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DuPont supports ideal production with high-performance polymers that can streamline cycle times, reduce costs, and help promote workplace safety.
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.
Automotive seals, gaskets and o-rings made with Viton®have demonstrated resistance to harsh fuels and lubricants at high temperatures andmaintain sealing at low temperatures to help OEM’s increase durability and meet lower emissions requirements.
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.
A quick guide to elastomer properties and application development assistance.
DuPont offers a range of tested heat resistant elastomers for applications from automotive engines to oil and gas production equipment.
DuPont™ Hytrel® has provided durable performance in over a billion automotive CV joint boot applications over the last 25 years.
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.
Vamac® is the elastomer of choice for automatic transmission seals because of its good performance in the most aggressive automatic transmission fluids (ATF).
DuPont offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of non-halogenated, flame retardant polymer grades and families to fit the needs of your application.
Proper grade selection often depends on a combination of factors. View the performance information for grade selection.
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 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.
Bonded piston seals made of Vamac® deliver high-temperature durability and resistance to automotive service lubricants.
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 Performance Polymers brings global knowledge to local application development at innovation center facilities located in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
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.
Renewably sourced DuPont biopolymers are used in sustainable plastics that can replace oil-based materials and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.
Technology that boosts efficiency, while reducing the size of gas and diesel engines, is the main route to lower emissions and improved fuel economy.
DuPont offers a range of materials designed to resist high temperatures and aggressive fuels in automotive fuel hoses.
Evaluation and comparison of outgassing for three different classes of elastomeric seal materials used in semiconductor process environments using DuPont test methodology.
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.