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Automotive Sustainable Fibers

Automotive Sustainable Fibers

The automotive industry has an increasing need for high-performance, environmentally sustainable fibers. The Toyota SAI® meets the increasing demands for a sustainable luxury automobile by using DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced polymer for the ceiling surface skin, sun visor and pillar garnish.

Bushings in New EGR Valve

Bushings in New EGR Valve

DuPont™ Vespel® SP bushings in new EGR (Exhaust Valve Recirculation) valve help deliver environmental improvements.

Capless Fuel Filler Locks Out Wrong Nozzles

Capless Fuel Filler Locks Out Wrong Nozzles

Ingenious design using DuPont™ Zytel® HTN PPA has an integrated “Mis-Fuel Inhibitor” involving a neck with an opening and spring-loaded detents that allow entry of only the proper fuel nozzle for a particular vehicle.

Case Study: Cooling System Hoses

Case Study: Cooling System Hoses

DuPont™ Vamac® and DuPont™ Kevlar® work together to help create cooling system hoses with exceptional strength, chemical resistance, and durability in automobiles.

Cummins Fleetguard® oil and fuel filters

Cummins Fleetguard® oil and fuel filters

Cummins Fleetguard® fuel filter made of DuPont™ Zytel® is 50% lighter, and more resistant to dents and damage than comparable metal filters.

DuPont™ Vespel®SP-21D Thrust Washers

DuPont™ Vespel®SP-21D Thrust Washers

Thinner, lighter Vespel® SP-21D thrust washers replace all-metal needle bearings in a new 7-speed automatic transmission for rear-drive vehicles

Fuel Hose & Tubing Solutions

Fuel Hose & Tubing Solutions

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.

Headlight bezels made from Crastin®

Headlight bezels made from Crastin®

Headlamp bezels are a part of a tailored headlamp solution utilizing bezels that combine the exceptional properties of DuPont™ Crastin® PBT polyester with innovative manufacturing techniques, design and development for more stylish and cost-effective results.

Hytrel® 30 years of Innovation in CVJ Boots

Hytrel® 30 years of Innovation in CVJ Boots

Now in its 25th year and celebrating no material failures on the road, DuPont™ Hytrel® TPC-ET delivers the flexibility of rubber, the strength of plastic, and the processibility of thermoplastic. Hytrel® TPC-ET thermoplastic elastomer is the industry standard for excellent balance of grease resistance, high temperature durability, low temperature flexibility and historically proven performance.

Materials for Vehicle Lighting Systems

Materials for Vehicle Lighting Systems

Materials play a critical role in complex vehicle lighting systems, where safety, driving comfort, design and styling converge to illuminate vehicle branding.

Mazda SKYACTIV-D boosted by DuPont plastics

Mazda SKYACTIV-D boosted by DuPont plastics

Pressure to meet escalating fuel economy and emissions regulations drives auto manufacturers to develop new-generation engines that are lighter, cleaner, higher performing and more fuel efficient than ever before.

Nissan Manufacturing UK Limited Case Study

Nissan Manufacturing UK Limited Case Study

Read the DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) case study about Nissan manufacturing UK LTD evolution of plant safety.

Polymer Oil Pan Module

Polymer Oil Pan Module

Materials play a critical role in complex vehicle lighting systems, where safety, driving comfort, design and styling converge to illuminate vehicle branding.

SNCF collaborates with DuPont to develop innovative disposable coveralls to protect railway maintenance workers

SNCF collaborates with DuPont to develop innovative disposable coveralls to protect railway maintenance workers

To ensure their safety, the SNCF wanted protective clothing that provides both a barrier to chemicals and high visibility. DuPont Protection Solutions met this challenge by developing, in close collaboration with SNCF teams, Tyvek® 500 HV coveralls.

Vespel® SP-21 Thrust Washers

Vespel® SP-21 Thrust Washers

Vespel® thrust washers have been selected to replace larger and heavier metal thrust needle bearings positioned between the clutch casing and aluminum transmission housing.

Vespel® Thrust Bearings for EGR Valve

Vespel® Thrust Bearings for EGR Valve

Vespel® thrust bearings are critical in EGR valves for performance needs in hot, dirty environments that are critical for bearing surfaces.

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