DuPont Showcases High Performance Solutions for the Aerospace Industry at International Paris Air Show 2019

press-release | June 14, 2019
 
 
 
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DuPont Showcases High Performance Solutions for the Aerospace Industry at International Paris Air Show 2019

Visit DuPont at Stand E50 in Hall 2B, 17-23 June 2019, Le Bourget, France

Le Bourget, June 14, 2019 – DuPont Transportation & Industrial is showcasing solutions for the aerospace industry at the 2019 edition of the International Paris Air Show taking place from 17 to 23 June 2019 at Le Bourget, close to Paris.

DuPont leverages a history of over 200 years’ experience of material science, and more than 50 years of innovation in aerospace applications, to help improve the performance of jet engines and nacelles through longer life, lighter weight and higher temperature composites and plastics.  DuPont aerospace solutions are deployed on the majority of commercial and military aircraft flying today and are specified by most OEMs.

“At DuPont we are proud to bring our design expertise to support and collaborate with our customers and strategic technology partners as we innovate together to develop the best possible customized solutions that meet the aerospace industry’s challenges today and tomorrow”, said Denise Beachy, Global Business Vice-President, Performance Solutions, Transportation & Industrial (T&I), DuPont.  “Our expertise is supported by world class controls, processes and the use of automation, and we offer our customers unparalleled technical support and an efficient supply chain.”

At the International Paris Air Show, DuPont will highlight the high performance Vespel® and Kalrez® parts and shapes that solve the industry’s toughest wear, friction and sealing problems.

DuPont T&I delivers design support based on a deep understanding of market needs that is founded on years of experience in collaborating with customers. DuPont also offers rig testing to assist in validating the performance of parts, and the company’s strong performance in product quality marks us as a reliable supplier.

In April 2019, DuPont opened a new aerospace technology centre in Valley View, Ohio, USA, that provides a robust manufacturing operation to service major commercial and military aircraft engine manufacturers. The centre also includes work spaces for enhanced collaboration with current and future customers and suppliers.

Vespel® parts and shapes, manufactured by DuPont to specific design specifications, offer a unique combination of physical properties and design flexibility to overcome severe sealing, wear, or friction challenges, endure high temperature, and stand up to some of the world’s harshest operating environments.

Vespel® helps keep production running more smoothly, improves throughputs, and extends service intervals, while also making lighter-weight parts not only practical, but better than standard metal, ceramics and even other engineering plastics.

At the International Paris Air Show 2019, DuPont will spotlight:

  • Vespel® SP and SCP bushes for improved temperature performance for LP and HP compressors
  • Vespel® ASB-0664 track liners to help aircraft thrust reversers operate longer and safer
  • Vespel® CP-0664 wear strips that enhance fan blade performance and durability and add life to V grooves
  • Vespel® SCP-5050 to save weight and extend shroud life

Performance Features/Benefits

  • Good wear resistance
  • Low friction
  • Reduced weight versus metallic alternatives
  • Good shear strength/impact resistance and durability
  • Excellent corrosion resistance
  • Flexible design
  • Protects expensive components from wear and helps extend life

Kalrez® is engineered for mission-critical applications and offers more stability, more resistance and more effective sealing that meets the requirements of Aerospace Material Specification (AMS) 7257E. Kalrez® polymer chains are engineered to be one of the most inert polymer structures available, standing up to more than 1,800 different chemicals.

Performance Features/Benefits

  • Outstanding thermal stability
  • Excellent compression set resistance
  • Excellent resistance to high thermo-oxidative stability (HTS) gas turbine engine lubricating oils
  • Consistent cure rate and precise traceability for one of the longest and most highly predictable lifespans in the industry
  • Good seal force retention properties
  • Good response to temperature cycling effects
  • Good mechanical strength properties 

About DuPont Transportation & Industrial

DuPont Transportation & Industrial (T&I) delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to the transportation, electronics, healthcare, industrial and consumer markets. T&I partners with 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 plastics.dupont.com.

About DuPont

DuPont (NYSE: DD) 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, construction, water, health and wellness, food, and worker safety. More information can be found at www.dupont.com.

 
 
 
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