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. 

Featured

  • Opteon® Refrigerant Has Low GWP

    DuPont™ Opteon® YF (HFO-1234yf) is a new refrigerant with a GWP of 4, which exceeds the EU MAC Directive by 97 percent. Developed in partnership with Honeywell, Opteon® YF refrigerant is an energy-efficient, safe and easy-to-implement solution, delivering environmental, industry and consumer benefits.

  • 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.

CASE STUDIES

  • 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.

DUPONT BRANDS

  • 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.

INFORMATION & IDEAS

  • Polymer Properties Guide

  • Opteon® Refrigerant Has Low GWP

    DuPont™ Opteon® YF (HFO-1234yf) is a new refrigerant with a GWP of 4, which exceeds the EU MAC Directive by 97 percent. Developed in partnership with Honeywell, Opteon® YF refrigerant is an energy-efficient, safe and easy-to-implement solution, delivering environmental, industry and consumer benefits.

  • Heat Resistant Plastics

    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.

  • Supporting Sustainable Mobility

  • Vamac® Grade Selection

  • Zytel® PLUS Performance Data

    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.

  • 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.

  • Committed to Sustainable Mobility

  • Vehicle Design Options Multiplied

  • Renewably-sourced plastic Captures Award

    The plant-derived DuPont™ Zytel® RS 610 nylon resin that debuts on a new automotive radiator end tank from DENSO Corp. illustrates the benefits of close collaboration throughout the value chain and marks the first use of DuPont renewably-sourced plastic in mechanical components exposed to the hot, chemically aggressive underhood environment.

  • Engine Cooling

  • 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.