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Relative Culture Strength

Relative Culture Strength

Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) article on world-class sustainable safety performance and Relative Culture Strength.

Because Tyvek® Makes the Difference

Because Tyvek® Makes the Difference

Touch any garment from the comprehensive DuPont ™ Tyvek® product range and you immediately notice the difference. Antistatically-treated Tyvek® is a unique and versatile material that is tough and exceptionally low-linting, yet extremely light and soft. It is permeable to air and water vapour, yet repels water-based liquids and aerosols, as well as fine particles and fibres.

Professor Tytonius & Tyvek® Protection

Professor Tytonius & Tyvek® Protection

DuPont introduces Professor Victor Tytonius, the cyber scientist who specialises in worker protection and chemical protective clothing and materials.

Because Tyvek® Makes the Difference

Because Tyvek® Makes the Difference

Touch any garment from the comprehensive DuPont ™ Tyvek® product range and you immediately notice the difference. Antistatically-treated Tyvek® is a unique and versatile material that is tough and exceptionally low-linting, yet extremely light and soft. It is permeable to air and water vapour, yet repels water-based liquids and aerosols, as well as fine particles and fibres.

DSS Launches Online Safety Perception Survey

DSS Launches Online Safety Perception Survey

New Solution Uses Predictive Analytics to Help Improve Safety Performance

DSS Launches PSM Data Management Solution

DSS Launches PSM Data Management Solution

A Partnership Between DuPont and Software Company Operational Sustainability, LLCTM Delivers Combined Software and Consulting Services

DSS Launches New Operational Risk Management Training Methods

DSS Launches New Operational Risk Management Training Methods

Learn how these solutions help companies address technical skill shortages – an unintended consequence of demographic change – by building capabilities related to proper handling of hazardous materials.

Demystifying PSM for an Enabled Workforce

Demystifying PSM for an Enabled Workforce

This article explores the means through which competency in PSM can be cultivated among new talent, and retained among existing employees.

DuPont PSM Learning and Development Overview

DuPont PSM Learning and Development Overview

Learn how DuPont can help your company protect value and manage risk through our PSM Learning and Development offerings.

PSM Data Management Solution Overview

PSM Data Management Solution Overview

Learn how your company can protect value through the DuPont Integrated Process Safety Data Management Solution.

Safety In Diverse Corporate Cultures

Safety In Diverse Corporate Cultures

Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) article on the implementation of Process Safety Management (PSM) in workplaces with diverse corporate cultures.

Lasting Process Safety Improvements

Lasting Process Safety Improvements

Learn how DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) can help improve process safety management systems through customized solutions to unique business challenges.

Operational Discipline Eight Step Approach

Operational Discipline Eight Step Approach

Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) article on the simple and effective eight step approach that can help companies with Operational Discipline implementation.

Getting Ahead of the Curve

Getting Ahead of the Curve

Read the Pew Center case study to learn more about DuPont corporate strategies and what the company is doing to help address climate change challenges.

Process Safety Management Audits

Process Safety Management Audits

Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) article to learn how to increase the effectiveness of Process Safety Management (PSM) implementation in the workplace.

Automotive Plastic Part Design

Automotive Plastic Part Design

Tata Toyo’s adoption of DuPont™ Zytel® PLUS nylon for several charge air coolers for vehicles manufactured by a major Indian automotive OEM illustrates the material’s performance and the benefits of collaborating on automotive plastic part design with a global materials-science company like DuPont.

Opteon® Refrigerant Has Low GWP

Opteon® Refrigerant Has Low GWP

DuPont™ Opteon® YF (HFO-1234yf) is a new refrigerant with a GWP of 4, which exceeds the EU MAC Directive by 97 percent. Developed in partnership with Honeywell, Opteon® YF refrigerant is an energy-efficient, safe and easy-to-implement solution, delivering environmental, industry and consumer benefits.

Renewably-sourced plastic Captures Award

Renewably-sourced plastic Captures Award

The plant-derived DuPont™ Zytel® RS 610 nylon resin that debuts on a new automotive radiator end tank from DENSO Corp. illustrates the benefits of close collaboration throughout the value chain and marks the first use of DuPont renewably-sourced plastic in mechanical components exposed to the hot, chemically aggressive underhood environment.

Plastics in Vehicle Interiors

Plastics in Vehicle Interiors

Low-emission DuPont™ Delrin® 300TE acetal resin (POM) is the first impact-modified POM from DuPont to meet the automotive industry's demanding requirements for the use of plastics in vehicle interiors.

DuPont™ Hytrel® RS for Airbag Systems

DuPont™ Hytrel® RS for Airbag Systems

Joint development work between Takata-Petri of Aschaffenburg, Germany, and DuPont has resulted in the launch of a new grade of DuPont™ Hytrel® RS, the industry’s first renewably-sourced thermoplastic elastomer for use in airbag systems.

Spring Element DuPont™ Delrin®

Renewably Sourced Automotive Materials

Renewably Sourced Automotive Materials

DuPont renewably sourced automotive interior materials help automakers support sustainability efforts without sacrificing performance. Materials include DuPont™ Sorona® fiber for carpeting and seat upholstery, DuPont™ Sorona® EP thermoplastic polymer for injection molding applications such as vent louvers, and DuPont™ Hytrel® RS thermoplastic elastomer for airbag systems.

Automotive Innovation Awards

Automotive Innovation Awards

Ford, Fiat and Toyota walked away with innovation awards at the 2011 Society of Plastics Engineers “Most Innovative Use of Plastics Awards” event for components that use two renewably sourced DuPont materials — DuPont™ Zytel® RS nylon and DuPont™ Sorona® EP polymer — and one component using DuPont™ Hytrel® TPC-ET.

Automotive Interior Parts

Automotive Interior Parts

Toyota's new hybrid vehicle, "Prius α" (Prius alpha), features automotive interior parts made of DuPont™ Sorona® EP polymer, a high-performance, renewably sourced thermoplastic resin, contributing to the advanced interior design while also reducing the environmental footprint.

Materials for Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

Materials for Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

DuPont Automotive has the broadest range of high-performance materials for hybrid and electric vehicles, which play an ever more important role in helping to reduce carbon emissions and dependence on petroleum. With its deep application expertise, DuPont helps automakers quickly develop more efficient, safer, lighter vehicles.

Insulation for Battery Cables

Insulation for Battery Cables

DuPont™ Vamac® ethylene acrylic elastomer (AEM) has been chosen by Huber + Suhner AG, Switzerland, a leading supplier of automotive cable systems, as insulation for battery cables supplied to Fiat, Ford, Jaguar, GM/Holden and Renault, and also as screened insulation cables for hybrid prototypes and the fully electric Tesla Roadster.

Air Suspension Systems

Air Suspension Systems

DuPont™ Zytel® HTN was the material of choice for Woco Industrietechnik GmbH during the development of a pneumatic switchover unit which is exposed to high internal pressures. It is used in air suspension systems from Continental Automotive Systems.

Catalytic Converter Bracket

Catalytic Converter Bracket

anvisgroup of Bad Soden-Salmünster, Germany, working in cooperation with Volkswagen, has developed the first catalytic converter bracket for cars to be made from an engineering thermoplastic.

Jounce Bumper Application Profile

Jounce Bumper made of DuPont™ Hytrel®

Vehicle Safety Solutions

Vehicle Safety Solutions

DuPont vehicle safety solutions help increase safety across the whole automotive value chain, from employee safety on the production floor to driver and passenger safety on the road.

Engine Efficiency for Lower CO2

Engine Efficiency for Lower CO2

DuPont is working with automakers to develop materials that help optimize engine efficiency. Focus areas include heat and friction management, exhaust gas recirculation, and re-imagining turbocharger technology or injection systems for mainstream vehicle production.

Vehicle Weight Reduction

Vehicle Weight Reduction

Vehicle weight reduction is a major challenge. While plastics are inherently lighter than metals, lightweighting requires more than direct material substitution. DuPont predictive engineering and design teams work with customers, using insight and high-performance DuPont materials to redesign for lower weight, often integrating functions to cut costs at the same time.

High Performance Materials

High Performance Materials

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.

Vehicle Design Options Multiplied

Vehicle Design Options Multiplied

DuPont automotive solutions give automotive engineers a wide range of vehicle design options, including technologies for noise reduction, longer-lasting, more vibrant textiles, more sustainable air conditioning solutions, and more stylish LED systems.

Car Manufacturing Costs

Car Manufacturing Costs

DuPont materials and solutions help automakers control car manufacturing costs while meeting tough regulatory compliance guidelines.

Alternative Drive Vehicles

Alternative Drive Vehicles

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.

Engine efficiency

Engine efficiency

Technology that boosts efficiency, while reducing the size of gas and diesel engines, is the main route to lower emissions and improved fuel economy.

Seals and Gaskets

Seals and Gaskets

The broad DuPont elastomer portfolio provides seals and gaskets for demanding applications.

Chemical Resistant Elastomers

Chemical Resistant Elastomers

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.

Powerplant Coolant Systems

Powerplant Coolant Systems

PPA materials offer great resistance to hydrolysis and moisture and they are relied upon for cost effective applications such as water inlets/outlets, thermostat housings, water pumps and impellers

PA long chain nylon alternatives

PA long chain nylon alternatives

DuPont has been working on PA12 alternatives and has established global development and supply teams to work with customers to quickly qualify alternative materials for use in many automotive and industrial components.

EIS Selector Tool

EIS Selector Tool

DuPont has the industry’s widest range of UL-approved electrical insulation system (EIS) materials for encapsulation, coil forms, and other electrical and electronics uses.

Polymer Properties Guide

Polymer Properties Guide

At-a-glance guide to DuPont polymer properties and application development opportunities.

Elastomer Chemical Resistance Guide

Automotive Seals

Automotive Seals

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.

Heat Resistant Elastomers

Heat Resistant Elastomers

DuPont offers a range of tested heat resistant elastomers for applications from automotive engines to oil and gas production equipment.

A Guide to Elastomer Properties

A Guide to Elastomer Properties

A quick guide to elastomer properties and application development assistance.

Powering Sustainable Mobility

Powering Sustainable Mobility

Zytel® Plus is helping automakers reduce weight and integrate parts in powertrain systems, making vehicles lighter, more fuel efficient and helps to reduce total system costs.

CV Joint Boot Performance

CV Joint Boot Performance

DuPont™ Hytrel® has provided durable performance in over a billion automotive CV joint boot applications over the last 25 years.

Low-Friction Mechanical Plastics

Low-Friction Mechanical Plastics

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.

Low Friction Plastic

Low Friction Plastic

Low friction plastic applications developed in collaboration with DuPont experts can help improve durability and performance, reduce maintenance, and can even contribute to reduced use of fossil fuels.

Automatic Transmission Seals

Automatic Transmission Seals

Vamac® is the elastomer of choice for automatic transmission seals because of its good performance in the most aggressive automatic transmission fluids (ATF).

Supporting Sustainable Mobility

Supporting Sustainable Mobility

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.

Heat Resistant Plastics

Heat Resistant Plastics

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.

Automotive Thermal Management

Automotive Thermal Management

The use of engineering thermoplastics in automotive components has grown significantly over the last 25 years with many new applications in powertrain, electrical components, chassis, trim components and other vehicle areas.

Bonded Piston Seals for Modern Engines

Bonded Piston Seals for Modern Engines

Bonded piston seals made of Vamac® deliver high-temperature durability and resistance to automotive service lubricants.

New Kevlar® Plant at Cooper River

New Kevlar® Plant at Cooper River

The new plant near Charleston, South Carolina, together with our other global assets, helps DuPont meet strong and growing global demand for Kevlar®.

DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Awards

DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Awards

The DuPont™ Kevlar® Innovation Awards recognized DuPont customers’ ingenuity through products and services that incorporated new ideas, methods, technologies, or applications for Kevlar®.

Kevlar® Engineered Elastomer for Tire Reinforcement

Kevlar® Engineered Elastomer for Tire Reinforcement

Kevlar® Engineered Elastomer for tire reinforcement is based on a new method to disperse para-aramid pulp into rubber. Read the study that explains the science behind this innovative pulp that has been adopted with success in the automobile industry.

Automotive Applications

Automotive Applications

DuPont helps its customers outpace the competition by bringing the Miracles of Science™ and materials-based solutions to help drive vehicle design and development.

Flexible Polymers Solutions

Flexible Polymers Solutions

Several high-performance material families —DuPont™ Zytel® long chain polyamide product family comprising 612 and renewably sourced 610 and 1010.

DuPont “Science of Friction”

DuPont “Science of Friction”

It has been calculated that six of every seven liters of fuel put into a vehicle are lost to inefficiencies. Connecting inefficiencies to friction, studies have found that somewhere around 10 percent of this lost energy is attributed to friction between moving parts.

Committed to Sustainable Mobility

Committed to Sustainable Mobility

DuPont is working with our auto industry collaborators to help them develop the next generation of sustainable mobility solutions. Together, we’re helping reduce dependence on fossil fuels and lower greenhouse gas emissions to help manage the environmental impact associated with the world’s increasing demand for automotive mobility.

Automotive Collaboration in Asia

Automotive Collaboration in Asia

At DuPont’s Asian automotive centers, automakers and OEMs collaborate with the DuPont network of 9,500 scientists and engineers to solve critical challenges, including reducing emissions, improving fuel economy, increasing vehicle safety, and increasing the speed to market of those solutions.

The Road to Automotive Innovation

The Road to Automotive Innovation

Today’s automotive design professionals must resolve competing needs: greater fuel economy, CO2 emissions reduction, lower costs, and improved performance, safety, and comfort. DuPont’s integrated global application development teams focus on eight automotive themes to guide the development of innovative, science-driven solutions.

Reducing Fossil Fuel Dependence

Reducing Fossil Fuel Dependence

Materials will play an increasingly important role helping the auto industry resolve fuel economy and emissions challenges, according to 95 percent of design engineers surveyed by DuPont Automotive and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

Innovation Centers Featuring Polymers

Innovation Centers Featuring Polymers

DuPont Performance Polymers brings global knowledge to local application development at innovation center facilities located in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Automotive Fuel Hoses

Automotive Fuel Hoses

DuPont offers a range of materials designed to resist high temperatures and aggressive fuels in automotive fuel hoses.

Design in Automotive Lighting

Design in Automotive Lighting

Automotive headlamps – a significant opportunity to add personality to vehicle styling – can now be manufactured more cost effectively through a new “Design-Materials-Processing” solution developed by DuPont Automotive.

Light Weight Automotive Materials

Light Weight Automotive Materials

DuPont Automotive North America Development Director Mike Day shares new ways plastics and composites can help the industry improve fuel economy without compromising power.

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