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A Guide to Elastomer Properties

A Guide to Elastomer Properties

A quick guide to elastomer properties and application development assistance.

A Strong Legacy in Fiber Technology

A Strong Legacy in Fiber Technology

Since the early 1900's, DuPont has been a world leader in polymer and fiber technology. DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced fiber is the latest innovation that delivers environmental benefits without sacrificing performance.

Acetal Gears Demonstrate Drivetrain Performance

Acetal Gears Demonstrate Drivetrain Performance

Acetal gears made from Delrin®are a lightweight, low-friction alternative to metal, and an integral drivetrain part inan Lightweight Urban Vehicleproject at Bradley University.

Alternative Drive Vehicles

Alternative Drive Vehicles

As alternative drive vehicles evolve, the challenges only multiply. DuPont is working with automotive manufacturers to help them improve efficiency and range in today’s hybrid and electric vehicles, and further the development of the fuel-cell powered vehicles of tomorrow.

AURUM® Resin Families

AURUM® Resin Families

AURUM® resin families are thermoplastic polyimides that are melt-processable lending itself to fabrication methods such as injection molding and extrusion.

Authentic Vespel® Shapes

Authentic Vespel® Shapes

Authentic Vespel® shapes are the source of machined components, and the relationship between process, size, becomes critical. Therefore, it is important to make certain that the particular shape being used is produced by DuPont in the particular size and composition as was specified during the qualification process.

Authentic Viton® - Get the Best

Authentic Viton® - Get the Best

You can greatly enhance performance and dependability by selecting and specifying parts made with DuPont™ Viton® fluoroelasatomer, a superior FKM material. Bear in mind that not all FKMs are equivalent.

Automatic Transmission Seals

Automatic Transmission Seals

Vamac® is the elastomer of choice for automatic transmission seals because of its good performance in the most aggressive automatic transmission fluids (ATF).

Automotive Fuel Hoses

Automotive Fuel Hoses

DuPont offers a range of materials designed to resist high temperatures and aggressive fuels in automotive fuel hoses.

Automotive Seals

Automotive Seals

Automotive seals, gaskets and o-rings made with Viton®have demonstrated resistance to harsh fuels and lubricants at high temperatures andmaintain sealing at low temperatures to help OEM’s increase durability and meet lower emissions requirements.

Automotive Thermal Management

Automotive Thermal Management

The use of engineering thermoplastics in automotive components has grown significantly over the last 25 years with many new applications in powertrain, electrical components, chassis, trim components and other vehicle areas.

Blister Packaging Alternative

Blister Packaging Alternative

Skin and stretch packaging films made with DuPont™ Surlyn® area clamshell and blister packaging alternative that reduces material usage and enhances the shelf appeal of consumer products.

Bonded Piston Seals for Modern Engines

Bonded Piston Seals for Modern Engines

Bonded piston seals made of Vamac® deliver high-temperature durability and resistance to automotive service lubricants.

Buy Vespel® Custom Parts & Stock Shapes

Buy Vespel® Custom Parts & Stock Shapes

For Vespel® Custom Parts, DuPont engineers work with part designers to customize the production method and material for desired end-use results. DuPont engineers may recommend fabricating a finished part from Authentic Vespel® stock shapes for prototypes, small quantities or complex geometries.

Car Manufacturing Costs

Car Manufacturing Costs

DuPont materials and solutions help automakers control car manufacturing costs while meeting tough regulatory compliance guidelines.

Carpet Design and Sorona®

Carpet Design and Sorona®

Renewably Sourced™ DuPont™ Sorona® is opening up new possibilities for carpet design. Durable and color-fast, with permanent stain resistance built right into the fiber, the Sorona® carpet design option is also the right choice in terms of performance.

Chemical Resistant Elastomers

Chemical Resistant Elastomers

DuPont has a portfolio of chemical resistant elastomers and thermoplastics to match a broad spectrum of challenges – from aggressive automotive fuels to custom industrial equipment.

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.

Crastin® Hydrolysis Resistant Grades

Crastin® Hydrolysis Resistant Grades

Long-term molding trials at the DuPont European Technical Center in Geneva, as well as extensive customer collaboration, have proven the process flexibility of the new Crastin® HR HFS products versus the existing PBT HR grades on the market.

Crastin® SF

Crastin® SF

Crastin® SF resins are tailored to reduce your molding cycle time with superior flow properties that enable filling of the mold at lower melt temperatures.

CV Joint Boot Performance

CV Joint Boot Performance

DuPont™ Hytrel® has provided durable performance in over a billion automotive CV joint boot applications over the last 25 years.

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.

Delrin® in Solar Tracker Bearings

Delrin® in Solar Tracker Bearings

DuPont™ Delrin® provides the toughness, strength, and wear resistance properties required for solar tracker bearing applications to withstand weatherable conditions over long periods of time.

DuPont Bio-Based Products

DuPont Bio-Based Products

Bio-based products are a critical component of DuPont’s efforts to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. When it comes to bio-based products, DuPont science is innovating across the entire development chain, from seeds and feedstocks through proprietary fermentation and chemical processes to the final high-performance, economically efficient products our customers demand.

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 Packaging Innovation Awards

DuPont Packaging Innovation Awards

Read information about the DuPont Packaging Awards

DuPont Plastic Design Guide

DuPont Plastic Design Guide

From material selection to tolerances, the Plastic Design Guide details 10 top tips for effective design, efficient production, and successful products.

DuPont™ Sorona® and Carpet Recycling

DuPont™ Sorona® and Carpet Recycling

Knowing the important role carpet recycling plays in helping the environment, DuPont research has proven that face fiber made with DuPont™ Sorona® can be shaved from the carpet backing, turned into pellets, and spun into new fiber. In fact, there are even more potential ways to recycle carpet made with Sorona®.

DuPont™ Vespel® Product Families

DuPont™ Vespel® Product Families

Vespel® products are made from a variety of materials (polyimides, thermoplastics, composites and chemically-resistant polymers). These products offer a unique combination of physical properties and design flexibility. Parts are available as custom parts, stock shapes, components or assembles.

ECCtreme™ ECA 3000:A New Class of Perfluoropolymer for Ultra-High Temperature Environments

ECCtreme™ ECA 3000:A New Class of Perfluoropolymer for Ultra-High Temperature Environments

ECCtreme™ ECA is a new high temperature perfluoropolymer that can be used in ultra-harsh environments, with a potential operating rate of up to 300°C*. It maintains properties under high temperatures, pressures, and exposure to corrosive chemicals.

Efficient Packaging for Products

Efficient Packaging for Products

DuPont collaborates with customers on efficient packaging that protects products by developing optimal packaging that maximizes effectiveness and environmental efficiency.

Elastomer Compounding

Elastomer Compounding

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.

Electrical Insulation Systems

Electrical Insulation Systems

DuPont has the industry’s widest range of UL-approved electrical insulation system (EIS) materials for encapsulation, coil forms, and other electrical and electronics uses.

End-to-End Packaging Development

End-to-End Packaging Development

Our global packaging development capabilities help customers innovate with modeling tools, test labs, and pilot-scale compounding, processing, prototyping, and packaging line replication.

Energy Saving Packaging Strategies

Energy Saving Packaging Strategies

DuPont works with converters and brand owners to develop energy saving packaging solutions, from making production and shipping more efficient to reducing power costs.

Engine Efficiency for Lower CO2

Engine Efficiency for Lower CO2

DuPont is working with automakers to develop materials that help optimize engine efficiency. Focus areas include heat and friction management, exhaust gas recirculation, and re-imagining turbocharger technology or injection systems for mainstream vehicle production.

Environmental Communication

Environmental Communication

DuPont is collaborating to help establish guidelines for communicating the environmental benefits of renewablysourced plastics.

Environmentally Friendly Packaging

Environmentally Friendly Packaging

DuPont innovations help manufacturers and designers create cost-effective, environmentally friendly packaging solutions.

EVA Plastic Production in China

EVA Plastic Production in China

To meet growing demand for high-performance specialty resins used in packaging, footwear, electronics, and more, DuPont has a joint venture for EVA plastic production in China.

Flame Retardant Polymers

Flame Retardant Polymers

DuPont offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of non-halogenated, flame retardant polymer grades and families to fit the needs of your application.

Heat Resistant Elastomers

Heat Resistant Elastomers

DuPont offers a range of tested heat resistant elastomers for applications from automotive engines to oil and gas production equipment.

Heat Resistant Plastics

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.

High Performance Materials

High Performance Materials

Many of today’s vehicle system environments are like a pressure cooker of aggressive chemicals. Very few materials have the right combination of characteristics to withstand that kind of severe treatment. DuPont is at the forefront of the development of the latest generation of high performance materials.

High Performance Polymers

High Performance Polymers

DuPont supports ideal production with high-performance polymers that can streamline cycle times, reduce costs, and help promote workplace safety.

How DuPont™ Sorona® is Made

How DuPont™ Sorona® is Made

Using glucose as the basis for Bio-PDO™, a bio-based monomer, DuPont created a renewably sourced ingredient for biobased fibers like DuPont™ Sorona®, which is used in everyday products, like carpet and apparel.

How DuPont™ Sorona® is Made

How DuPont™ Sorona® is Made

Using glucose as the basis for Bio-PDO™, a bio-based monomer, DuPont created a renewably sourced ingredient for biobased fibers like DuPont™ Sorona®, which is used in everyday products, like carpet and apparel.

Innovation Centers Featuring Polymers

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.

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.

Inventing the Future of Plastics

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.

Kalrez® 9100 for lower contamination

Kalrez® 9100 for lower contamination

Outstanding resistance to “dry” process chemistry combined with excellent mechanical strength and thermal stability suggests the use of specially formulated FFKM parts for the most critical deposition process sealing applications.

Kalrez® Bonded Door Seals

Kalrez® Bonded Door Seals

Kalrez® bonded door seal applications provide improved sealing performance versus conventional O-rings by reducing particle generation, extending seal life and minimizing replacement time during preventive maintenance.

Kalrez® Composite Seals

Kalrez® Composite Seals

For standard and complex composite seal applications, Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer parts can be designed and molded to your specifications. DuPont has proprietary technology to bond Kalrez® to a variety of materials, such as metal or plastic bonding.

Kalrez® Parts Chemical Resistance

Kalrez® Parts Chemical Resistance

Kalrez® parts withstand attack from more than 1,800 chemicals, solvents and plasmas. The Kalrez® product line has been specifically designed to deliver outstanding performance in aggressive process environments.

Kalrez® Parts Heat Resistance

Kalrez® Parts Heat Resistance

Kalrez® parts last longer and seal more effectively than other elastomers due to their exceptional heat resistance. Even after long-term exposure up to 327°C, they retain elasticity and recovery properties better than other high temperature elastomers.

Kalrez® Slabs and Sheets

Kalrez® Slabs and Sheets

Kalrez® slabs and sheets are available in a variety of standard sizes, thicknesses, and compoundsfor flexible sealing solutions

Kalrez® TriLobe™ Seals

Kalrez® TriLobe™ Seals

Kalrez® TriLobe™ Seals improve seal life in dovetail grooves. This design combines the excellent chemical, thermal and plasma resistance of Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer parts with a unique cross-sectional shape.

Latest grades of Delrin® acetal

Latest grades of Delrin® acetal

Find out about the latest grades of Delrin® acetal resin with properties tailored for emerging market and application needs. Current features include low emission homopolymer grades and medium-high viscosity acetals.

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.

Low-weight Nylon for Efficient Autos

Low-weight Nylon for Efficient Autos

Car efficiency can be improved using Zytel® PLUS, a low-weight performance nylon that reduces the weight of automobiles and their need for gas.

Material Handling Systems & Conveyors

Material Handling Systems & Conveyors

Look to DuPont for a comprehensive range of engineering thermoplastics to help meet your needs for rugged, economical components of material handling systems. Components include conveyor chains, belts, side rails, rollers, grippers, bumpers and more.

More Environmentally Sustainable Fluoropolymer Coatings and Finishes

More Environmentally Sustainable Fluoropolymer Coatings and Finishes

Maintaining our commitment to create more environmentally sustainable coatings and finishes that are more sustainable, we have reduced the environmental footprint of fluorocarbons with our new fluoropolymer processing aid technology.

PA long chain nylon alternatives

PA long chain nylon alternatives

DuPont has been working on PA12 alternatives and has established global development and supply teams to work with customers to quickly qualify alternative materials for use in many automotive and industrial components.

Plastic Design

Plastic Design

DuPont biopolymers and material science are helping to enable innovative plastic design, from award-winning furniture to advanced medical devices.

Plastic Design Solutions

Plastic Design Solutions

Examples of innovative plastic design solutions created by DuPont, in collaboration with customers worldwide.

Plastic Processing

Plastic Processing

DuPont global plastic processing and converting capabilities let engineers, converters, and brand owners assess packaging materials, from resin to rollstock to structure.

Polymer Properties Guide

Polymer Properties Guide

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

Polymer Technology

Polymer Technology

DuPont polymer technology and applications capability are helping to make faster, more reliable, more efficient connections possible in the mobile technology, office automation and energy industries worldwide.

Polymer Testing and Packaging Tools

Polymer Testing and Packaging Tools

DuPont helps optimize package design through extensive polymer testing and unique modeling tools. Get started by using our online sealant selector and value estimator tools.

Powering Sustainable Mobility

Powering Sustainable Mobility

Zytel® Plus is helping automakers reduce weight and integrate parts in powertrain systems, making vehicles lighter, more fuel efficient and helps to reduce total system costs.

Powerplant Coolant Systems

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

Processing Guide for Zytel® HTN Family of Resins

Processing Guide for Zytel® HTN Family of Resins

Molding guide for Zytel® HTN family of resins, which are based on similar, but structurally different semicrystalline, partially aromatic polyamide copolymers.

Processing Precautions for Mitsui AURUM® Resins

Processing Precautions for Mitsui AURUM® Resins

AURUM® thermoplastics polyimide resins are melt-processable and can be injection molded or extruded for conversion into parts and shapes. AURUM® resins containing PTFE and processed at high temperatures require AURUM® Processing Precautions.

PTFE and FEP: Materials of Choice in Pharma

PTFE and FEP: Materials of Choice in Pharma

DuPont offers Teflon® PFA, FEP, and PTFE for pharmaceutical applications that bring a high level of quality, durability and purity to pharmaceutical manufacturing. They are superior to traditional stainless steel and glass.

Recyclable Packaging

Recyclable Packaging

DuPont™ Fusabond® helps expand the possibilities of recyclable packaging in Brazil, allowing used agricultural chemical packaging to be transformed and reused as corrugated construction piping.

Reducing Wafer Contamination

Reducing Wafer Contamination

Reducing wafer contamination from particulates, outgassing and extractables caused by seal deterioration are major goals of semiconductor fabricators. Larger wafers, smallerfeature sizes and decreasing thickness of deposited layers has placed increased emphasis on the need to minimize or eliminate sources of process contamination.

Seal Outgassing Test Results

Seal Outgassing Test Results

Evaluation and comparison of outgassing for three different classes of elastomeric seal materials used in semiconductor process environments using DuPont test methodology.

Six Top Packaging Design Ideas

Six Top Packaging Design Ideas

DuPont packaging design ideas help brand owners and manufacturers make history, from a sleeker reclosable cereal box to easier-to-recycle fruit crates to the next generation of innovation.

Solar Junction Box Materials

Solar Junction Box Materials

Rynite® offers a balance of thermal resistance combined with auto-extinguishibility and good mechanical properties for solar junction box applications and photovoltaic structural systems.

Sorona® and Bio-Based Product Labels

Sorona® and Bio-Based Product Labels

The USDA BioPreferred Certification of DuPont™ Sorona® means manufacturers can offer innovative products that customers can readily identify. Innovative products help reduce the use of fossil fuels and help reduce emissions.

Sorona® for Carpet Fibers

Sorona® for Carpet Fibers

Carpet fibers produced with DuPont™ Sorona® deliver on all fronts: aesthetics, stain resistance, color fastness, ease of maintenance, and durability — yielding excellent results in Hexapod Walker and Vetterman Drum testing.

Sorona® for Stain-Resistant Carpet

Sorona® for Stain-Resistant Carpet

For a superior stain-resistant carpet, look no further than carpet made with DuPont™ Sorona®, which has stain resistance built in.

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.

Sorona® Performance in Apparel

Sorona® Performance in Apparel

DuPont™ Sorona® delivers innovative performance to all types of textile fibers for apparel. A renewably sourced fiber, Sorona® provides exceptional softness, comfort stretch, superior tensile strength, lower dyeing temperatures and more. No other fiber combines so many performance and environmental benefits.

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.

Surlyn® for Packaging Downgauging

Surlyn® for Packaging Downgauging

DuPont™ Surlyn® delivers the strength, stiffness, and extrudability film converters require for packaging downgauging and to optimize use of petroleum-based materials.

Sustainable Packaging Solutions

Sustainable Packaging Solutions

DuPont has a proven history of driving practical, scalable solutions for sustainable packaging based on full life cycle assessment and business-driven collaboration with customers worldwide.

Sustainable Plastics

Sustainable Plastics

Renewably sourced DuPont biopolymers are used in sustainable plastics that can replace oil-based materials and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

The Benefits of Low VOC Paint

The Benefits of Low VOC Paint

New regulations mandating low VOC paint have made it challenging to develop cost-effective architectural paints with easy-clean properties. DuPont Capstone® fluorosurfactants help paint formulators create high-performance, easy-clean, low VOC paint.

Trends in Photovoltaic Production

Trends in Photovoltaic Production

DuPont materials help power today’s lower-cost, high-performance photovoltaic systems, from low friction bearings to flame-retardant module housings.

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.

Vamac® Grade Selection

Vamac® Grade Selection

Proper grade selection often depends on a combination of factors. View the performance information for grade selection.

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.

Vehicle Weight Reduction

Vehicle Weight Reduction

Vehicle weight reduction is a major challenge. While plastics are inherently lighter than metals, lightweighting requires more than direct material substitution. DuPont predictive engineering and design teams work with customers, using insight and high-performance DuPont materials to redesign for lower weight, often integrating functions to cut costs at the same time.

Vespel® Authorized Distributors

Vespel® Authorized Distributors

For Authentic Vespel® stock shapes, rods, plaques, and tubes buy only from a DuPont authorized distributor.

Vespel® SCP High Temperature Polyimide Parts

Vespel® SCP High Temperature Polyimide Parts

Extend part life, reduce weight and cut costs by replacing metal parts and assemblies with Vespel® SCP-5050 and SCP-50094 high temperature polyimide parts for more demanding high temperature and wear environments.

Vespel® Stock Shape Sizes

Vespel® Stock Shape Sizes

Stock shapes sizes, such as rods, plaques, and tubes are available for machined parts in a wide variety of sizes. View sizes and availability.

Viton® Extreme™ ETP-600S

Viton® Extreme™ ETP-600S

Viton® Extreme™ ETP-600S utilizes APA technology and revolutionary cure site chemistry for outstanding performance in extreme chemical.

Viton® made with APA

Viton® made with APA

DuPont™ Viton® made with APA technology provides improved processing characteristics such as flow, cure and mold release. Additionally, Viton® APA types provide excellent tensile strength, compression set, and chemical resistance.

Viton® Performance Information

Viton® Performance Information

Viton® performance information for the standard and specialty types of Viton®, which differ in their end-use performance abilities.

X-Ray and Metal Detectable Plastic Resins

X-Ray and Metal Detectable Plastic Resins

X-ray and metal detectable plastic resins provide excellent wear resistance and lubricity for improved longevity and reduced noise, high mechanical properties without reinforcement, and detectability for reliable contamination control.

Zytel® PLUS Performance Data

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.

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