DuPont Showcases AHEAD™ at PIAE 2019

Press Release | April 03, 2019
Press Release
DuPont Showcases AHEAD™ at PIAE 2019

Lightweight solutions for body structure and battery pack assemblies featured

Neu-Isenburg, Germany, April 3, 2019 – AHEAD (Accelerating Hybrid-Electric Autonomous Driving), an initiative launched in late 2018, combines portfolios across the new DuPont to deliver solutions for the growing global hybrid and electric vehicle market. Polymer- and elastomer-based technologies that enable lightweight components and novel joining/assembly methods will be featured during the Plastics in Automotive Engineering (PIAE) show taking place on 3-4 April 2019 in Mannheim, Germany.

“Industrial and structural adhesives that deliver ease of assembly, long-term durability and strong, lightweight, electrically-friendly solutions for HEV/EV applications, are going to be instrumental as the landscape of mobility continues to evolve,” said Eugenio Toccalino, global marketing director, DuPont Transportation & Industrial. “The AHEAD initiative leverages our heritage portfolio along with new innovations to help make today’s and tomorrow’s hybrid/electric vehicles lighter, stronger, quieter and safer.”

AHEAD solutions significantly reduce weight, carbon emissions and waste while improving crash performance, radio-frequency transmission and vibration damping.

Beyond lightweight solutions for body structure and battery pack assemblies, ask us about our full portfolio that includes:

  • Adhesives
  • High-performance elastomers
  • Engineered thermoplastics
  • Fluids/specialty lubricants
  • Electronic materials
  • High-performance fibers and films

About DuPont Transportation & Industrial

DuPont Transportation & Industrial (T&I), a DowDuPont Specialty Products Division business, delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to the transportation, electronics, healthcare, industrial and consumer markets. T&I partners with its customers to drive innovation by utilizing its expertise and knowledge in polymer and materials science. T&I works with customers throughout the value chain to enable material systems solutions for demanding applications and environments. For additional information about DuPont Transportation & Industrial, visit

About DowDuPont Specialty Products Division

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, which will be called DuPont, into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found at


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