Elastomers Innovation from Neoprene to Now
DuPont elastomers offer solutions, from cutting-edge to tried-and-true, for applications, from adhesives and semi-conductor parts to wire and cable coating.
DuPont is working with customers to make things better, from custom applications for thermoset elastomers used in the general rubber industry to high-performance fluoroelastomers used in demanding chemical and automotive applications.
DuPont elastomers are selected for application-critical performance qualities, whether the need is sealing, flexibility, durability or reliability. We provide specialized elastomers for use with aggressive chemicals and high temperatures, for a range of industrial uses. DuPont has been a leader in the elastomers industry for more than 80 years. We remain committed to working with customers around the world to collaborate on cost-efficient solutions.
USES AND APPLICATIONS
- Chassis suspension Systems
- Automotive Air Ducts and Turbocharger Hoses
- Automotive Connectors
- Thermoplastic Tubing and Elastomeric Hose
- Cable Insulation and Jacketing
Neoprene for Construction
DuPont™ Neoprene for construction is used in buildings, bridges and other projects around the world, for applications from window seals to water resistant membranes.
- Seals and Gaskets
- Kalrez® for Aircraft Engine Seals
Hytrel® for Medical Tubing
Hytrel® fulfills plastic medical tubing requirements for flexibility, compliance with purity standards, toughness & resistance to flex fatigue, to a wide range of chemicals, and to traditional medical sterilization procedures.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
- Jounce Bumper made of DuPont™ Hytrel®
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.
- Heat Resistant Elastomers
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.
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
Automotive Fuel Hoses
DuPont offers a range of materials designed to resist high temperatures and aggressive fuels in automotive fuel hoses.
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.
- A Guide to Elastomer Properties
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.
- Flame Retardant Polymers
- Alternative Drive Vehicles
*The Viton® fluoroelastomer business is now part of The Chemours Company. Visit chemours.com for more information.