Improved Design

Design for Enhanced Performance and Aesthetics

DuPont offers a wide portfolio of innovative materials for many uses in the marine industry for improvements in everything from durability to weight reduction to aesthetics, from the engine room to the ship dining room.

Our products fulfill the steadily increasing standards demanded by today’s marine industry: More comfort, more economy, more safety and higher speeds.

  • Infinite shaping possibilities

DuPont™ Corian® offers the most versatile design and aesthetic properties, providing a creative opportunity with the benefit of anti-bacterial protection. Discover your benefits here

  • Performance lubricants

DuPont™ Krytox® oils and greases provide lifelong performance to key marine mechanical components subject to the extremes of the industry.

-    Wide temperature stability
-    Non-toxic, chemically inert and non-flammable
-    Compatible with plastics, elastomers, metals and ceramics
-    Non-migrating
-    High density with zero water solubility.

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  • Maximum robustness

Honeycomb made of DuPont™ Nomex® is ideal for the marine industry in providing lightweight, robust, durable, non-corrodible and fire-proof structures. - Minimum weight with no compromise on toughness

-    Inherent heat insulation and flame resistance
-    Electrical arc resistance and durable anti-static performance
-    Corrosion free and no galvanic action
-    Meets the highest fire, smoke and toxicity standards

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  • Optimum structural durability

DuPont™ Kevlar® provides exceptional durability, resistance to abrasion, corrosion and fire.

-    High impact and fatigue resistance
-    Weight reduction
-    Class-1 fire approval without need for special treatments

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  • Optimum weight reduction

DuPont™ Kevlar® is five times stronger than steel weight for weight.

-    Lightweight providing strength, stiffness and toughness
-    Versatile options for hulls, superstructures and furniture bulkheads
-    Ideal for economies of fuel and/or increased payloads

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  • Space optimization

DuPont™ Corian® makes low thickness surfaces that help to optimize space on board. It also adds high hygienic properties, free shaping possibilities, a large variety of colours, easy maintenance and exceptional durability.

-    Can be used in conjunction with DuPont™ Nomex® to form a lightweight sandwich
-    Can meet fire and toxicity standards
-    Reduces life-cycle costs

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  • Ultra lightweight structures

DuPont™ Nomex® enables composite honeycomb structures with the ideal balance of thermal barrier and lightweight performance.

-    Up to 50 % weight reduction versus aluminium honeycomb
-    Higher speed, improved fuel autonomy, increased payload or ability to carry more accessories
-    Higher level of safety, Class-1 fire reaction without need for special treatment for walls and doors
-    Enhanced comfort and improved performance
-    Sound-proof insulation

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