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Survey 'Collaborate to Resolve'

Survey 'Collaborate to Resolve'

DETROIT, MI, Mar 30, 2011 – More than 350 SAE members responded to the open-ended question: “What is the top challenge facing the automotive design and engineering community,” a survey commissioned by DuPont and performed by Signet Research Inc., Cliffside Park, N.J.

High-Heat Materials

High-Heat Materials

TROY, MI, Apr 20, 2011 – Insights into the top challenges facing automotive design engineers, and new high-heat materials that can help the industry pioneer new metal replacing applications are the focus of two DuPont Automotive talks at the SPE Automotive Engineering Plastics Conference.

Toyota Adopts Sorona® EP Polymer

Toyota Adopts Sorona® EP Polymer

TOKYO, JAPAN, Jul 7, 2011 – 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.

Ultra Light Transmission Gears

Ultra Light Transmission Gears

DETROIT, MI, Mar 21, 2011 – An Ultra Light Urban Vehicle project at Bradley University shows how acetal gears — specifically gears made of DuPont™ Delrin® POM — offer strength, toughness and low-friction attributes needed to take the load generated stress in drivetrain transmission systems while significantly damping noise and reducing weight inherent in metal gears.

Showcasing 2K Molding Technology

Showcasing 2K Molding Technology

WILMINGTON, DE, Oct 5, 2011 – DuPont Performance Polymers (DPP) will be participating with DuPont Protection Technology, showcasing 2K molding technology using DuPont™ Viton® fluoroelastomers, and DuPont™ Vamac® ethylene acrylic elastomers. DPP also will feature a video demonstrating 2K molding technology.

Integrated Electronic Connector

Integrated Electronic Connector

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, Oct 18, 2011 – A new electronic connector gasket from Dana Corp. is one of the first applications to benefit from patented 2K molding technology for the production of assemblies combining DuPont™ Vamac® ethylene acrylic elastomer (AEM) with DuPont™ Zytel® nylon resin.

DuPont Protection Technologies Reaffirms Commitment to Defend Aggressively Against Trademark Infringement and Counterfeiting

DuPont Protection Technologies Reaffirms Commitment to Defend Aggressively Against Trademark Infringement and Counterfeiting

DuPont Protection Technologies (DuPont), today reaffirmed its global efforts to defend against unauthorized and illegal use of its trademarks, especially when counterfeiters jeopardize the safety of end-users.

DuPont works with Chery Automotive

DuPont works with Chery Automotive

WUHU, China, Nov. 27, 2012 – The Chery taxi featured in a DuPont mini-documentary illustrating the benefits of lightweighting, uses several DuPont advanced materials, including DuPont™ Zytel® nylon resin and DuPont™ Vamac® ethylene acrylic elastomer in components ranging from air-intake manifold and cylinder head cover to air ducts.

Scania eliminates 6 kg from truck sump with Zytel®

Scania eliminates 6 kg from truck sump with Zytel®

Geneva, Switzerland, Jun 28, 2012 – The lightweight yet equally robust oil sump – the lower shell of the oil pan module - is amongst the host of innovative technical solutions incorporated by Scania in its new Euro 6 engines.

Vamac® Ultra HT Raises Bar

Vamac® Ultra HT Raises Bar

Nuremberg, Germany, Jul 2, 2012 – DuPont Performance Polymers introduced DuPont™ Vamac® Ultra HT ethylene acrylic elastomer (AEM) with continuous heat resistance up to 180°C, with peaks to 200°C and improved mechanical properties at the DKT 2012 German Rubber Conference in Nuremberg this week.

Jounce bumper featured at FAKUMA, 2012

Jounce bumper featured at FAKUMA, 2012

DuPont Performance Polymers is featuring an innovative automotive jounce bumper component to show how design, materials and processing can converge to deliver added performance and lower cost.

DuPont Troy Innovation Center

DuPont Troy Innovation Center

TROY, Mich., Oct. 18, 2012 – DuPont opened its eighth Innovation Center inside its Automotive Development Center here today to provide an environment for collaboration with customers, government, academia and business partners.

Spring element made of Delrin® 100PE

Spring element made of Delrin® 100PE

GENEVA, May 10, 2012 – Buffer-stops made of the low-emission grade DuPont™ Delrin® 100PE acetal resin cushion the impact when mechanically-adjustable steering columns, from ThyssenKrupp Presta of Eschen, Liechtenstein, reach full horizontal adjustment.

Most Innovative Use of Plastics

Most Innovative Use of Plastics

LIVONIA, MI, Nov 10, 2011 – Ford, Fiat and Toyota walked away with innovation awards at last night’s Society of Plastics Engineers “Most Innovative Use of Plastics Awards” event for components that use two renewably sourced DuPont materials — DuPont™ Zytel® RS nylon resin and DuPont™ Sorona® EP polymer — and one component using DuPont™ Hytrel® TPC-ET thermoplastic elastomer.

Plastic Helps Improve Fuel Economy

Plastic Helps Improve Fuel Economy

TROY, MI, Jan 24, 2012 – Tata Toyo’s adoption of DuPont™ Zytel® PLUS nylon resin for three hot- and cold-side charge air coolers used on four vehicles of a major Indian auto OEM across passenger car, UV (Utility Vehicle) and LCV (Light Commercial Vehicle) segment illustrates the material’s performance and the benefits of collaborating with a global materials-science company like DuPont.

Delrin® POM in Automotive Interiors

Delrin® POM in Automotive Interiors

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY, Oct 20, 2011 – New low-emission DuPont™ Delrin® 300TE acetal resin (POM) is the first impact-modified POM from DuPont Performance Polymers (DuPont) to meet the automotive industry's demanding requirements for the use of plastics in vehicle interiors. This extends the scope of application for Delrin® acetal resins in vehicles to include plastic components in interiors.

Zytel® in Racing Safety Device

Zytel® in Racing Safety Device

WILMINGTON, DE, Nov 15, 2011 – The new HANS Sport II head and neck support device for racing drivers uses renewably sourced DuPont™ Zytel® RS polyamide resin to deliver needed impact resistance while significantly reducing weight.

Long-Chain Polyamide

Long-Chain Polyamide

DÜSSELDORF, Germany, Oct. 18, 2013 – DuPont Performance Polymers offers the hose and tube market two new additions to its range of engineering polymers. Both DuPont™ Zytel® LC 7000 and Zytel® RS LC 4000 maintain outstanding impact strength at lower temperatures and offer better aging performance than PA 11 and PA 12.

LCPA hose and tube

LCPA hose and tube

Düsseldorf, Germany, Oct. 18, 2013 – DuPont Performance Polymers offers the hose and tube market two new additions to its range of engineering polymers. Both DuPont™ Zytel® LC 7000 and Zytel® RS LC 4000 maintain outstanding impact strength at lower temperatures and offer better aging performance than PA 11 and PA 12.

Vamac® and Viton® grades help automakers meet CO2 and fuel economy regulations

Vamac® and Viton® grades help automakers meet CO2 and fuel economy regulations

DÜSSELDORF, Germany, October 16, 2013 — DuPont Performance Polymers has responded rapidly to calls from the automotive industry for hose and sealing elastomers that can withstand increasingly hot and chemically aggressive engine environments

Crastin® PBT Family Achieves High CTI

Crastin® PBT Family Achieves High CTI

DÜSSELDORF, Germany, Oct. 16, 2013 – The newest addition to the hydrolysis resistant family of DuPont™ Crastin® PBT resins achieves a comparative tracking index (CTI) rating of 600V for improved component safety, and adds melt stability for better processing, which often leads to lower costs.

Zytel® Nylon Flame Retardant Resin

Zytel® Nylon Flame Retardant Resin

DÜSSELDORF, Oct. 16, 2013 – ABB, a leader in power and automation technologies, selected DuPont™ Zytel® FR nylon for direct current (DC) switch disconnecter housings because the material can stand up to extremely high instantaneous temperatures should electrical arcing occur.

Crastin® PBT Family Achieves High CTI

Crastin® PBT Family Achieves High CTI

Düsseldorf, Germany, Oct. 16, 2013 – The newest addition to the hydrolysis resistant family of DuPont™ Crastin® PBT resins achieves a comparative tracking index (CTI) rating of 600V for improved component safety, and adds melt stability for better processing, which often leads to lower costs.

2K licensing agreement

2K licensing agreement

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, Mar 3, 2011 – E.I. DuPont de Nemours and Company, Inc., and Evonik Degussa GmbH of Marl, Germany, have signed a license agreement which solely grants DuPont worldwide access to the multi-shot or 2K molding technology patented by Evonik for nylon 6,6 and nylon 6.

DuPont –Chenguang sign joint agreement

DuPont –Chenguang sign joint agreement

WILMINGTON, Del. and BEIJING, Sept. 20, 2012– DuPont Performance Polymers and Chenguang Chemical Research Institute, a subsidiary owned by China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), announced at the ChemChina Beijing office that they have signed definitive agreements to form a 50/50 joint venture

DuPont | India Knowledge Center

DuPont | India Knowledge Center

HYDERABAD, India, Aug. 21, 2013 --DuPont Knowledge Center in Hyderabad, India, DuPont today opened an Application Development Center focused on integrating advanced material science with other scientific disciplines for the automotive industry, enabling solutions for light-weighting, engine performance, comfort and safety.

Survey Reveals Top Technologies

Survey Reveals Top Technologies

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich, Aug. 7, 2012 – Automakers are increasing efforts to reduce vehicle weight, optimize the internal combustion engine and electrify the vehicle to meet proposed Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards (CAFE), according to results of the second 2012 WardsAuto survey sponsored by DuPont. Results were released during the Center for Automotive Research’s Management Briefing Seminar this week.

Teams Help PA12 Polymer Shortage

Teams Help PA12 Polymer Shortage

WILMINGTON, DE, Apr 26, 2012 – In response to the PA12 shortage resulting from the unfortunate fire at Evonik’s manufacturing site, DuPont is working with industry associations and with customers to identify alternative materials that can be used to help manufacture components in fuel and brake systems.

DuPont Opteon® YF Refrigerant

DuPont Opteon® YF Refrigerant

WILMINGTON, Del., April 24, 2013 – DuPont announced today that it continues to make strong progress in commercializing Opteon® YF (HFO-1234yf) refrigerant and that a group of leading automakers confirms that the product is “safe and effective.”

Wards Survey

Wards Survey

TROY, Mich., Aug. 7, 2013 – With automotive regulations governing fuel economy and CO2 emissions being discussed in Europe and the United States, nearly half of automotive engineers predict those regulations will strengthen, according to a WardsAuto and DuPont survey conducted in late July.

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