Lighter weight solutions with wear resistance and strength in harsh environments

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
• V-grooves


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