Geneva, Switzerland — 11 June 2018 – DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers, a DowDuPont Specialty Products Division business, has received a “Supplier of the Year 2017” award from ContiTech Vibration Control GmbH for its Hytrel® Constant Velocity Joint (CVJ) boot solutions. DuPont was selected as one of five suppliers from a field of 185 competitors, and is the only raw material supplier to be honoured. ContiTech recognized the superior quality of the DuPont materials as well as the company’s dependability and commitment to technical and commercial excellence, supported by a strong collaborative approach.
“This recognition is a testament to our best-in-class engineering support and commercial team who continue to innovate in order to bring new solutions and technologies to market,” said Rudy van Engen, Sales Director, Central Europe. “The strong collaboration with ContiTech Vibration Control is already leading to new projects, starting with Zytel® PA66 resin for injection molding and extrusion, that will contribute to expanding our business with Continental."
DuPont provides us with goods and services of a consistent standard and performance across the world,” said Hicran Hayik-Koller, lead buyer for raw materials and chemicals at ContiTech Vibration Control. “This award is a reflection of our close collaboration with the DuPont team that supports our innovation in developing high quality products to meet today’s demanding lightweight design standards.”
Hytrel thermoplastic elastomers are engineered for a versatile performance, delivering the flexibility of rubber, the strength of plastic, and the processability of thermoplastic. CVJs allow the drive shaft to transmit power through a variable angle, at a constant rotational speed, without a considerable increase in friction. The inherent wear resistance and flexibility of Hytrel significantly improve the durability of CVJ boots*, protecting the vehicle’s rotating shaft from road debris and axle grease.
The technology company Continental, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers and a global customer for DuPont, has allocated the award every year since 2008, based on a comprehensive review of strategic suppliers using a rigorous assessment system. The strategic criteria evaluated include quality, technology, logistics, total cost and general terms.
*The CVJ boot is an automotive component that is subject to an average of 150,000 miles of pounding, and a wide range of temperatures.
About DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers
DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers (T&AP), a DowDuPont Specialty Products Division business, delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to the transportation, electronics, industrial and consumer markets. T&AP partners with its customers to drive innovation by utilizing its expertise and knowledge in polymer and materials science. T&AP works with customers throughout the value chain to enable material systems solutions for demanding applications and environments.
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DowDuPont Specialty Products, a division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, building and construction, health and wellness, food and worker safety. DowDuPont intends to separate the Specialty Products Division into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found www.dow-dupont.com.