Kevlar® for automotive component reinforcements

 

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Increasing performance in automotive components

DuPont™ Kevlar® fibers bring together temperature resistance, strength, reinforcement and other properties that can help improve filters, belts, gaskets and other automotive components.

Kevlar® brand fibers help improve the safety, performance and durability of automotive components for a wide variety of vehicles, from passenger cars and light trucks to professional race cars. It is not uncommon for a new vehicle to have several crucial parts that employ products made of Kevlar® aramid fibers.

Kevlar® MicroCore™ for battery separators

DuPont™ Kevlar® MicroCore™ helps make the difference between a good EV battery and a game-changing one.
 
 
 

The race to electrification is heating up and the demand for safer, better-performing electric vehicle (EV) batteries has never been greater. Now it’s possible to make one small but significant change to the battery separator by specifying the use of DuPont Kevlar® MicroCore to help make the difference between a good EV battery and a game-changing one.

 
 
 

Automotive hoses & belts reinforcements

Kevlar® fiber improves safety, performance & durability of automotive hoses & belts
 
 
 

Kevlar® brand fiber helps improve the safety, performance and durability of automotive components such as automotive hoses and automotive belts for a wide variety of vehicles, from passenger cars and trucks to professional race cars.

 
 
 

Brake pads, clutches & gaskets

Kevlar® fiber improves safety, performance & durability of brake pads, clutches & gaskets
 
 
 

Kevlar® fiber and pulp helps improve the performance and durability of automotive components for a wide variety of vehicles, from passenger cars and light trucks to professional race cars.

 
 
 

Composites

 
 
 

Kevlar® is replacing fiberglass-reinforced plastic in NASCAR race car bodies and air dams because it helps to prevent the car body from shattering or leaving hazardous debris on the track after a crash. Kevlar® fiber is used in the HANS Device — the life-saving restraining linkage that supports the driver’s head and neck — that helps absorb impact forces that are strong enough to damage neck vertebrae.

Tires

 
 
 

Tires operate in challenging environments. They must provide traction, wear and handling while simultaneously providing reduced rolling resistance for improved fuel economy.

When applied in overlays or cap plies, Kevlar® brand fibers help give the tire and tire belt package excellent dimensional stability, even at high temperatures/high speeds, essential in high performance tires.

Kevlar® brand fibers also help offer superb puncture, abrasion and tear resistance. Other benefits include a quieter ride and a reduction in rotational weight, which can help decrease engine strain, and typically results in improved fuel efficiency.

Vehicle armor

 
 
 

Kevlar® provides an effective, lightweight armor solution for vehicles that helps protect against ballistic attack, allowing cars and light trucks to retain most of their original handling characteristics, while stopping multiple rounds.