Turbo Air Ducts, Hoses, Cuffs & Resonators

 
 
 

Enhance engine performance, emissions reduction, and lightweighting with our rigid, flexible, and elastomeric polymers

Thermoplastics and thermosets offer unlimited potential for replacing metal in under-the-hood applications and clamped connections. Welded components can reduce weight by up to 50% and cost by up to 30%. Our materials are specified for rigid and flexible air management applications such as turbo ducts, hoses, tubing, sealing, resonators, manifolds, turbocharger parts, air filters and mixers. 

 
 
 
 
 
 

High-performance polymer-based solutions for turbo charged engines

DuPont’s air induction portfolio enables one consolidated part to replace several metal/rubber/plastic components clamped together versus an all-welded solution in pure internal combustion engines and in new hybrid electrical vehicles.

 All thermoplastic grades are process-friendly for use with existing blow molding, injection molding and/or extrusion equipment, and are regrind-friendly during the production process with negligible impact on final properties and productivity. 

Subhead: Advanced engineering and testing support

DuPont partners with customers along the value chain in all regions to provide:

  • Material selection to support OEM specification
  • Advanced Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computer Aided Design (CAD) expertise, and modeling for design guidance
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to predict thermal profiles in turbo ducts and bellows.
  • Welding equipment, cataloged design/expertise, and weld strength testing
  • Processing support such as full pilot 3D suction blow molding production capabilities that replicate global customers’ processing conditions to speed prototyping and produce finished parts for validation testing and qualification
  • Starting formulations for AEM elastomer compounds that are compatible with different textile reinforcement/fibers used for hoses 
  • New product development (better chemical resistance, higher temperature, higher durability and fatigue, better NVH) and process-based evaluations
  • Lab testing and analysis to provide OEM, Tier I and Tier II data to help evaluate performance, failure modes, product confirmation versus pirate material, formulation assistance, and testing our customers cannot accomplish   

Contact us to learn more about our latest developments and world-class application development and technical support.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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