DuPont Automotive

Offers more than 100 products used throughout automotive vehicles, including elastomers, engineering plastics, paints and coatings and protective apparel, fibers and fabrics.

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Troy, MI 48007-7013 US

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Simplifying the solar panel with composites
Replacing glass and aluminum with a polymer/cored polymer composite laminate ups panel durability at reduced weight.

Dow, DuPont complete merger to become DowDuPont
DowDuPont will operate as a holding company under with three standalone divisions – Agriculture, Materials Science and Specialty Products.

Composites: Hiding in plain sight
We need a collective public relations campaign to create more awareness of composites’ benefits.

Thermoplastic composite consolidated sheets
DuPont Automotive (Wilmington, DE, US) has introduced Vizilon TPC, a line of continuous ­glass fiber, woven, reinforced consolidated sheets that can be stamped or thermoformed into various shapes.

IACMI project to focus on advancing automotive composites
IACMI is teaming up with DuPont, Fibrtec and Purdue University on a new project aimed at decreasing the cost of manufacture for automotive composites.

Survey: Lightweighting remains top focus for automakers
The DuPont-sponsored survey with WardsAuto was conducted by Penton Market Research, Overland Park, Kan.

DuPont to co-locate research activities at RWTH Aachen University
Co-locating on the RWTH Aachen University campus will give DuPont Performance Materials better access to the work of AZL research partners.

Autocomposites Update: Engine oil pans
As thermoplastic composites makes inroads into these complex, modular parts, weight and cost go down, functionality goes up.

SPE ACCE report
Automotive composites still on the horizon — are they getting closer?

SPE ACCE 2014 report
Automotive composites still on the horizon — are they getting closer?

Lightweighting goals top automotive design and manufacturing survey
A WardsAuto survey, sponsored by DuPont, asks the automotive design and engineering community what technologies they are working on to reduce emissions and improve fuel economy.

The markets: Automotive (2014)
A revitalized auto industry emerged from the Great Recession in 2012 leaner and, in terms of health-related concerns, cleaner, too, but faced a one-two punch in terms of fuel economy and carbon-dioxide (CO2) emission standards that put intense focus on vehicle lightweighting.

Aachen University center will focus on production of lightweight structures
The Aachen Center for Integrative Lightweight Production (AZL) in Aachen, Germany, will research materials and processes for high-volume manufacturing serving the oil and gas, water, infrastructure, construction and automotive end markets.

DuPont Automotive adds 8th Innovation Center near Detroit
Based in Troy, Mich., the new Center will focus on advancements that will increase automotive fuel economy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

High-temp thermoplastics: Higher Expectations
As the drive to greater fuel efficiency under the hood catches fire, fiber-reinforced thermoplastics prove they can take the heat.

Cleaner and greener: Bio-based end tanks
Plant-based polyamides break high-cost/low-performance paradigm to meet the demands of a challenging Toyota underhood application.

Under the hood: Thermoplastics tackle tough jobs
Reinforced plastics save weight and cost, increase underhood productivity.

Nylon targets underhood and other harsh environments
DuPont Performance Polymers has introduced a new line of nylon thermoplastic materials, Zytel PLUS nylon, that reportedly maintains performance despite exposure to hot oil, hot air, calcium chloride and other aggressive automotive chemicals.

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ECO Elise concept: Lean, speedy and green
Focus on use of sustainable materials and cleaner manufacturing processes promises future Lotus customers “almost-guilt-free” performance.

Product Categories of DuPont Automotive

Materials
  • Matrix resins, thermoplastic
    • Acetal
    • Liquid crystal polymer
    • Nylon (polyamide)
    • Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)
    • Polyester (PET)
    • Other thermoplastics
  • Coatings and sizings
    • Decorative
    • Paint
Auxiliary processing equipment, repair equipment, and supplies
  • Supplies
    • Protective clothing