Distinctive Automotive Interiors & Safety Systems
It’s not enough that today’s vehicles be fuel-efficient. Consumers still want vehicles that are safe, comfortable and great to drive. Automakers draw on DuPont materials and expertise to create a special driving experience.
DuPont offers materials for automotive interiors and safety systems that protect drivers and passengers while enhancing the driving experience. DuPont renewably sourced materials give design engineers another way to separate their vehicles from the competition.
Comfort & Design: DuPont high-performance materials are widely used to help reduce noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) for a more pleasant ride and to enable styling features such as 3D LED lighting systems. Additionally, DuPont™ Teflon® fabric protector is used to extend the quality and life of car fabrics.
Safety: From the first airbag system and safety belt mechanisms to the latest collision-avoidance electronic materials and technologies, we continue to set the standard for performance in active and passive safety systems.
Sustainability: Automakers can further differentiate their vehicles and enhance performance by using DuPont™ Renewably Sourced™ polymers in floor mats, headliners, airbag doors, and other interior components to support an eco-friendly theme.
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.
USES AND APPLICATIONS
- Window Regulator Lifterplate Applications from Delrin®
- Sustainability in Airbag Systems
- Sustainability in Airbag Systems
- Window Regulator Applications
Sorona® for Automotive Carpet
When the design objective is durable, beautiful, fast-drying, stain-resistant automotive carpet, the more sustainable alternative to petroleum-based products is DuPont™ Sorona®. High-performance Sorona® fiber contains 37% renewably-sourced, plant-based content by weight and consumes less non-renewable energy during manufacture than nylon 6.
Sorona® for Automotive Fabric
DuPont™ Sorona® has stain resistance engineered directly into the fiber so automotive fabric resists staining for the life of the textile. Durable, quick-drying, easy-to-clean, high-performance Sorona® also contains 37% renewably-sourced material by weight.
- Sorona® used for Automotive Interiors
- Sorona® Used for Automotive Interiors
- Kalrez® for Aircraft Engine Seals
- Tyvek® Protective Apparel
Fusabond® Functional Polymer
DuPont™ Fusabond® is a family of functional polymers that have been modified to help bond together dissimilar polymers used in toughened, filled and blended compounds.
- Delrin® acetal resin
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.
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.
Sorona® Renewably Sourced™ Fiber and Polymer
DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced™ fibers and polymers are a breakthrough solution for automotive carpeting, fabric, and plastic parts. Made in part from annually renewable plant-based ingredients, Sorona® fiber offers a unique set of features, such as softness and stain resistance.
SentryGlas® Safety Glass Interlayer
DuPont™ SentryGlas® safety glass interlayer applications include hurricane-resistant windows, doors and skylights, bomb-blast-resistant windows, doors and facade canopies, structural glass flooring, stairs, walkways, pedestrian bridges, and automotive glass. The SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayers help create lighter, stronger, more structural and more secure glass.
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.
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.
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.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
- Car Armoring for Brazil’s Families
- DuPont Industrial Biotech Solutions
- Polymer Properties Guide
- Sorona® Life Cycle Assessment
Triexta, Generic in Name Only
Specific performance benefits, including stain resistance, are so unique to DuPont™ Sorona®, the U.S. FTC gave the generic name triexta to homo fibers made from PTT, the Sorona® renewably sourced polymer.
- Oeko-Tex Standard 100 for Sorona®
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.
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.
- Automotive Interior Parts
- Automotive Innovation Awards
- Renewably Sourced Automotive Materials
Brief summary of the US EPA's (Environmental Protection Agency) "Level's of Protection (LOP)" as applicable to those individuals involved in handling hazardous materials. LOP's are based on the type of respiratory protection required to ensure the safety of the user under the specified conditions of use.