Sorona® Used for Automotive Interiors
DuPont™ Sorona® fibers and Sorona® EP polymers bring together sustainability, durability and aesthetic appeal for automotive interiors.
Sorona® fiber and Sorona® EP polymers provide high-quality, renewably sourced materials for automotive interiors. The Sorona® product line helps reduce carbon dioxide emissions and the dependence on petroleum without compromising performance. Sorona® contains up to 37 percent (by weight) renewably sourced materials derived from plant sugar.
DuPont™ Sorona® EP thermoplastic polymer
Sorona® EP thermoplastic polymer has the strength and stiffness for injection molding applications.
Air Ventilation Louvers
Sorona® EP offers the heat resistance and durability required to control the intensity and direction of air blowing out of a vent. The strength and stiffness of Sorona® allows for thin vent louvers, and its high-quality finish eliminates the need for paint.
The low shrinkage and warpage of Sorona® EP provide the precise dimensional tolerance requirements for electronic housings, connectors and other electronic parts.
Headlight bezels and seat trim are among the many automotive trim components that benefit from the excellent surface and the chemical and scratch resistance of Sorona® EP.
By eliminating the need for paint, costs can be lowered and volatile organic compound emissions can be eliminated.
For automotive product engineers that are looking for improved efficiencies and assembly techniques, DuPont™ Delrin® acetal homopolymer provides the required combination of high elongation and stiffness to enable the use of snap fit features on Window Regulator Applications
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Sorona® EP thermoplastic polymer
Sorona® contains 20-37% renewable non-food biomass and offers the strength, stiffness and molding characteristics of high-performance PBT.
Automotive Sustainable Fibers
The automotive industry has an increasing need for high-performance, environmentally sustainable fibers. The Toyota SAI® meets the increasing demands for a sustainable luxury automobile by using DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced polymer for the ceiling surface skin, sun visor and pillar garnish.