Body & Exterior

Stylish Design for Automotive Body and Exterior Products

DuPont Automotive helps design engineers make fuel-efficient cars that are stylish, affordable, and fun to drive. Our materials and expertise offer unique design opportunities while reducing production time, costs, and environmental impact.

Design engineers can enhance several areas of the automotive body and exterior to improve the vehicle’s comfort and design.

Comfort and Design: Using plastic in exterior trim such as the front grille offers designers weight reduction, time and cost savings, and fantastic styling flexibility. Headlamp bezels add personality and can be made with DuPont resins, which can be molded into a unique design, providing excellent surface appearance straight from the mold.

Total System Cost: DuPont resins offer heat resistance, thermal stability, and reduced defects from outgassing. Cost savings are also realized through longer production runs, higher yields, and improved uptime.

Featured

  • Design in Automotive Lighting

    Automotive headlamps – a significant opportunity to add personality to vehicle styling – can now be manufactured more cost effectively through a new “Design-Materials-Processing” solution developed by DuPont Automotive.

DUPONT BRANDS

  • DuPont™ Kevlar® brand aramid fiber helps save lives and also helps strengthen eq

    Kevlar® brand

  • SentryGlas® Safety Glass Interlayer

    DuPont™ SentryGlas® safety glass interlayer applications include hurricane-resistant windows, doors and skylights, bomb-blast-resistant windows, doors and facade canopies, structural glass flooring, stairs, walkways, pedestrian bridges, and automotive glass. The SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayers help create lighter, stronger, more structural and more secure glass.

  • Butacite® PVB Interlayer

    Tough, flexible, and resilient, DuPont™ Butacite® PVB interlayer makes automotive and architectural glass safer by helping retain glass shards and absorb impact.

  • DuPont™ Crastin® PBT resin provides reliability, durability and versatility.

    Crastin® PBT Thermoplastic Polyester Resin

  • DuPont™ Nomex® flame resistant brand fiber provides trusted thermal protection i

    Nomex® for Automotive Heat Shield

  • Teflon® Fluoropolymer Resins

    A staple in kitchens since the 1960’s, DuPont™ Teflon® nonstick coating systems make life easier. Did you know the Teflon® brand goes far beyond cookware? It is also found across a broad range of consumer and industrial applications and processing techniques.

  • Krytox® Performance Lubricants

    DuPont™ Krytox® performance lubricants are nonflammable, chemically inert oils and greases that offer thermal stability for automotive and industrial applications, including bearings, seals, and gaskets.

  • Rynite® PET Polyester Resin

  • Surlyn® Ionomer Resin

  • Thermo-Man® Demonstration Unit

  • Tefzel® ETFE Fluoropolymer Resin

    DuPont™ Tefzel® ETFE fluoropolymer resin is a modified ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene fluoropolymer available as pellets, or as powder for rotational molding. Tefzel® ETFE resin combines mechanical toughness with an outstanding chemical inertness that approaches that of DuPont™ Teflon® fluoropolymer resins.

INFORMATION & IDEAS

CASE STUDIES

  • 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.