INFORMATION & IDEAS
At-a-glance guide to DuPont polymer properties and application development opportunities.
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.
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.
DuPont collaborates with customers worldwide to develop innovative metal replacement applications to make cars, planes and other equipment more fuel- and cost-efficient.
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.
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.
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.
Proper grade selection often depends on a combination of factors. View the performance information for grade selection.
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.
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.
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.