Increasing performance in automotive components
DuPont™ Kevlar® fibers bring together temperature resistance, strength, reinforcement and other properties that can help improve filters, belts, gaskets and other automotive components.
Kevlar® brand fibers help improve the safety, performance and durability of automotive components for a wide variety of vehicles, from passenger cars and light trucks to professional race cars. It is not uncommon for a new vehicle to have several crucial parts that employ products made of Kevlar® aramid fibers.
Automotive hoses & belts reinforcements
Kevlar® brand fiber helps improve the safety, performance and durability of automotive components such as automotive hoses and automotive belts for a wide variety of vehicles, from passenger cars and trucks to professional race cars.
Brake pads, clutches & gaskets
Kevlar® fiber and pulp helps improve the performance and durability of automotive components for a wide variety of vehicles, from passenger cars and light trucks to professional race cars.
Kevlar® is replacing fiberglass-reinforced plastic in NASCAR race car bodies and air dams because it helps to prevent the car body from shattering or leaving hazardous debris on the track after a crash. Kevlar® fiber is used in the HANS Device — the life-saving restraining linkage that supports the driver’s head and neck — that helps absorb impact forces that are strong enough to damage neck vertebrae.
Tires operate in challenging environments. They must provide traction, wear and handling while simultaneously providing reduced rolling resistance for improved fuel economy.
When applied in overlays or cap plies, Kevlar® brand fibers help give the tire and tire belt package excellent dimensional stability, even at high temperatures/high speeds, essential in high performance tires.
Kevlar® brand fibers also help offer superb puncture, abrasion and tear resistance. Other benefits include a quieter ride and a reduction in rotational weight, which can help decrease engine strain, and typically results in improved fuel efficiency.
Kevlar® Engineered Elastomer provides enhanced strength, resistance and traction. It is used to help stiffen tire components critical to cornering and handling. Its ability to reinforce rubber compounds, yet maintain low hysteretic losses, helps provide manufacturers with a route to lower rolling resistance.
Kevlar® provides an effective, lightweight armor solution for vehicles that helps protect against ballistic attack, allowing cars and light trucks to retain most of their original handling characteristics, while stopping multiple rounds.