Thermal Management & HVAC

High-Performing Vehicle Thermal Management & Automotive HVAC

Today’s vehicles face many temperature challenges due to lighter weight engine cooling systems. DuPont offers a wide range of vehicle thermal management and automotive HVAC solutions.

Controlling temperature is an issue in vehicle thermal management and automotive HVAC. Downsizing engines to improve fuel economy tests traditional thermoplastics to withstand heat, pressures, and chemical exposure. DuPont leading refrigerants offer low global warming potential, which can also be considered for hybrid and electric vehicle battery systems, where the need to control the temperature range is critical. 

Lightweighting: DuPont high-performance thermoplastics can withstand the heat, reduce cost, and lower weight in charge air coolers, water inlets, outlets, water pumps, and more.

Sustainability: The new DuPont™ Opteon® YF, with a GWP of 4 and zero Ozone Depletion Potential, is the leading alternative refrigerant to help automakers meet CO2 standards while creating a comfortable cabin temperature.

Alternative Drive: Hybrid and electric vehicle batteries create heat dissipation challenges. DuPont refrigerants and ducting materials help cool the batteries and regulate the temperature to increase safety and extend the battery life. 


  • Opteon® Refrigerant Has Low GWP

  • Automotive Plastic Part Design

    Tata Toyo’s adoption of DuPont™ Zytel® PLUS nylon for several charge air coolers for vehicles manufactured by a major Indian automotive OEM illustrates the material’s performance and the benefits of collaborating on automotive plastic part design with a global materials-science company like DuPont.


  • Fuel Hose & Tubing Solutions

    Products from DuPont, including DuPont™ Viton®, DuPont™ Teflon®, DuPont™ Kevlar®, and DuPont™ Hypalon®, help improve F200 fuel hose and tubing performance, for proven gains in permeation resistance in automobiles.

  • Case Study: Cooling System Hoses

    DuPont™ Vamac® and DuPont™ Kevlar® work together to help create cooling system hoses with exceptional strength, chemical resistance, and durability in automobiles.


  • 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.

  • Minlon® mineral reinforced nylon resin

  • Vamac® ethylene acrylic elastomers

  • 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.