DuPont materials science helps improve the the performance of nacelles through longer life, lighter weight, and higher temperature composites and plastics.
DuPont™ Vespel® products offer a unique combination of physical properties and design flexibility to overcome extreme friction challenges, endure high temperature, and stand up to the harsh environment of aircraft engines. Vespel® also allows for lighter weight parts than metal.
In demanding nacelle applications, Vespel® provides good shear strength, impact resistance, and durability for:
• Thrust reverser channels
• Slide blocks
• Actuation system bearings
• Slider shoes
• Wear pads and wear strips