Stylish Design for Automotive Body and Exterior Products
DuPont Automotive helps design engineers make fuel-efficient cars that are stylish, affordable, and fun to drive. Our materials and expertise offer unique design opportunities while reducing production time, costs, and environmental impact.
Design engineers can enhance several areas of the automotive body and exterior to improve the vehicle’s comfort and design.
Comfort and Design: Using plastic in exterior trim such as the front grille offers designers weight reduction, time and cost savings, and fantastic styling flexibility. Headlamp bezels add personality and can be made with DuPont resins, which can be molded into a unique design, providing excellent surface appearance straight from the mold.
Total System Cost: DuPont resins offer heat resistance, thermal stability, and reduced defects from outgassing. Cost savings are also realized through longer production runs, higher yields, and improved uptime.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
Design in Automotive Lighting
Automotive headlamps – a significant opportunity to add personality to vehicle styling – can now be manufactured more cost effectively through a new “Design-Materials-Processing” solution developed by DuPont Automotive.
- Vehicle Design Options Multiplied
- Car Manufacturing Costs
Automotive Color Popularity Insights
White/white pearl emerged as the fastest growing color in 2011 to tie with silver as the world’s leading automotive color choices. This according to the 2011 DuPont Automotive Color Popularity Report released in November 2011.
To facilitate the choice of mechanical (cut) protective clothing, both the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the European Union (EU) have developed cut standards for selection criteria.
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.