Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

Safe and Efficient Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technologies

The more automakers can optimize performance, safety, and affordability in hybrid and electric vehicles, the more they will see consumers embrace these vehicles. DuPont offers innovative solutions in these areas.

For hybrid and electric vehicle technologies, DuPont helps automakers and OEMs design safe electrical systems. DuPont offers high-performance battery separators and is advancing battery chemistries that will improve hybrid electric vehicle range, recharge rate, and battery life.

Improved Performance: Our improved chemistries and materials for critical battery components boost kilowatt-per-hour and power capabilities. Prevent premature failures with materials that are the benchmark for traction motors and generators.

Lightweighting: Automakers can reduce weight up to 40% by using plastics instead of aluminum and steel. Our high-performance polymers and elastomers integrate functions and reduce space. Materials for electrical insulation systems help reduce the size and weight of components, which in turn helps increase fuel efficiency.

Safety: Improved insulation systems that draw from the broadest array of material choices prevent electrical discharge. Designers can improve battery pack performance with impact-resistant, flame-retardant materials and USCAR-rated thermoplastic materials that meet 650-volt system requirements. Our high-performance separators for lithium ion batteries provide stability at high temperatures.

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    Materials for Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

    DuPont Automotive has the broadest range of high-performance materials for hybrid and electric vehicles, which play an ever more important role in helping to reduce carbon emissions and dependence on petroleum. With its deep application expertise, DuPont helps automakers quickly develop more efficient, safer, lighter vehicles.

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DUPONT BRANDS

  • Zytel® nylon resins provide a comprehensive family of performance polymers.

    Zytel® nylon resin

  • Hytrel® TPC-ET Thermoplastic Elastomer

    DuPont™ Hytrel® TPC-ET thermoplastic elastomer offers the flexibility of rubbers, the strength of plastics, and the processability of thermoplastics. making Hytrel® a material of choice for parts required to bend, twist, or compress.

  • 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.

  • Keldax® Sound-Barrier Resins

    Easy to shape, easy to work with, and easy to install, components made with DuPont™ Keldax® sound-barrier resins help today’s automotive OEMs reduce unwanted noise, and improve consumer perception of quality.

  • Voltatex® Electrical Insulation Coatings

    DuPont™ Voltatex® electrical insulation coatings provide the insulation market with total system solutions, and products that work together to increase your design options, while reducing costs and environmental impact.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Suva® Refrigerants

    DuPont™ Suva® refrigerants provide a range of cooling solutions for multiple industries, including many options for residential, retail and commercial air-conditioning and refrigeration, everything from supermarket display cases and restaurant walk-ins to the mini-fridges in college dorms.

  • Opteon™ Refrigerants

    The DuPont answer to the challenge of creating more sustainable refrigerants, DuPont™ Opteon™ family of lower-global-warming- potential (GWP) refrigerants constitutes a more sustainable refrigeration solution that is energy-efficient, safe and easy-to-implement.

  • 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.

  • ISCEON® Refrigerants

    DuPont refrigeration innovation provides the opportunity to retrofit existing CFC and HCFC cooling units to work with the non-ozone-depleting DuPont™ ISCEON® family of refrigerants for a cost-effective upgrade to a more sustainable solution.