Inc. to see how they used a centralized platform for user-friendly, engaging employee training.

Latching Refueling Valve with Low Friction Materials Saves Energy

Latching Refueling Valve with Low Friction Materials Saves Energy

Low friction materials from DuPont Automotive prove to be ideal choice for Continental Automotive’s unique bi-stable latching refueling valve developed for Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ hybrid electric vehicles.

Los Angeles County MTA Case Study

Los Angeles County MTA Case Study

Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) case study on Los Angeles County MTA to see how they partnered for safety and savings.

Materials for Vehicle Lighting Systems

Materials for Vehicle Lighting Systems

Materials play a critical role in complex vehicle lighting systems, where safety, driving comfort, design and styling converge to illuminate vehicle branding.

Mazda SKYACTIV-D boosted by DuPont plastics

Mazda SKYACTIV-D boosted by DuPont plastics

Pressure to meet escalating fuel economy and emissions regulations drives auto manufacturers to develop new-generation engines that are lighter, cleaner, higher performing and more fuel efficient than ever before.

Mitsubishi Motors Case Study

Mitsubishi Motors Case Study

Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) case study on Mitsubishi Motors to see how they drive home the "zero harm" message challenge.

MTA Metro North Railroad Case Study

MTA Metro North Railroad Case Study

Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) case study to see how safety culture change yields sustainable improvements at MTA Metro North Railroad.

Polymer Oil Pan Module

Polymer Oil Pan Module

Materials play a critical role in complex vehicle lighting systems, where safety, driving comfort, design and styling converge to illuminate vehicle branding.

Toll Ports Case Study

Toll Ports Case Study

Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) case study on Toll Ports to learn how they embrace workplace safety as a key business value.

Vespel® actuator guide bushings

Vespel® actuator guide bushings

Vespel® polyimide guide bushings for wastegate actuators provide consistent friction and low wear over the entire life of a turbocharger – even without lubrication in a hot, dirty environment.

Vespel® SP-21 Thrust Washers

Vespel® SP-21 Thrust Washers

Vespel® thrust washers have been selected to replace larger and heavier metal thrust needle bearings positioned between the clutch casing and aluminum transmission housing.

Vespel® Thrust Bearings for EGR Valve

Vespel® Thrust Bearings for EGR Valve

Vespel® thrust bearings are critical in EGR valves for performance needs in hot, dirty environments that are critical for bearing surfaces.

Yazaki Underhood Electrical Center Saves Space, Adds Capacity

Yazaki Underhood Electrical Center Saves Space, Adds Capacity

Unique underhood electrical center developed by Yazaki North America for General Motors features DuPont™ Zytel® because it offers an excellent balance of properties and withstands harsh underhood operating conditions.

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