Innovation for the Automotive Industry
With more than three billion vehicles on the road in the near future, mobility, emissions, fuel economy, and safety are critical. We invite you to collaborate with our global team to find science-driven, sustainable solutions.
Choosing the right material is crucial to balancing the need to design low-emission, fuel-efficient vehicles without compromising performance, comfort or cost. With more than 100 high-performance product families and technologies and a global network of development experts, DuPont helps the automotive industry deliver efficient vehicles and elevate the driving experience.
We are focused on developing innovative solutions for the automotive industry across eight automotive themes: Sustainability; Alternative Drive; Lightweighting; Improved Performance; Powertrain Efficiency; Total System Cost; Safety; and Comfort and Design. Together we can find the right solutions and build cleaner, energy-efficient cars that people love to drive.
Driven by Science
DuPont scientists are developing sustainable technologies that help improve safety, boost performance, lower costs, and enable new auto design freedom.
Sustainable Mobility Solutions
We're working with our auto industry collaborators to smooth the transitions to alternative power sources and new regulations with innovative sustainable mobility solutions.
Alternative Drive Vehicles
DuPont science is improving today's hybrid and electric vehicles â and helping develop the fuel-cell powered vehicles of tomorrow.
Vehicle Weight Reduction
DuPont is helping fulfill the promise of engine lightweighting with innovative, non-metal materials that can stand up to today's vehicle requirements.
DuPont is developing high performance materials that can take the heat and still deliver against ever-more-demanding vehicle requirements.
DuPont gives auto engineers solutions that help liberate design, including noise reduction, textile, and air conditioning technologies.
DuPont vehicle safety solutions are helping protect people across the vehicle value chain, from improved worker safety to better airbags and tougher automotive glass.
Car Manufacturing Costs
DuPont is helping automakers manage car manufacturing costs through a global systems approach that improves performance, productivity, and efficiency, and often integrates components and functions.
Engine Efficiency for Lower C02
DuPont scientists are working with the auto industry to help optimize engine efficiency with solutions for heat and friction management, C02 reuse, innovative new turbocharger technology and more.
Information & Ideas
Touch any garment from the comprehensive DuPont ™ Tyvek® product range and you immediately notice the difference. Antistatically-treated Tyvek® is a unique and versatile material that is tough and exceptionally low-linting, yet extremely light and soft. It is permeable to air and water vapour, yet repels water-based liquids and aerosols, as well as fine particles and fibres.
Garments made of Nomex® fibre have helped protect firefighters for decades. Continuous exhaustive testing proves that they excel in the long-term retention of their heat and flame protective qualities.
Today’s firefighters need to be able to optimise budget vs. performance, without compromising on safety. For decades DuPont™ Nomex® fibre has demonstrated lasting protective performance, while helping to minimise repair and maintenance costs.
Heat stress is a dangerous condition in any situation, but for firefighters it can be especially life threatening. In fact, heat stress is the number-one cause of casualties among firefighters. Nomex® fibre helps reduce heat stress due to its higher air permeability.
DuPont was the first company to commercialize a PA1010 polymer for the automotive market. Zytel® RSLC 1610 is a PA1010 specifically formulated to provide better thermal properties and chemical resistance to biodiesel fuel, compared with the materials it replaced.
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.
Cummins Fleetguard® fuel filter made of DuPont™ Zytel® is 50% lighter, and more resistant to dents and damage than comparable metal filters.
Products from DuPont, including DuPont™ Viton®, DuPont™ Teflon®, DuPont™ Kevlar®, and DuPont™ Hypalon®, help improve F200 fuel hose and tubing performance, for proven gains in permeation resistance in automobiles.
DuPont™ Vamac® and DuPont™ Kevlar® work together to help create cooling system hoses with exceptional strength, chemical resistance, and durability in automobiles.