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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.
At-a-glance guide to DuPont polymer properties and application development opportunities.
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.
For Vespel® Custom Parts, DuPont engineers work with part designers to customize the production method and material for desired end-use results. DuPont engineers may recommend fabricating a finished part from Authentic Vespel® stock shapes for prototypes, small quantities or complex geometries.
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.
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.
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.
AURUM® resin families are thermoplastic polyimides that are melt-processable lending itself to fabrication methods such as injection molding and extrusion.
From reduced consumption of non-renewable energy resulting in a reduced dependence on oil to reduced CO2 emissions, the cradle-to-gate life cycle assessment shows the sustainability benefits of Sorona® versus petroleum-based materials like nylon.
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.
The USDA BioPreferred Certification of DuPont™ Sorona® means manufacturers can offer innovative products that customers can readily identify. Innovative products help reduce the use of fossil fuels and help reduce emissions.
Renewably Sourced™ DuPont™ Sorona® is opening up new possibilities for carpet design. Durable and color-fast, with permanent stain resistance built right into the fiber, the Sorona® carpet design option is also the right choice in terms of performance.
Knowing the important role carpet recycling plays in helping the environment, DuPont research has proven that face fiber made with DuPont™ Sorona® can be shaved from the carpet backing, turned into pellets, and spun into new fiber. In fact, there are even more potential ways to recycle carpet made with Sorona®.
For a superior stain-resistant carpet, look no further than carpet made with DuPont™ Sorona®, which has stain resistance built in.
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.
Carpet fibers produced with DuPont™ Sorona® deliver on all fronts: aesthetics, stain resistance, color fastness, ease of maintenance, and durability — yielding excellent results in Hexapod Walker and Vetterman Drum testing.
DuPont™ Sorona® delivers innovative performance to all types of textile fibers for apparel. A renewably sourced fiber, Sorona® provides exceptional softness, comfort stretch, superior tensile strength, lower dyeing temperatures and more. No other fiber combines so many performance and environmental benefits.
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.
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.
Authentic Vespel® shapes are the source of machined components, and the relationship between process, size, becomes critical. Therefore, it is important to make certain that the particular shape being used is produced by DuPont in the particular size and composition as was specified during the qualification process.
Examples of innovative plastic design solutions created by DuPont, in collaboration with customers worldwide.
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 has a portfolio of chemical resistant elastomers and thermoplastics to match a broad spectrum of challenges – from aggressive automotive fuels to custom industrial equipment.
DuPont biopolymers and material science are helping to enable innovative plastic design, from award-winning furniture to advanced medical devices.
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.
DuPont materials help power today’s lower-cost, high-performance photovoltaic systems, from low friction bearings to flame-retardant module housings.
Car efficiency can be improved using Zytel® PLUS, a low-weight performance nylon that reduces the weight of automobiles and their need for gas.
DuPont supports ideal production with high-performance polymers that can streamline cycle times, reduce costs, and help promote workplace safety.
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.
DuPont vehicle safety solutions help increase safety across the whole automotive value chain, from employee safety on the production floor to driver and passenger safety on the road.
DuPont is working with automakers to develop materials that help optimize engine efficiency. Focus areas include heat and friction management, exhaust gas recirculation, and re-imagining turbocharger technology or injection systems for mainstream vehicle production.
Vehicle weight reduction is a major challenge. While plastics are inherently lighter than metals, lightweighting requires more than direct material substitution. DuPont predictive engineering and design teams work with customers, using insight and high-performance DuPont materials to redesign for lower weight, often integrating functions to cut costs at the same time.
Many of today’s vehicle system environments are like a pressure cooker of aggressive chemicals. Very few materials have the right combination of characteristics to withstand that kind of severe treatment. DuPont is at the forefront of the development of the latest generation of high performance materials.
DuPont automotive solutions give automotive engineers a wide range of vehicle design options, including technologies for noise reduction, longer-lasting, more vibrant textiles, more sustainable air conditioning solutions, and more stylish LED systems.
DuPont materials and solutions help automakers control car manufacturing costs while meeting tough regulatory compliance guidelines.
As alternative drive vehicles evolve, the challenges only multiply. DuPont is working with automotive manufacturers to help them improve efficiency and range in today’s hybrid and electric vehicles, and further the development of the fuel-cell powered vehicles of tomorrow.
Long-term molding trials at the DuPont European Technical Center in Geneva, as well as extensive customer collaboration, have proven the process flexibility of the new Crastin® HR HFS products versus the existing PBT HR grades on the market.
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 made from Delrin®are a lightweight, low-friction alternative to metal, and an integral drivetrain part inan Lightweight Urban Vehicleproject at Bradley University.
Automotive seals, gaskets and o-rings made with Viton®have demonstrated resistance to harsh fuels and lubricants at high temperatures andmaintain sealing at low temperatures to help OEM’s increase durability and meet lower emissions requirements.
Reducing wafer contamination from particulates, outgassing and extractables caused by seal deterioration are major goals of semiconductor fabricators. Larger wafers, smallerfeature sizes and decreasing thickness of deposited layers has placed increased emphasis on the need to minimize or eliminate sources of process contamination.
Kalrez® slabs and sheets are available in a variety of standard sizes, thicknesses, and compoundsfor flexible sealing solutions
A quick guide to elastomer properties and application development assistance.
DuPont offers a range of tested heat resistant elastomers for applications from automotive engines to oil and gas production equipment.
Zytel® Plus is helping automakers reduce weight and integrate parts in powertrain systems, making vehicles lighter, more fuel efficient and helps to reduce total system costs.
DuPontTM Hytrel® has provided durable performance in over a billion automotive CV joint boot applications over the last 25 years.
DuPont is collaborating to help establish guidelines for communicating the environmental benefits of renewablysourced plastics.
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.
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.
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 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.
Vamac® is the elastomer of choice for automatic transmission seals because of its good performance in the most aggressive automatic transmission fluids (ATF).
Kalrez® bonded door seal applications provide improved sealing performance versus conventional O-rings by reducing particle generation, extending seal life and minimizing replacement time during preventive maintenance.
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.
DuPont offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of non-halogenated, flame retardant polymer grades and families to fit the needs of your application.
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.
Outstanding resistance to “dry” process chemistry combined with excellent mechanical strength and thermal stability suggests the use of specially formulated FFKM parts for the most critical deposition process sealing applications.
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.
Stock shapes sizes, such as rods, plaques, and tubes are available for machined parts in a wide variety of sizes. View sizes and availability.
Crastin® SF resins are tailored to reduce your molding cycle time with superior flow properties that enable filling of the mold at lower melt temperatures.
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.
Extend part life, reduce weight and cut costs by replacing metal parts and assemblies with Vespel® SCP-5050 and SCP-50094 high temperature polyimide parts for more demanding high temperature and wear environments.
Proper grade selection often depends on a combination of factors. View the performance information for grade selection.
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 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.
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.
Bonded piston seals made of Vamac® deliver high-temperature durability and resistance to automotive service lubricants.
Molding guide for Zytel® HTN family of resins, which are based on similar, but structurally different semicrystalline, partially aromatic polyamide copolymers.
AURUM® thermoplastics polyimide resins are melt-processable and can be injection molded or extruded for conversion into parts and shapes. AURUM® resins containing PTFE and processed at high temperatures require AURUM® Processing Precautions.
DuPont is working with our auto industry collaborators to help them develop the next generation of sustainable mobility solutions. Together, we’re helping reduce dependence on fossil fuels and lower greenhouse gas emissions to help manage the environmental impact associated with the world’s increasing demand for automotive mobility.
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.
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.
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.
DuPont helps optimize package design through extensive polymer testing and unique modeling tools. Get started by using our online sealant selector and value estimator tools.
Skin and stretch packaging films made with DuPont™ Surlyn® area clamshell and blister packaging alternative that reduces material usage and enhances the shelf appeal of consumer products.
DuPont™ Surlyn® delivers the strength, stiffness, and extrudability film converters require for packaging downgauging and to optimize use of petroleum-based materials.
DuPont innovations help manufacturers and designers create cost-effective, environmentally friendly packaging solutions.
DuPont works with converters and brand owners to develop energy saving packaging solutions, from making production and shipping more efficient to reducing power costs.
DuPont collaborates with customers on efficient packaging that protects products by developing optimal packaging that maximizes effectiveness and environmental efficiency.
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.
Read information about the DuPont Packaging Awards
DuPont Performance Polymers brings global knowledge to local application development at innovation center facilities located in Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Evaluation and comparison of outgassing for three different classes of elastomeric seal materials used in semiconductor process environments using DuPont test methodology.
For Authentic Vespel® stock shapes, rods, plaques, and tubes buy only from a DuPont authorized distributor.
Find out about the latest grades of Delrin® acetal resin with properties tailored for emerging market and application needs. Current features include low emission homopolymer grades and medium-high viscosity acetals.
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.
From material selection to tolerances, the Plastic Design Guide details 10 top tips for effective design, efficient production, and successful products.
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
DuPont offers a range of materials designed to resist high temperatures and aggressive fuels in automotive fuel hoses.
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.