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Webcast: Improving Automotive Efficiency with Kevlar® and Nomex® Fibers

Automotive Engineering International Webcast :

Advanced Reinforcement Materials for Engine and Vehicle Efficiency: Are You Prepared to Meet the New Standards?
FREE 60-minute webcast produced and hosted by Automotive Engineering International, sponsored by DuPont.   Original broadcast June 7, 2012.  Available on demand.

There is strong focus in the automotive industry on meeting the significant challenges of improving fuel economy and reducing emissions. Global regulatory standards continue to get more stringent, and multiple strategies are being considered including vehicle lightweighting and low rolling resistance tires. The near-term emphasis for gasoline engines is on downsizing and turbocharging to deliver the ideal balance of increased fuel economy and power. Exhaust gas recirculation systems are being introduced to reduce particulate emissions and improve engine efficiency. These new systems deliver the required performance, help reduce emissions, improve fuel economy, but place higher demands on materials and component design due to higher operating temperatures and pressures in the engine. This webcast looks at how integrated material science can be used to meet elevated performance requirements while delivering lower total cost solutions for the automotive industry. Learn how advanced reinforcement materials such as DuPont™ Kevlar® and Nomex® can be used to design higher performance components in charge air cooler systems, enabling advantages in engine and vehicle efficiency, and see how the new Kevlar® AP (Advanced Performance) can help designers reduce weight and overall cost for lower rolling resistance tires and higher performance engine hoses and belts.

Industry Expert Participants: 


Gianluigi Molteni, Marketing Development
Gianluigi Molteni is responsible for Marketing Development activities for DuPont Protection Technologies’ advanced performance fibers in the auto/transportation sector. He is working on new technologies to meet industry demands and trends for light weight as well as engine and vehicle efficiencies. His background is in mechanical engineering and design, and he has more than 20 years of experience in the chemical industry with expertise in advanced performance fibers, thermoplastic materials/engineering polymers, and metal-to-plastic replacement.

John Dottore, North America Product Manager

David Litchfield, New Product and Applications Development Engineer

Monty McNeil, Research Associate

John Dottore, North America Product Manager
John A. Dottore is a North America Product Manager, Kevlar® and Nomex® brand fibers, DuPont Protection Technologies. He is responsible for product portfolio management across several market segments including automotive applications. John has over 32 years of experience with DuPont and has held various roles in Applications Research, Process Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Sales, Marketing, and Product Management. He has a bachelor’s of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Dayton.

David Litchfield, New Product and Applications Development Engineer
Dr. David Litchfield is the New Product and Applications Development Engineer for Kevlar® and Nomex® brand aramid fibers in automotive and high-pressure hose for DuPont Protection Technologies. He is responsible for the implementation and development of novel aramid yarn concepts for the industry's growing needs in reinforcement of rubber and plastic hoses, pipes, and ducting. David received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering in the areas of polymer processing and rheology from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Monty McNeil, Research Associate
Monty McNeil is a Research Associate at DuPont Protection Technologies. He has more than 28 years of combined experience including project management, manufacturing, research and development, and new product development positions. His current responsibilities include leading the Tire Technology Team, which is focused on bringing forth solutions for improved tire performance in rolling resistance, noise reduction, and improved handling through the use of DuPont materials including Kevlar®.