Sustainable Automotive Fuel System Technologies
Permeation rates and material performance in conventional and biofuels are critical to meeting emissions regulations and reducing fossil fuel dependence. Our expertise in fuel storage and delivery systems and biofuel knowledge help automakers meet these challenges.
Our materials for automotive fuel system technologies and components offer long-life performance despite exposure to aggressive fuels, helping automakers cost-effectively meet emissions regulations and increase fuel efficiency. Our biofuels technologies help reduce dependence on fossil fuels.
Fuel System Design: DuPont offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of materials for fuel system components, including elastomers, fluoropolymers, fluoroelastomers and thermoplastics. These materials free engineers from metal’s design constraints while reducing weight and vapor emissions.
Sustainability: DuPont materials cost-effectively reduce permeation and resist attack from conventional fuels and aggressive biofuels to help meet emissions regulations, reduce fossil fuel dependence and improve reliability.
Biofuels: We have a joint venture with BP to develop biobutanol, which has a 25% higher energy density than ethanol, can be blended into conventional gasoline at higher concentrations, and can be used in existing vehicles. We are also advancing enzyme technologies to help enable cost-effective ethanol.
Alternative Drive: DuPont’s expertise in fundamental material science and electrochemistry helps the industry develop fuel cells.
INFORMATION & IDEAS
PA long chain nylon alternatives
DuPont has been working on PA12 alternatives and has established global development and supply teams to work with customers to quickly qualify alternative materials for use in many automotive and industrial components.
- Committed to Sustainable Mobility
- A Guide to Elastomer Properties
- Heat Resistant Elastomers
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.
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.
- Supporting Sustainable Mobility
- Vehicle Weight Reduction
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.
- Kalrez® Parts Heat Resistance
- Automotive Innovation Awards
Automotive Fuel Hoses
DuPont offers a range of materials designed to resist high temperatures and aggressive fuels in automotive fuel hoses.
Capless Fuel Filler Locks Out Wrong Nozzles
Ingenious design using DuPont™ Zytel® HTN PPA has an integrated “Mis-Fuel Inhibitor” involving a neck with an opening and spring-loaded detents that allow entry of only the proper fuel nozzle for a particular vehicle.
- Kevlar® brand
- Zytel® nylon resin
- Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer parts
- DuPont™ Vamac®
Hytrel® TPC-ET Thermoplastic Elastomer
DuPont™ Hytrel® TPC-ET thermoplastic elastomer offers the flexibility of rubbers, the strength of plastics, and the processability of thermoplastics. making Hytrel® a material of choice for parts required to bend, twist, or compress.