A Stronger, Lighter Automotive Chassis
Automakers face a growing need to reduce automotive chassis weight and cost while improving performance and safety. DuPont Automotive offers the materials, design technology, predictive engineering and processing capabilities required for innovative automotive chassis design.
From brake and steering systems to pedals, gearshifts, hoses, and more, the automotive chassis system’s myriad components are prime candidates for reducing weight and cost and integrating functions.
Lightweighting: Our experienced global development teams are experts at identifying lightweighting opportunities in automotive chassis, suspension and steering systems. Our highly engineered materials retain their strength and stiffness despite heat and chemical exposure and shed pounds in exhaust systems and other automotive chassis components.
Improved Performance: To help automakers capture a 1% to 4% improvement in fuel efficiency, our materials can help improve rolling resistance in tires by 10%. We are also constantly enhancing our benchmark materials (such as flexible materials for CVJ and other boots) to address stricter requirements and improve performance while reducing weight and cost.
Safety: We offer dozens of materials and innovative technologies in brake, suspension, and steering systems — all aimed at reducing weight and cost while improving safety.
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.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
NFPA 2113 Overview
NFPA 2113 specifies the minimum selection, care, use, and maintenance requirements for flame-resistant garments for use by industrial personnel in areas at risk from flash fires or short-duration flame exposure that are compliant with NFPA 2112.
NFPA 2112 Overview
NFPA 2112, the standard on flame-resistant garments for protection of industrial personnel against flash fire, provides minimum requirements for the design, construction, evaluation, and certification of flame-resistant garments for use by industrial personnel.
Zytel® PLUS Performance Data
Zytel® PLUS nylon has the ability to retain properties after heat aging or long term exposure to hot oil and hot water, allows longer part service time, better reliability, and invites more opportunity to replace costly metals or specialty polymers to reduce part cost and lower mass.
- CV Joint Boot Performance
Innovative Ideas for Metal Replacement
DuPont collaborates with customers worldwide to develop innovative metal replacement applications to make cars, planes and other equipment more fuel- and cost-efficient.
- Vamac® Grade Selection
- Catalytic Converter Bracket
- Air Suspension Systems
Flame-Resistant Technologies – FRT vs. Inherent
What are the differences between “inherent” and “treated” flame resistant fabrics? Learn how each fabric reacts when exposed to heat, and when flame-resistant properties can be removed.
- Jounce Bumper made of DuPont™ Hytrel®
- Jounce Bumper Application Profile
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