Elastomers Innovation from Neoprene to Now
DuPont elastomers offer solutions, from cutting-edge to tried-and-true, for applications, from adhesives and semi-conductor parts to wire and cable coating.
DuPont is working with customers to make things better, from custom applications for thermoset elastomers used in the general rubber industry to high-performance fluoroelastomers used in demanding chemical and automotive applications.
DuPont elastomers are selected for application-critical performance qualities, whether the need is sealing, flexibility, durability or reliability. We provide specialized elastomers for use with aggressive chemicals and high temperatures, for a range of industrial uses. DuPont has been a leader in the elastomers industry for more than 80 years. We remain committed to working with customers around the world to collaborate on cost-efficient solutions.
Information & Ideas
- A Guide to Elastomer Properties
Plastic Design Solutions
Examples of innovative plastic design solutions created by DuPont, in collaboration with customers worldwide.
Technology that boosts efficiency, while reducing the size of gas and diesel engines, is the main route to lower emissions and improved fuel economy.
Chemical Resistant Elastomers
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.
- Heat Resistant Elastomers
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.
Heat Resistant Plastics
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.
- Flame Retardant Polymers
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.
Seal Outgassing Test Results
Evaluation and comparison of outgassing for three different classes of elastomeric seal materials used in semiconductor process environments using DuPont test methodology.
- Automatic Transmission Seals
- Alternative Drive Vehicles