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General Motors’ use of DuPont™ Zytel® PLUS nylon for its Ecotec 2.0-liter turbo powering Cadillac CTS vehicles captured the ‘Most Innovative Use of Plastics” Award in the Materials category from the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Automotive Division. The award-winning engine-appearance and acoustic cover is molded by Camoplast Polymer Solutions, Richmond, Quebec, Canada.
A newly-developed two-component air duct blow-molded using stiff yet elastic DuPont™ Hytrel® TPC/ET, connects the intercooler and throttle body of the three liter, six cylinder twin-turbo engine from BMW.
You can greatly enhance performance and dependability by selecting and specifying parts made with DuPont™ Viton® fluoroelasatomer, a superior FKM material. Bear in mind that not all FKMs are equivalent.
The use of engineering thermoplastics in automotive components has grown significantly over the last 25 years with many new applications in powertrain, electrical components, chassis, trim components and other vehicle areas.
Bonded piston seals made of Vamac® deliver high-temperature durability and resistance to automotive service lubricants.
DuPont plastics applications for the powertrain help automakers reduce weight and integrate parts, which boosts automotive performance and delivers productivity and cost savings.
Technology that boosts efficiency, while reducing the size of gas and diesel engines, is the main route to lower emissions and improved fuel economy.
Brief summary of the US EPA's (Environmental Protection Agency) "Level's of Protection (LOP)" as applicable to those individuals involved in handling hazardous materials. LOP's are based on the type of respiratory protection required to ensure the safety of the user under the specified conditions of use.
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.
DuPont offers a wide range of heat resistant plastics to replace metal, ceramics and other polymers in uses from automotive engines to oil and gas production.
DuPont collaborates with customers worldwide to develop innovative metal replacement applications to make cars, planes and other equipment more fuel- and cost-efficient.
DuPont high-performance materials for turbochargers and emissions systems can withstand the high heat and corrosive fluids in downsized engines, and reduce friction and improve wear for components.
At-a-glance guide to DuPont polymer properties and application development opportunities.
Zytel® Plus is helping automakers reduce weight and integrate parts in powertrain systems, making vehicles lighter, more fuel efficient and helps to reduce total system costs.
PPA materials offer great resistance to hydrolysis and moisture and they are relied upon for cost effective applications such as water inlets/outlets, thermostat housings, water pumps and impellers
DuPont supports efforts/initiatives to improve sustainability in the automotive industry with high performance and renewably-sourced polymers that can help increase fuel efficiency while reducing energy loss, emissions and costs.
Proper grade selection often depends on a combination of factors. View the performance information for grade selection.
DuPont™ Viton® made with APA technology provides improved processing characteristics such as flow, cure and mold release. Additionally, Viton® APA types provide excellent tensile strength, compression set, and chemical resistance.
Viton® performance information for the standard and specialty types of Viton®, which differ in their end-use performance abilities.
Engine downsizing, lightweighting, turbocharging, direct injection, and exhaust gas recirculation are all responses to the drive for greater fuel economy, higher engine efficiency and lower CO2 emissions. But these advances come at a price. They generate more heat, and involve more aggressive gases, fluids, and acidic gas/air mixtures, often under high pressure.
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.