Two Innovations from DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers Win R&D 100 Awards

Audi shares honors for BETAFORCE™ 9050M composite bonding adhesive

Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA, December 3, 2018 – An innovative new composite bonding adhesive for Audi and a new nylon resin from DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers were selected as winners of the 55th annual R&D 100 Awards. 

Our 2018 winning materials include:

  • Developed with a team at Audi, BETAFORCE™ 9050M composite bonding adhesive for automotive mass production and multi-material substrates. This adhesive enables significant weight reduction and improves torsional stiffness of the vehicle, resulting in better fuel efficiency and improved CO2 reduction, safety, handling and comfort. Good handling strength after short curing times offers short tack times, which significantly improve manufacturing productivity.
  • Zytel® HTNLTFR52G30NH BL662 laser-transparent halogen-free nylon resin is designed for very thin parts for automotive electrical systems and consumer electronics. It offers a good flame-retardant rating (V0 at 0.4 mm) while maintaining chemical resistance and dimensional stability performance. It may be used to make housings for lithium-ion batteries, a timely innovation as vehicle electrification is revolutionizing individual and mass mobility.

“The R&D 100 Awards program makes it a point to identify and spotlight the top 100 advancements of the past year,” said Scott Collick, Global Research and Development Director, DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers. “Both of these innovative products address specific customer opportunities while providing additional benefits to consumers. We will continue to collaborate and innovate with customers to create solutions that will ultimately benefit the entire transportation industry.”

For more information on lightweighting and additional capabilities, visit ahead.dupont.com.

About DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers 

DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers (T&AP), a DowDuPont Specialty Products Division business, delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to the transportation, electronics, industrial and consumer markets. T&AP partners with its customers to drive innovation by utilizing its expertise and knowledge in polymer and materials science.  T&AP works with customers throughout the value chain to enable material systems solutions for demanding applications and environments.

About DowDuPont Specialty Products Division

DowDuPont Specialty Products, a division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, building and construction, health and wellness, food and worker safety. DowDuPont intends to separate the Specialty Products Division into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found www.dow-dupont.com.