Distinctive Automotive Interiors & Safety Systems
It’s not enough that today’s vehicles be fuel-efficient. Consumers still want vehicles that are safe, comfortable and great to drive. Automakers draw on DuPont materials and expertise to create a special driving experience.
DuPont offers materials for automotive interiors and safety systems that protect drivers and passengers while enhancing the driving experience. DuPont renewably sourced materials give design engineers another way to separate their vehicles from the competition.
Comfort & Design: DuPont high-performance materials are widely used to help reduce noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) for a more pleasant ride and to enable styling features such as 3D LED lighting systems. Additionally, DuPont™ Teflon® fabric protector is used to extend the quality and life of car fabrics.
Safety: From the first airbag system and safety belt mechanisms to the latest collision-avoidance electronic materials and technologies, we continue to set the standard for performance in active and passive safety systems.
Sustainability: Automakers can further differentiate their vehicles and enhance performance by using DuPont™ Renewably Sourced™ polymers in floor mats, headliners, airbag doors, and other interior components to support an eco-friendly theme.
Joint development work between Takata-Petri of Aschaffenburg, Germany, and DuPont has resulted in the launch of a new grade of DuPont™ Hytrel® RS, the industry’s first renewably-sourced thermoplastic elastomer for use in airbag systems.
Delrin® acetal resin
Delrin® acetal homopolymer resin combines toughness and creep, fatigue, wear, and abrasion resistance with the stiffness and strength required to replace metal.
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- Committed to Sustainable Mobility
Delrin® 100 Series
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.
Low-Friction Mechanical Plastics
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.
Innovative Ideas for Metal Replacement
DuPont collaborates with customers worldwide to develop innovative metal replacement applications to make cars, planes and other equipment more fuel- and cost-efficient.
Low Friction Plastic
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.
- Supporting Sustainable Mobility
Flame-Resistant Technologies – FRT vs. Inherent
What are the differences between “inherent” and “treated” flame resistant fabrics? Learn how each fabric reacts when exposed to heat, and when flame-resistant properties can be removed.
- Vehicle Design Options Multiplied
- Vehicle Safety Solutions
- Polymer Properties Guide
- Materials for Hybrid & Electric Vehicles
- Automotive Interior Parts