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Automotive Innovation Awards

Automotive Innovation Awards

Ford, Fiat and Toyota walked away with innovation awards at the 2011 Society of Plastics Engineers “Most Innovative Use of Plastics Awards” event for components that use two renewably sourced DuPont materials — DuPont™ Zytel® RS nylon and DuPont™ Sorona® EP polymer — and one component using DuPont™ Hytrel® TPC-ET.

Automotive Interior Parts

Automotive Interior Parts

Toyota's new hybrid vehicle, "Prius α" (Prius alpha), features automotive interior parts made of DuPont™ Sorona® EP polymer, a high-performance, renewably sourced thermoplastic resin, contributing to the advanced interior design while also reducing the environmental footprint.

Car Armoring for Brazil’s Families

Car Armoring for Brazil’s Families

See how we make car armoring affordable and accessible for Brazil’s families.

Committed to Sustainable Mobility

Committed to Sustainable Mobility

DuPont is working with our auto industry collaborators to help them develop the next generation of sustainable mobility solutions. Together, we’re helping reduce dependence on fossil fuels and lower greenhouse gas emissions to help manage the environmental impact associated with the world’s increasing demand for automotive mobility.

Delrin® 100 Series

Delrin® 100 Series

Delrin® properties of the Delrin® 100 series make it the premier resin of choice in the most demanding applications where the ultimate in toughness combined with high strength, creep and fatigue resistance are required.

DuPont™ Hytrel® RS for Airbag Systems

DuPont™ Hytrel® RS for Airbag Systems

Joint development work between Takata-Petri of Aschaffenburg, Germany, and DuPont has resulted in the launch of a new grade of DuPont™ Hytrel® RS, the industry’s first renewably-sourced thermoplastic elastomer for use in airbag systems.

DuPont Industrial Biotech Solutions

DuPont Industrial Biotech Solutions

DuPont is powering industrial biotechnology innovation, meeting some of the world’s (and our customers’) most daunting challenges with ground-breaking enzyme technology, improved biorefinery processes, and renewably-sourced biomaterials that overdeliver on performance.

DuPont mourns the loss of Stephanie Kwolek

DuPont mourns the loss of Stephanie Kwolek

Stephanie Kwolek left a wonderful legacy of thousands of lives saved and countless injuries prevented by products made possible by her discovery of Kevlar®.

EPA Guidelines

EPA Guidelines

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.

Flame-Resistant Technologies – FRT vs. Inherent

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.

Innovative Ideas for Metal Replacement

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.

Low Friction Plastic

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.

Low-Friction Mechanical Plastics

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.

Materials for Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

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.

Plastics in Vehicle Interiors

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.

Polymer Properties Guide

Polymer Properties Guide

At-a-glance guide to DuPont polymer properties and application development opportunities.

Renewably Sourced Automotive Materials

Renewably Sourced Automotive Materials

DuPont renewably sourced automotive interior materials help automakers support sustainability efforts without sacrificing performance. Materials include DuPont™ Sorona® fiber for carpeting and seat upholstery, DuPont™ Sorona® EP thermoplastic polymer for injection molding applications such as vent louvers, and DuPont™ Hytrel® RS thermoplastic elastomer for airbag systems.

Sorona® Life Cycle Assessment

Sorona® Life Cycle Assessment

From reduced consumption of non-renewable energy resulting in a reduced dependence on oil to reduced CO2 emissions, the cradle-to-gate life cycle assessment shows the sustainability benefits of Sorona® versus petroleum-based materials like nylon.

Spring Element DuPont™ Delrin®

Supporting Sustainable Mobility

Supporting Sustainable Mobility

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.

Triexta, Generic in Name Only

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.

Vehicle Design Options Multiplied

Vehicle Design Options Multiplied

DuPont automotive solutions give automotive engineers a wide range of vehicle design options, including technologies for noise reduction, longer-lasting, more vibrant textiles, more sustainable air conditioning solutions, and more stylish LED systems.

Vehicle Safety Solutions

Vehicle Safety Solutions

DuPont vehicle safety solutions help increase safety across the whole automotive value chain, from employee safety on the production floor to driver and passenger safety on the road.

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