Engineering Thermoplastics

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Capless Fuel Filler Locks Out Wrong Nozzles

Capless Fuel Filler Locks Out Wrong Nozzles

Ingenious design using DuPont™ Zytel® HTN PPA has an integrated “Mis-Fuel Inhibitor” involving a neck with an opening and spring-loaded detents that allow entry of only the proper fuel nozzle for a particular vehicle.

Cost-effective photovoltaic junction box housings

Cost-effective photovoltaic junction box housings

Junction boxes are installed by photovoltaic (PV) manufacturers directly on to the back of every PV panel and serve as the interface between the conductor ribbons on the panel and the DC input and output cables.

Delrin® Homopolymer Outperforms Acetal Copolymer

Delrin® Homopolymer Outperforms Acetal Copolymer

A major customer chose Delrin® acetal homopolymer over acetal copolymer to redesign the next generation of their part.

DuPont™ Hytrel® key to Niagara Foot™

DuPont™ Hytrel® key to Niagara Foot™

Hytrel® TPC-ET from DuPont can be used in devices such as prosthetics, drug delivery systems and more.

Durable Rail Pads for Freight Lines

Durable Rail Pads for Freight Lines

How Pandrol collaborated with DuPont, specifying Hytrel® for rail pads that have endured over 10 years of use by heavy coal trains without replacement.

Headlight bezels made from Crastin®

Headlight bezels made from Crastin®

Headlamp bezels are a part of a tailored headlamp solution utilizing bezels that combine the exceptional properties of DuPont™ Crastin® PBT polyester with innovative manufacturing techniques, design and development for more stylish and cost-effective results.

High Flex Cable for Bridges

High Flex Cable for Bridges

DuPont collaborated with Northwire on a high flex cable application using Hytrel® for bridge lifts.

Hub Bushings For Copiers

Hub Bushings For Copiers

Hub bushings designed using DuPont™ Vespel® and Minlon® keep copiers running smoothly.

Hytrel® for Medical Tubing

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.

Hytrel® Ski Boot Collar

Hytrel® Ski Boot Collar

One of the early commercial applications of Hytrel® RS included use in a ski boot collar by Salomon. Hytrel® RS offers the same performance characteristics as traditional Hytrel® while using renewably sourced materials.

Lighter Engine Cover Components

Lighter Engine Cover Components

DuPont collaborated with Nissan Europe to develop lighter, less expensive engine covers durable enough to replace metal in the Pathfinder® and Navara®.

Office Seating Uses Flexible Plastic

Office Seating Uses Flexible Plastic

Designed by Formway Design of New Zealand, the Generation by Knoll® work chair offers a new level of comfort and unrestrained movement.

Phone Case Uses DuPont Polymers

Phone Case Uses DuPont Polymers

Protective phone cases can now be customized with personal photos or unique artwork, thanks to the printing know-how of German company Artcover GmbH and the aesthetic durability of DuPont™ Crastin® PBT and DuPont™ Sorona® EP thermoplastic polymer.

Polymers for Better Injection Devices

Polymers for Better Injection Devices

As injector pen materials, Delrin® and Zytel® are key elements in components of light, portable insulin injectors for people with diabetes.

Protecting Drivers With Zytel® RS

Protecting Drivers With Zytel® RS

Renowned racing safety device uses renewably-sourced DuPont™ Zytel® RS nylon for its strength and stiffness.

Zytel® HTN for Electronic Devices

Zytel® HTN for Electronic Devices

Engineering thermoplastics for electronics play an increasingly vital role in the production of components, and devices.

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