Durable, Longer-Life Automotive Electrical & Electronic Systems
DuPont’s industry-standard materials and deep expertise help automakers improve safety while meeting the challenges of design flexibility and miniaturization for automotive electrical and electronic systems.
DuPont offers a broad range of materials for automotive electrical systems and electronic control systems and displays that can withstand extreme temperatures, high impact, vibration and attack by corrosive fluids while performing over a long lifetime. Our automotive electronics materials help lower costs and extend component durability and life.
Improved Performance: With a proven track record of withstanding temperature extremes and impact, DuPont ceramic-based circuitry is the global industry standard for use in underhood applications. DuPont fluoropolymers are frequently used in headlight and engine component wiring, and as a binder for battery electrodes.
Alternative Drive: Automotive electrical insulation systems for hybrid and electrical cars include DuPont™ Nomex® paper as well as DuPont™ Kapton® polyimide films, and wire enamels.
Safety: DuPont makes advanced new safety systems possible, such as automatic blind spot detection, adaptive cruise control and parking assistance.
DuPont™ Vamac® ethylene acrylic elastomer (AEM) has been chosen by Huber + Suhner AG, Switzerland, a leading supplier of automotive cable systems, as insulation for battery cables supplied to Fiat, Ford, Jaguar, GM/Holden and Renault, and also as screened insulation cables for hybrid prototypes and the fully electric Tesla Roadster.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
- Alternative Drive Vehicles
- Insulation for Battery Cables
- Vehicle Design Options Multiplied
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.
- EIS Selector Tool
- Car Manufacturing Costs
- High Performance Materials
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.