Vehicle Safety — a Core DuPont Value
Today, vehicle safety systems developed with key contributions from DuPont are helping reduce injuries and improve safety all over the world. DuPont science and technologies are making a difference in better exterior lighting, superior restraint systems, lighter and more durable glazing solutions, and optimum auto worker protection.
Reinventing the Airbag
The search to create a better airbag led DuPont to develop a renewably-sourced thermoplastic elastomer, DuPont™ Hytrel® RS. DuPont has long been committed to providing best-in-class vehicle safety systems, based on high-value and environmentally sustainable materials. Hytrel® RS matches the superior performance characteristics of previous iterations of Hytrel®, but contains a minimum of 35 percent renewable content by weight, derived from non-food biomass.
Anti-Counterfeit Solutions for Peace of Mind
Consumers only entrust vehicle safety to the most reputable brands, and consumers need to be sure the components in their cars are exactly who they say they are. DuPont offers comprehensive anti-counterfeit solutions, based on a portfolio of overt, covert, and track-and-trace technologies for parts control, aftermarket parts and employee identity verification. These solutions feature flexible DuPont™ Izon® 3D hologram technology which enables customized solutions, and best-in-class overt and covert platforms, plus track-and-trace technology which ensures brand protection and authentication.
Auto Industry Vehicle Safety — DuPont™ SentryGlas® Interlayer
DuPont helps automotive engineers design an array of vehicle safety solutions, like DuPont™ SentryGlas®, interlayer which offers new lighter and more durable automotive glazing solutions. SentryGlas® features enhanced post-breakage behavior, improved intrusion resistance, reduced potential for occupant ejection, higher durability, equivalent or higher strength compared to PVB-laminated glass, and less energy consumption per km, with consequent weight reduction up to 40%. DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber helps deliver top ballistic performance, provides durability in extreme climatic conditions, is designed with flexibility in mind, and is five times stronger than steel on an equal weight basis.
More DuPont Vehicle Safety Solutions
DuPont has developed a suite of products for vehicle safety applications, including: DuPont™ Delrin® resin, DuPont™ Nomex® fiber, and DuPont™ Tyvek® protective membranes.And, we offer workplace safety consulting services to keep your employees safe on the job.
At DuPont we’re about using science to transform challenges into innovation. Here are some of the initiatives we’re working on with our auto industry collaborators.
- Alternative Drive
- Improved Performance
- Comfort and Design
- Car Manufacturing Costs
- Engine Efficiency