Plastics from DuPont
DuPont offers the Plastics Industry a unique combination of material science, world class production, innovative design and hands-on industry support.
We drive market innovations through our strong heritage in polymer science, and are dedicated to solving real customer problems.
Today you need more from your suppliers than just materials. You need a resource that can carry a project from concept to commercialization. DuPont can be that partner. We offer you properties and benefits that are important to giving your products that extra competitive edge.
DuPont collaborates with customers around the world, providing a spectrum of polymer materials and expert application support to develop better products and processes.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
- DuPont Industrial Biotech Solutions
- Polymer Properties Guide
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.
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.
A Strong Legacy in Fiber Technology
Since the early 1900's, DuPont has been a world leader in polymer and fiber technology. DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced fiber is the latest innovation that delivers environmental benefits without sacrificing performance.
- Material Handling Systems & Conveyors
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.
- DuPont Bio-Based Products
- How DuPont™ Sorona® is Made
Inventing the Future of Plastics
DuPont discoveries have continually reshaped the plastics industry, from Neoprene to Nylon, to a series of innovative plastics, including the high-performance, renewably-sourced choices available today.
Plastic Design Solutions
Examples of innovative plastic design solutions created by DuPont, in collaboration with customers worldwide.
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.
- Recycling Chemical Containers
Surlyn® for Tool Skin Packaging
Toolmaker Greenfield Industries meets retailer demand for space-saving skin packaging by using DuPont™ Surlyn® and high-speed packaging equipment.
- Barrier Packaging for Baby Food
- Sustainable Fruit Packaging
- Shelf Stable Packaging Using Appeel®
- Wine Closures Replace Cork
- Stand-Out Cereal Packaging
- Cheese Packaging
Salonpas Foil Packaging
Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co. uses DuPont™ Surlyn® in its foil packaging to prevent delamination caused by the active ingredients in its Salonpas pain relief patch.
Respiratory Drug Unit Dose Packaging
DuPont™ 20 series resins are proven for use in unit dose packaging for medications used for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma and listed in FDA Drug Master Files.
An Italian packaging converter uses DuPont™ Appeel® for a reliable, easy-to-peel, tamper-evident packaging solution for ice cream.
Ceramic Packaging for Meals
French ceramic container maker Poteries Malicornaises uses DuPont™ Nucrel® in ceramic packaging to successfully seal and protect ready-to-eat meals.
- DuPont™ Sorona®
- Kevlar® brand
- Bynel® Coextrudable Adhesive Resin
- Appeel® Peelable Sealant Resin
- Elvaloy® Modifier Resin
- Zytel® nylon resin
- Hytrel® TPC-ET thermoplastic polyester elastomer
- Elvax® EVA Copolymer Resin
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.
- Surlyn® Ionomer Resin
- Crastin® PBT Thermoplastic Polyester Resin
- Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer parts
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
USES AND APPLICATIONS
- Chassis suspension Systems
- Medical Device Materials
- Automotive Air Ducts and Turbocharger Hoses
- Automotive - Engine Covers/Housings
- Chassis suspension Systems
- Oil Pan and Cylinder Head Cover Gaskets
- Polymers For Appliances
- Beverage and Food Packaging Design
- Cable Insulation and Jacketing
Enhance consumer packaging shelf appeal with lightweight, cost-effective DuPont™ Surlyn® for skin and stretchpackaging films, a great alternative to blister and clamshell packaging.
- Electronic & Electrical Connectors
- Window Regulator Lifterplate Applications from Delrin®