Distinctive Automotive Interiors & Safety Systems
It’s not enough that today’s vehicles be fuel-efficient. Consumers still want vehicles that are safe, comfortable and great to drive. Automakers draw on DuPont materials and expertise to create a special driving experience.
DuPont offers materials for automotive interiors and safety systems that protect drivers and passengers while enhancing the driving experience. DuPont renewably sourced materials give design engineers another way to separate their vehicles from the competition.
Comfort & Design: DuPont high-performance materials are widely used to help reduce noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) for a more pleasant ride and to enable styling features such as 3D LED lighting systems. Additionally, DuPont™ Teflon® fabric protector is used to extend the quality and life of car fabrics.
Safety: From the first airbag system and safety belt mechanisms to the latest collision-avoidance electronic materials and technologies, we continue to set the standard for performance in active and passive safety systems.
Sustainability: Automakers can further differentiate their vehicles and enhance performance by using DuPont™ Renewably Sourced™ polymers in floor mats, headliners, airbag doors, and other interior components to support an eco-friendly theme.
USES AND APPLICATIONS
- Automotive Electronics
- Automotive Safety Systems
- Auto Interiors and Cockpit Applications
- Defogger and Defroster Systems
- Sustainability in Airbag Systems
- Window Regulator Lifterplate Applications from Delrin®
Sorona® for Automotive Carpet
When the design objective is durable, beautiful, fast-drying, stain-resistant automotive carpet, the more sustainable alternative to petroleum-based products is DuPont™ Sorona®. High-performance Sorona® fiber contains 37% renewably-sourced, plant-based content by weight and consumes less non-renewable energy during manufacture than nylon 6.
- Sorona® Used for Automotive Interiors
Sorona® for Automotive Fabric
DuPont™ Sorona® has stain resistance engineered directly into the fiber so automotive fabric resists staining for the life of the textile. Durable, quick-drying, easy-to-clean, high-performance Sorona® also contains 37% renewably-sourced material by weight.
- Kalrez® for Aircraft Engine Seals
- Tyvek® Protective Apparel
- Tedlar® PVF Films for Industrial Applications
- GreenTape™ LTCC System
- Delrin® acetal resin
- Fusabond® Functional Polymer
Keldax® Sound Barrier Resin
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.
- Tempro® Garments
- ProShield® garments
INFORMATION & IDEAS
- Materials for Hybrid & Electric Vehicles
- Velcro Companies uses Zytel® nylon resin
- Vehicle Safety Solutions
- Sorona® Life Cycle Assessment
Triexta, Generic in Name Only
Specific performance benefits, including stain resistance, are so unique to DuPont™ Sorona®, the U.S. FTC gave the generic name triexta to homo fibers made from PTT, the Sorona® renewably sourced polymer.
- DuPont Industrial Biotech Solutions
- Polymer Properties Guide
Low-Friction Mechanical Plastics
DuPont™ Vespel® parts and shapes and DuPont™ Delrin® acetal resin are high-strength, low-friction mechanical plastics that deliver performance for automotive, consumer, and industrial applications.
Low Friction Plastic
Low friction plastic applications developed in collaboration with DuPont experts can help improve durability and performance, reduce maintenance, and can even contribute to reduced use of fossil fuels.
- Supporting Sustainable Mobility
- Oeko-Tex Standard 100 for Sorona®
Plastics in Vehicle Interiors
Low-emission DuPont™ Delrin® 300TE acetal resin (POM) is the first impact-modified POM from DuPont to meet the automotive industry's demanding requirements for the use of plastics in vehicle interiors.