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DuPont™ Vespel® parts offer low friction, lightweight and durable metal replacement in automotive transmission applications.
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.
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.
It has been calculated that six of every seven liters of fuel put into a vehicle are lost to inefficiencies. Connecting inefficiencies to friction, studies have found that somewhere around 10 percent of this lost energy is attributed to friction between moving parts.
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.
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 assemblies.