Collaborative Solutions From DuPont Performance Polymers
DuPont is a leader in thermoplastics, elastomers, finished parts and biopolymers, combining groundbreaking material science with global access.
At DuPont Performance Polymers, we are working with customers to make things better. From products and processes that work better to innovations that help make business and society better.
We tackle big challenges where performance really matters, including finding renewable polymer feedstocks sourced from non-food biomass and other means to reduce dependence on fossil fuel. Our work supports more sustainable mobility, through automotive fuel efficiency, improved production in manufacturing operations, robust connections for personal communications as well as progressive design in healthcare and furnishings.
As the company that invented Nylon, Neoprene, and Kevlar®, DuPont has a deep commitment to research and development that continues today. DuPont is a global collaborator acting locally, with technical support focused in 65 countries, and manufacturing facilities strategically placed across Asia, Europe and the Americas.
- Bynel® Coextrudable Adhesive Resin
- DuPont™ Sorona®
- Vespel® Parts & Shapes
- Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer parts
- Delrin® acetal resin
- Zytel® nylon resin
- Rynite® PET Polyester Resin
- Hytrel® TPC-ET thermoplastic polyester elastomer
- Crastin® PBT Thermoplastic Polyester Resin
- Elvax® EVA Copolymer Resin
- Fusabond® Functional Polymer
- Elvaloy® Modifier Resin
- Recycling Chemical Containers
- Materials for Vehicle Lighting Systems
- Capless Fuel Filler Locks Out Wrong Nozzles
- Cartier Flower-Shaped Perfume Bottle Cap
High-Performance Roofing at Universal Studios
The installation of more than 40 high-performance roofing at Universal Studios reduces the destructive force of intense UV concentrations and extreme heat produced by the Florida sun.
- 30 years of Innovation CVJ Boots of Hytrel®
Foam Packaging Alternative
Coldpack’s Airliner thermally insulated pouch is a foam packaging alternative for shipping temperature-sensitive products, made with three DuPont resins.
Respiratory Drug Unit Dose Packaging
DuPont™ 20 series resins are proven for use in unit dose packaging for medications used for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma and listed in FDA Drug Master Files.
Salonpas Foil Packaging
Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co. uses DuPont™ Surlyn® in its foil packaging to prevent delamination caused by the active ingredients in its Salonpas pain relief patch.
- Sustainable Fruit Packaging
Ceramic Packaging for Meals
French ceramic container maker Poteries Malicornaises uses DuPont™ Nucrel® in ceramic packaging to successfully seal and protect ready-to-eat meals.
Surlyn® for Tool Skin Packaging
Toolmaker Greenfield Industries meets retailer demand for space-saving skin packaging by using DuPont™ Surlyn® and high-speed packaging equipment.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
Chemical Resistance of DuPont™ Elvaloy® KEE
Products made with Elvaloy® KEE have shown chemical resistance, being used successfully for many years in a variety of chemical environments.
- Low-weight Nylon for Efficient Autos
- Attributes of Elvaloy® RET 5160 and 5170 Asphalt Modifiers
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.
- Automotive Thermal Management
Powerplant Coolant Systems
PPA materials offer great resistance to hydrolysis and moisture and they are relied upon for cost effective applications such as water inlets/outlets, thermostat housings, water pumps and impellers
Innovation Centers Featuring Polymers
DuPont Performance Polymers brings global knowledge to local application development at innovation center facilities located in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
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.
Inventing the Future of Plastics
DuPont discoveries have continually reshaped the plastics industry, from Neoprene to Nylon, to a series of innovative plastics, including the high-performance, renewably-sourced choices available today.
- High Performance Polymers
- Kalrez® Parts Chemical Resistance
Viton®, Vamac® and Neoprene elastomers are made into compounds and finished parts that contain anywhere from 30 to 80% polymer by weight. When elastomer compounding is required, there is a combination of science and art needed to design compounds that meet the end use requirements in a cost effective manner. DuPont can help customers with formulation suggestions for all three elastomers.
USES AND APPLICATIONS
- Medical Device Materials
- Chassis suspension Systems
- Automotive Air Ducts and Turbocharger Hoses
- Vespel® in Automotive Parts
- Kalrez® Seals for Semiconductor Processing
- Photovoltaic Panels and Parts
- Mobile Phone Housing & Components
- Electronic & Electrical Connectors
- Electrical & Electronic Plastics
- High Pressure Seals
- Centrifugal Pump Parts