Safe and Efficient Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technologies
The more automakers can optimize performance, safety, and affordability in hybrid and electric vehicles, the more they will see consumers embrace these vehicles. DuPont offers innovative solutions in these areas.
For hybrid and electric vehicle technologies, DuPont helps automakers and OEMs design safe electrical systems. DuPont offers high-performance battery separators and is advancing battery chemistries that will improve hybrid electric vehicle range, recharge rate, and battery life.
Improved Performance: Our improved chemistries and materials for critical battery components boost kilowatt-per-hour and power capabilities. Prevent premature failures with materials that are the benchmark for traction motors and generators.
Lightweighting: Automakers can reduce weight up to 40% by using plastics instead of aluminum and steel. Our high-performance polymers and elastomers integrate functions and reduce space. Materials for electrical insulation systems help reduce the size and weight of components, which in turn helps increase fuel efficiency.
Safety: Improved insulation systems that draw from the broadest array of material choices prevent electrical discharge. Designers can improve battery pack performance with impact-resistant, flame-retardant materials and USCAR-rated thermoplastic materials that meet 650-volt system requirements. Our high-performance separators for lithium ion batteries provide stability at high temperatures.
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.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
- Polymer Properties Guide
- Materials for Hybrid & Electric Vehicles
- Vehicle Weight Reduction
- Alternative Drive Vehicles
- CV Joint Boot Performance
- Supporting Sustainable Mobility
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
- Automotive Interior Parts
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.
Fuel Pump Sender Seal
Toyota Camry Hybrid with fuel pump sender seal of DuPont™ Viton® fluoroelastomers meets PZEV-Phase III fuel permeation limits
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
- Zytel® nylon resin
DuPont™ Vamac® ethylene acrylic elastomer products thrive in harsh environments, performing in turbocharger hoses, oil cooler hoses, seals and gaskets. Vamac® elastomers can be fashioned into cured compounds with superb low-temperature resistance, high-temperature durability, and resistance to auto fluids, such as transmission fluid and engine oils.
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.
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.
Keldax® Sound-Barrier Resins
Easy to shape, easy to work with, and easy to install, components made with DuPont™ Keldax® sound-barrier resins help today’s automotive OEMs reduce unwanted noise, and improve consumer perception of quality.
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.
Butacite® PVB Interlayer
Tough, flexible, and resilient, DuPont™ Butacite® PVB interlayer makes automotive and architectural glass safer by helping retain glass shards and absorb impact.
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.