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As alternative drive vehicles evolve, the challenges only multiply. DuPont is working with automotive manufacturers to help them improve efficiency and range in today’s hybrid and electric vehicles, and further the development of the fuel-cell powered vehicles of tomorrow.
DuPont and Plastics News surveyed plastics industry professionals to understand trends, issues and challenges in the plastics community as they relate to product development and material needs.
Proper grade selection often depends on a combination of factors. View the performance information for grade selection.
Vamac® is the elastomer of choice for automatic transmission seals because of its good performance in the most aggressive automatic transmission fluids (ATF).
Evaluation and comparison of outgassing for three different classes of elastomeric seal materials used in semiconductor process environments using DuPont test methodology.
DuPont™ Hytrel® has provided durable performance in over a billion automotive CV joint boot applications over the last 25 years.
DuPont polymer technology and applications capability are helping to make faster, more reliable, more efficient connections possible in the mobile technology, office automation and energy industries worldwide.
DuPont supports efforts/initiatives to improve sustainability in the automotive industry with high performance and renewably-sourced polymers that can help increase fuel efficiency while reducing energy loss, emissions and costs.
DuPont supports ideal production with high-performance polymers that can streamline cycle times, reduce costs, and help promote workplace safety.
DuPont discoveries have continually reshaped the plastics industry, from Neoprene to Nylon, to a series of innovative plastics, including the high-performance, renewably-sourced choices available today.
DuPont Performance Polymers brings global knowledge to local application development at innovation center facilities located in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Bonded piston seals made of Vamac® deliver high-temperature durability and resistance to automotive service lubricants.
DuPont offers a range of materials designed to resist high temperatures and aggressive fuels in automotive fuel hoses.
Many of today’s vehicle system environments are like a pressure cooker of aggressive chemicals. Very few materials have the right combination of characteristics to withstand that kind of severe treatment. DuPont is at the forefront of the development of the latest generation of high performance materials.
DuPont offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of non-halogenated, flame retardant polymer grades and families to fit the needs of your application.
Find the latest trends in the plastics industry value chain and the changing role of the material supplier, based on results from a DuPont and Plastics News survey of plastics industry professionals.
Discover trends in plastic material needs based on results from a DuPont and Plastics News survey of plastics industry professionals to understand trends, issues and challenges in materials and technology.
DuPont offers a wide range of heat resistant plastics to replace metal, ceramics and other polymers in uses from automotive engines to oil and gas production.
Technology that boosts efficiency, while reducing the size of gas and diesel engines, is the main route to lower emissions and improved fuel economy.
A quick guide to elastomer properties and application development assistance.
DuPont has a portfolio of chemical resistant elastomers and thermoplastics to match a broad spectrum of challenges – from aggressive automotive fuels to custom industrial equipment.
DuPont offers a range of tested heat resistant elastomers for applications from automotive engines to oil and gas production equipment.
DuPont™ Vespel® parts and shapes and DuPont™ Delrin® acetal resin are high-strength, low-friction mechanical plastics that deliver performance for automotive, consumer, and industrial applications.
Renewably sourced DuPont biopolymers are used in sustainable plastics that can replace oil-based materials and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.
Examples of innovative plastic design solutions created by DuPont, in collaboration with customers worldwide.
Viton®, Vamac® and Neoprene elastomers are made into compounds and finished parts that contain anywhere from 30 to 80% polymer by weight. When elastomer compounding is required, there is a combination of science and art needed to design compounds that meet the end use requirements in a cost effective manner. DuPont can help customers with formulation suggestions for all three elastomers.