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Kalrez® Parts Chemical Resistance

Kalrez® Parts Chemical Resistance

Kalrez® parts withstand attack from more than 1,800 chemicals, solvents and plasmas. The Kalrez® product line has been specifically designed to deliver outstanding performance in aggressive process environments.

Flame Retardant Polymers

Flame Retardant Polymers

DuPont offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of non-halogenated, flame retardant polymer grades and families to fit the needs of your application.

DuPont Industrial Biotech Solutions

DuPont Industrial Biotech Solutions

DuPont is powering industrial biotechnology innovation, meeting some of the world’s (and our customers’) most daunting challenges with ground-breaking enzyme technology, improved biorefinery processes, and renewably-sourced biomaterials that overdeliver on performance.

Polymer Properties Guide

Polymer Properties Guide

At-a-glance guide to DuPont polymer properties and application development opportunities.

Heat Resistant Plastics

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

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

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

Material Handling Systems & Conveyors

Look to DuPont for a comprehensive range of engineering thermoplastics to help meet your needs for rugged, economical components of material handling systems. Components include conveyor chains, belts, side rails, rollers, grippers, bumpers and more.

Triexta, Generic in Name Only

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

DuPont Bio-Based Products

Bio-based products are a critical component of DuPont’s efforts to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. When it comes to bio-based products, DuPont science is innovating across the entire development chain, from seeds and feedstocks through proprietary fermentation and chemical processes to the final high-performance, economically efficient products our customers demand.

How DuPont™ Sorona® is Made

How DuPont™ Sorona® is Made

Using glucose as the basis for Bio-PDO™, a bio-based monomer, DuPont created a renewably sourced ingredient for biobased fibers like DuPont™ Sorona®, which is used in everyday products, like carpet and apparel.

Inventing the Future of Plastics

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.

Trends in Photovoltaic Production

Trends in Photovoltaic Production

DuPont materials help power today’s lower-cost, high-performance photovoltaic systems, from low friction bearings to flame-retardant module housings.

Getting Ahead of the Curve

Getting Ahead of the Curve

Read the Pew Center case study to learn more about DuPont corporate strategies and what the company is doing to help address climate change challenges.

High Performance Polymers

High Performance Polymers

DuPont supports ideal production with high-performance polymers that can streamline cycle times, reduce costs, and help promote workplace safety.

Better Safety Monitoring

Better Safety Monitoring

Download the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) market study and research paper to learn more about safety monitoring and workplace safety incidents in Europe.

Low-Friction Mechanical Plastics

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.

DuPont Plastic Design Guide

DuPont Plastic Design Guide

From material selection to tolerances, the Plastic Design Guide details 10 top tips for effective design, efficient production, and successful products.

DuPont™ Vespel® Product Families

DuPont™ Vespel® Product Families

Vespel® products are made from a variety of materials (polyimides, thermoplastics, composites and chemically-resistant polymers). These products offer a unique combination of physical properties and design flexibility. Parts are available as custom parts, stock shapes, components or assemblies.

The Path to Operational Excellence

The Path to Operational Excellence

Read the article to learn more about why operational excellence is one of the most important contributors to an organization’s sustainable performance and growth.

Lasting Process Safety Improvements

Lasting Process Safety Improvements

Learn how DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) can help improve process safety management systems through customized solutions to unique business challenges.

Kalrez® Composite Seals

Kalrez® Composite Seals

For standard and complex composite seal applications, Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer parts can be designed and molded to your specifications. DuPont has proprietary technology to bond Kalrez® to a variety of materials, such as metal or plastic bonding.

Acetal Gears Demonstrate Drivetrain Performance

Acetal Gears Demonstrate Drivetrain Performance

Acetal gears made from Delrin®are a lightweight, low-friction alternative to metal, and an integral drivetrain part inan Lightweight Urban Vehicleproject at Bradley University.

CV Joint Boot Performance

CV Joint Boot Performance

DuPontTM Hytrel® has provided durable performance in over a billion automotive CV joint boot applications over the last 25 years.

Environmental Communication

Environmental Communication

DuPont is collaborating to help establish guidelines for communicating the environmental benefits of renewablysourced plastics.

Supporting Sustainable Mobility

Supporting Sustainable Mobility

DuPont supports efforts/initiatives to improve sustainability in the automotive industry with high performance and renewably-sourced polymers that can help increase fuel efficiency while reducing energy loss, emissions and costs.

Delrin® in Solar Tracker Bearings

Delrin® in Solar Tracker Bearings

DuPont™ Delrin® provides the toughness, strength, and wear resistance properties required for solar tracker bearing applications to withstand weatherable conditions over long periods of time.

Solar Junction Box Materials

Solar Junction Box Materials

Rynite® offers a balance of thermal resistance combined with auto-extinguishibility and good mechanical properties for solar junction box applications and photovoltaic structural systems.

Low Friction Plastic

Low Friction Plastic

Low friction plastic applications developed in collaboration with DuPont experts can help improve durability and performance, reduce maintenance, and can even contribute to reduced use of fossil fuels.

Kalrez® TriLobe™ Seals

Kalrez® TriLobe™ Seals

Kalrez® TriLobe™ Seals improve seal life in dovetail grooves. This design combines the excellent chemical, thermal and plasma resistance of Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer parts with a unique cross-sectional shape.

Zytel® PLUS Performance Data

Zytel® PLUS Performance Data

Zytel® PLUS nylon has the ability to retain properties after heat aging or long term exposure to hot oil and hot water, allows longer part service time, better reliability, and invites more opportunity to replace costly metals or specialty polymers to reduce part cost and lower mass.

Vamac® Grade Selection

Vamac® Grade Selection

Proper grade selection often depends on a combination of factors. View the performance information for grade selection.

Polymer Technology

Innovative Ideas for Metal Replacement

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.

Kalrez® Parts Heat Resistance

Kalrez® Parts Heat Resistance

Kalrez® parts last longer and seal more effectively than other elastomers due to their exceptional heat resistance. Even after long-term exposure up to 327°C, they retain elasticity and recovery properties better than other high temperature elastomers.

Packaging Prototypes

Packaging Prototypes

Converters and brand owners can save time and money by creating and testing packaging prototypes in a unique DuPont lab that replicates packaging lines with a variety of equipment.

Recyclable Packaging

Recyclable Packaging

DuPont™ Fusabond® helps expand the possibilities of recyclable packaging in Brazil, allowing used agricultural chemical packaging to be transformed and reused as corrugated construction piping.

Six Top Packaging Design Ideas

Six Top Packaging Design Ideas

DuPont packaging design ideas help brand owners and manufacturers make history, from a sleeker reclosable cereal box to easier-to-recycle fruit crates to the next generation of innovation.

Sustainable Packaging Solutions

Sustainable Packaging Solutions

DuPont has a proven history of driving practical, scalable solutions for sustainable packaging based on full life cycle assessment and business-driven collaboration with customers worldwide.

Comfort & Heat Stress

Comfort & Heat Stress

For maximum protection against fires, the body must be covered as completely as possible with flame-resistant protective clothing. This requires long pants and long sleeves, making for hot work in warm and humid climates. Understandably, industrial workers may be concerned about potential heat stress when wearing protective apparel. Learn more about the factors that can lead to heat stress, and how DuPont brands can help offer comfort and protection in protective garments.

Surlyn® for Packaging Downgauging

Surlyn® for Packaging Downgauging

DuPont™ Surlyn® delivers the strength, stiffness, and extrudability film converters require for packaging downgauging and to optimize use of petroleum-based materials.

Environmentally Friendly Packaging

Environmentally Friendly Packaging

DuPont innovations help manufacturers and designers create cost-effective, environmentally friendly packaging solutions.

Energy Saving Packaging Strategies

Energy Saving Packaging Strategies

DuPont works with converters and brand owners to develop energy saving packaging solutions, from making production and shipping more efficient to reducing power costs.

EVA Plastic Production in China

EVA Plastic Production in China

To meet growing demand for high-performance specialty resins used in packaging, footwear, electronics, and more, DuPont has a joint venture for EVA plastic production in China.

Efficient Packaging for Products

Efficient Packaging for Products

DuPont collaborates with customers on efficient packaging that protects products by developing optimal packaging that maximizes effectiveness and environmental efficiency.

The DSS Consulting Philosophy

The DSS Consulting Philosophy

Read about the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) consulting philosophy and learn more about transformational business solutions informed by years of practical experience.

NESC® C2 Overview

NESC® C2 Overview

NESC® C2 sets best practices and rules to protect utility workers in the construction, maintenance, and operation of electric supply and communication lines and equipment.

X-Ray and Metal Detectable Plastic Resins

X-Ray and Metal Detectable Plastic Resins

X-ray and metal detectable plastic resins provide excellent wear resistance and lubricity for improved longevity and reduced noise, high mechanical properties without reinforcement, and detectability for reliable contamination control.

Kalrez® Slabs and Sheets

Kalrez® Slabs and Sheets

Kalrez® slabs and sheets are available in a variety of standard sizes, thicknesses, and compounds for flexible sealing solutions

Plastic Design Solutions

Plastic Design Solutions

Examples of innovative plastic design solutions created by DuPont, in collaboration with customers worldwide.

EIS Selector Tool

EIS Selector Tool

DuPont has the industry’s widest range of UL-approved electrical insulation system (EIS) materials for encapsulation, coil forms, and other electrical and electronics uses.

Powerplant Coolant Systems

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

Delrin® 100 Series

Delrin® 100 Series

Delrin® properties of the Delrin® 100 series make it the premier resin of choice in the most demanding applications where the ultimate in toughness combined with high strength, creep and fatigue resistance are required.

Automotive Thermal Management

Automotive Thermal Management

The use of engineering thermoplastics in automotive components has grown significantly over the last 25 years with many new applications in powertrain, electrical components, chassis, trim components and other vehicle areas.

Innovation Centers Featuring Polymers

Innovation Centers Featuring Polymers

DuPont Performance Polymers brings global knowledge to local application development at innovation center facilities located in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Plastic Design

Plastic Design

DuPont biopolymers and material science are helping to enable innovative plastic design, from award-winning furniture to advanced medical devices.

Sustainable Plastics

Sustainable Plastics

Examples of innovative plastic design solutions created by DuPont, in collaboration with customers worldwide.

Elastomer Compounding

Elastomer Compounding

Viton®, Vamac® and Neoprene elastomers are made into compounds and finished parts that contain anywhere from 30 to 80% polymer by weight. When elastomer compounding is required, there is a combination of science and art needed to design compounds that meet the end use requirements in a cost effective manner. DuPont can help customers with formulation suggestions for all three elastomers.

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