Stylish Design for Automotive Body and Exterior Products
DuPont Automotive helps design engineers make fuel-efficient cars that are stylish, affordable, and fun to drive. Our materials and expertise offer unique design opportunities while reducing production time, costs, and environmental impact.
Design engineers can enhance several areas of the automotive body and exterior to improve the vehicle’s comfort and design.
Comfort and Design: Using plastic in exterior trim such as the front grille offers designers weight reduction, time and cost savings, and fantastic styling flexibility. Headlamp bezels add personality and can be made with DuPont resins, which can be molded into a unique design, providing excellent surface appearance straight from the mold.
Total System Cost: DuPont resins offer heat resistance, thermal stability, and reduced defects from outgassing. Cost savings are also realized through longer production runs, higher yields, and improved uptime.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
Design in Automotive Lighting
Automotive headlamps – a significant opportunity to add personality to vehicle styling – can now be manufactured more cost effectively through a new “Design-Materials-Processing” solution developed by DuPont Automotive.
Durability and Lifecycle of DuPont™ Nomex®
Durable, inherently fire-resistant Nomex® fiber has an excellent wear life and helps contribute to bottom-line savings.
Thermal Regulations Overview
DuPont offers an overview of the typical regulation hazard codes and the leading thermal regulations impacting personal protective equipment (PPE).
NESC® C2 Overview
NESC® C2 sets best practices and rules to protect utility workers in the construction, maintenance, and operation of electric supply and communication lines and equipment.
What Keeps You Safe?
“What Keeps You Safe?” PPE videos from DuPont show how heroes in firefighting, military, law enforcement, and emergency response rely on DuPont invention and innovation.
NFPA 2113 Overview
NFPA 2113 specifies the minimum selection, care, use, and maintenance requirements for flame-resistant garments for use by industrial personnel in areas at risk from flash fires or short-duration flame exposure that are compliant with NFPA 2112.
NFPA 2112 Overview
NFPA 2112, the standard on flame-resistant garments for protection of industrial personnel against flash fire, provides minimum requirements for the design, construction, evaluation, and certification of flame-resistant garments for use by industrial personnel.
- Car Manufacturing Costs
- Vehicle Design Options Multiplied
Flame-Resistant Technologies – FRT vs. Inherent
What are the differences between “inherent” and “treated” flame resistant fabrics? Learn how each fabric reacts when exposed to heat, and when flame-resistant properties can be removed.
- Cut Test Methods
- View Gloves made with Kevlar® in DuPont™ SafeSPEC™ 2.0
- Innovation Spotlight: DuPont™ Zytel® XT and DuPont™ Vamac®
- Innovation Spotlight: DuPont™ Zytel® and DuPont™ Delrin®
- Yazaki Underhood Electrical Center Saves Space, Adds Capacity
- Hot Gas Welding and Zytel® Give Bocar Competitive Edge
- Ford Seat Design Relies on Delrin® Toughness and Load Stiffness
- Latching Refueling Valve with Low Friction Materials Saves Energy
- Headlight bezels made from Crastin®