Durable, Longer-Life Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems
DuPont’s industry-standard materials and deep expertise help automakers improve safety while meeting the challenges of design flexibility and miniaturization for automotive electrical and electronic systems.
DuPont offers a broad range of materials for automotive electrical systems and electronic control systems and displays that can withstand extreme temperatures, high impact, vibration and attack by corrosive fluids while performing over a long lifetime. Our automotive electronics materials help lower costs and extend component durability and life.
Improved Performance: With a proven track record of withstanding temperature extremes and impact, DuPont ceramic-based circuitry is the global industry standard for use in underhood applications. DuPont fluoropolymers are frequently used in headlight and engine component wiring, and as a binder for battery electrodes.
Alternative Drive: Automotive electrical insulation systems for hybrid and electrical cars include DuPont™ Nomex® paper as well as DuPont™ Kapton® polyimide films, and wire enamels.
Safety: DuPont makes advanced new safety systems possible, such as automatic blind spot detection, adaptive cruise control and parking assistance.
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.
- Pyralux® Flexible Circuit Materials
Kapton® Polyimide Films
DuPont™ Kapton® polyimide films make innovative design solutions possible for a broad swath of automotive and other industrial applications, including photovoltaic and wind energy, aerospace, and consumer electronics.
- Crastin® PBT Thermoplastic Polyester Resin
Voltatex® Electrical Insulation Coatings
DuPont™ Voltatex® electrical insulation coatings provide the insulation market with total system solutions, and products that work together to increase your design options, while reducing costs and environmental impact.
Teflon® Fluoropolymer Resins
A staple in kitchens since the 1960’s, DuPont™ Teflon® nonstick coating systems make life easier. Did you know the Teflon® brand goes far beyond cookware? It is also found across a broad range of consumer and industrial applications and processing techniques.
Rynite® PET Polyester Resin
DuPont™ Rynite® PET polyester resins combine stiffness, temperature performance, dimensional stability, and a high gloss finish in glass reinforced resins, to produce high-performance parts that can be molded conventionally.
Zytel® nylon resin is the most versatile of plastics - easy to process, easy to modify, and environmentally responsible in production and in reuse. It's tough, light and surprisingly resilient in hot, chemically aggressive and humid environments. DuPont™ Zytel® HTN high-performance polyamide bridges the performance gap between conventional engineering resins and high-end specialty polymers.
Crastin® PBT Thermoplastic Polyester Resin
DuPont™ Crastin® PBT thermoplastic polyester resins deliver superior electrical insulation performance, plus heat resistance and physical toughness – an ideal combination for numerous applications.
Tefzel® ETFE Fluoropolymer Resin
DuPont™ Tefzel® ETFE fluoropolymer resin is a modified ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene fluoropolymer available as pellets, or as powder for rotational molding. Tefzel® ETFE resin combines mechanical toughness with an outstanding chemical inertness that approaches that of DuPont™ Teflon® fluoropolymer resins.
- DuPontTM Rynite®
INFORMATION & IDEAS
- EIS Selector Tool
- High Performance Materials
- Vehicle Design Options Multiplied
- Car Manufacturing Costs
- Alternative Drive Vehicles
Innovative Ideas for Metal Replacement
DuPont collaborates with customers worldwide to develop innovative metal replacement applications to make cars, planes and other equipment more fuel- and cost-efficient.
- Insulation for Battery Cables
Materials for Vehicle Lighting Systems
Materials play a critical role in complex vehicle lighting systems, where safety, driving comfort, design and styling converge to illuminate vehicle branding.