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Processing Guide for Zytel® HTN Family of Resins

Processing Guide for Zytel® HTN Family of Resins

Molding guide for Zytel® HTN family of resins, which are based on similar, but structurally different semicrystalline, partially aromatic polyamide copolymers.

Supporting Sustainable Mobility

Supporting Sustainable Mobility

DuPont supports efforts/initiatives to improve sustainability in the automotive industry with high performance and renewably-sourced polymers that can help increase fuel efficiency while reducing energy loss, emissions and costs.

High Performance Polymers

High Performance Polymers

DuPont supports ideal production with high-performance polymers that can streamline cycle times, reduce costs, and help promote workplace safety.

A Strong Legacy in Fiber Technology

A Strong Legacy in Fiber Technology

Since the early 1900's, DuPont has been a world leader in polymer and fiber technology. DuPont™ Sorona® renewably sourced fiber is the latest innovation that delivers environmental benefits without sacrificing performance.

Car Manufacturing Costs

Car Manufacturing Costs

DuPont materials and solutions help automakers control car manufacturing costs while meeting tough regulatory compliance guidelines.

Engine Efficiency for Lower CO2

Engine Efficiency for Lower CO2

DuPont is working with automakers to develop materials that help optimize engine efficiency. Focus areas include heat and friction management, exhaust gas recirculation, and re-imagining turbocharger technology or injection systems for mainstream vehicle production.

Vehicle Design Options Multiplied

Vehicle Design Options Multiplied

DuPont automotive solutions give automotive engineers a wide range of vehicle design options, including technologies for noise reduction, longer-lasting, more vibrant textiles, more sustainable air conditioning solutions, and more stylish LED systems.

High Performance Materials

High Performance Materials

Many of today’s vehicle system environments are like a pressure cooker of aggressive chemicals. Very few materials have the right combination of characteristics to withstand that kind of severe treatment. DuPont is at the forefront of the development of the latest generation of high performance materials.

Vehicle Weight Reduction

Vehicle Weight Reduction

Vehicle weight reduction is a major challenge. While plastics are inherently lighter than metals, lightweighting requires more than direct material substitution. DuPont predictive engineering and design teams work with customers, using insight and high-performance DuPont materials to redesign for lower weight, often integrating functions to cut costs at the same time.

Alternative Drive Vehicles

Alternative Drive Vehicles

As alternative drive vehicles evolve, the challenges only multiply. DuPont is working with automotive manufacturers to help them improve efficiency and range in today’s hybrid and electric vehicles, and further the development of the fuel-cell powered vehicles of tomorrow.

Committed to Sustainable Mobility

Committed to Sustainable Mobility

DuPont is working with our auto industry collaborators to help them develop the next generation of sustainable mobility solutions. Together, we’re helping reduce dependence on fossil fuels and lower greenhouse gas emissions to help manage the environmental impact associated with the world’s increasing demand for automotive mobility.

Vehicle Safety Solutions

Vehicle Safety Solutions

DuPont vehicle safety solutions help increase safety across the whole automotive value chain, from employee safety on the production floor to driver and passenger safety on the road.

Crastin® Hydrolysis Resistant Grades

Crastin® Hydrolysis Resistant Grades

Long-term molding trials at the DuPont European Technical Center in Geneva, as well as extensive customer collaboration, have proven the process flexibility of the new Crastin® HR HFS products versus the existing PBT HR grades on the market.

Crastin® SF

Crastin® SF

Crastin® SF resins are tailored to reduce your molding cycle time with superior flow properties that enable filling of the mold at lower melt temperatures.

Kalrez® Composite Seals

Kalrez® Composite Seals

For standard and complex composite seal applications, Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer parts can be designed and molded to your specifications. DuPont has proprietary technology to bond Kalrez® to a variety of materials, such as metal or plastic bonding.

Acetal Gears Demonstrate Drivetrain Performance

Acetal Gears Demonstrate Drivetrain Performance

Acetal gears made from Delrin®are a lightweight, low-friction alternative to metal, and an integral drivetrain part inan Lightweight Urban Vehicleproject at Bradley University.

Kalrez® Slabs and Sheets

Kalrez® Slabs and Sheets

Kalrez® slabs and sheets are available in a variety of standard sizes, thicknesses, and compoundsfor flexible sealing solutions

Polymer Properties Guide

Polymer Properties Guide

At-a-glance guide to DuPont polymer properties and application development opportunities.

Heat Resistant Elastomers

Heat Resistant Elastomers

DuPont offers a range of tested heat resistant elastomers for applications from automotive engines to oil and gas production equipment.

A Guide to Elastomer Properties

A Guide to Elastomer Properties

A quick guide to elastomer properties and application development assistance.

Chemical 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.

Plastic Design Solutions

Plastic Design Solutions

Examples of innovative plastic design solutions created by DuPont, in collaboration with customers worldwide.

Powering Sustainable Mobility

Powering Sustainable Mobility

Zytel® Plus is helping automakers reduce weight and integrate parts in powertrain systems, making vehicles lighter, more fuel efficient and helps to reduce total system costs.

CV Joint Boot Performance

CV Joint Boot Performance

DuPont™ Hytrel® has provided durable performance in over a billion automotive CV joint boot applications over the last 25 years.

Environmental Communication

Environmental Communication

DuPont is collaborating to help establish guidelines for communicating the environmental benefits of renewablysourced plastics.

Delrin® in Solar Tracker Bearings

Delrin® in Solar Tracker Bearings

DuPont™ Delrin® provides the toughness, strength, and wear resistance properties required for solar tracker bearing applications to withstand weatherable conditions over long periods of time.

Trends in Photovoltaic Production

Trends in Photovoltaic Production

DuPont materials help power today’s lower-cost, high-performance photovoltaic systems, from low friction bearings to flame-retardant module housings.

Solar Junction Box Materials

Solar Junction Box Materials

Rynite® offers a balance of thermal resistance combined with auto-extinguishibility and good mechanical properties for solar junction box applications and photovoltaic structural systems.

Low-Friction Mechanical Plastics

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.

Low Friction Plastic

Low Friction Plastic

Low friction plastic applications developed in collaboration with DuPont experts can help improve durability and performance, reduce maintenance, and can even contribute to reduced use of fossil fuels.

Automatic Transmission Seals

Automatic Transmission Seals

Vamac® is the elastomer of choice for automatic transmission seals because of its good performance in the most aggressive automatic transmission fluids (ATF).

Electrical Insulation Systems

Electrical Insulation Systems

DuPont has the industry’s widest range of UL-approved electrical insulation system (EIS) materials for encapsulation, coil forms, and other electrical and electronics uses.

Kalrez® TriLobe™ Seals

Kalrez® TriLobe™ Seals

Kalrez® TriLobe™ Seals improve seal life in dovetail grooves. This design combines the excellent chemical, thermal and plasma resistance of Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer parts with a unique cross-sectional shape.

Flame Retardant Polymers

Flame Retardant Polymers

DuPont offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of non-halogenated, flame retardant polymer grades and families to fit the needs of your application.

X-Ray and Metal Detectable Plastic Resins

X-Ray and Metal Detectable Plastic Resins

X-ray and metal detectable plastic resins provide excellent wear resistance and lubricity for improved longevity and reduced noise, high mechanical properties without reinforcement, and detectability for reliable contamination control.

Kalrez® Parts Reduce Wafer Contamination

Kalrez® Parts Reduce Wafer Contamination

Reducing wafer contamination from particulates, outgassing and extractables caused by seal deterioration are major goals of semiconductor fabricators. Larger wafers, smallerfeature sizes and decreasing thickness of deposited layers has placed increased emphasis on the need to minimize or eliminate sources of process contamination.

Kalrez® 9100 for lower contamination

Kalrez® 9100 for lower contamination

Outstanding resistance to “dry” process chemistry combined with excellent mechanical strength and thermal stability suggests the use of specially formulated FFKM parts for the most critical deposition process sealing applications.

Material Handling Systems & Conveyors

Material Handling Systems & Conveyors

Look to DuPont for a comprehensive range of engineering thermoplastics to help meet your needs for rugged, economical components of material handling systems. Components include conveyor chains, belts, side rails, rollers, grippers, bumpers and more.

Kalrez® Parts Chemical Resistance

Kalrez® Parts Chemical Resistance

Kalrez® parts withstand attack from more than 1,800 chemicals, solvents and plasmas. The Kalrez® product line has been specifically designed to deliver outstanding performance in aggressive process environments.

Delrin® 100 Series

Delrin® 100 Series

Delrin® properties of the Delrin® 100 series make it the premier resin of choice in the most demanding applications where the ultimate in toughness combined with high strength, creep and fatigue resistance are required.

Zytel® PLUS Performance Data

Zytel® PLUS Performance Data

Zytel® PLUS nylon has the ability to retain properties after heat aging or long term exposure to hot oil and hot water, allows longer part service time, better reliability, and invites more opportunity to replace costly metals or specialty polymers to reduce part cost and lower mass.

Vespel® SCP High Temperature Polyimide Parts

Vespel® SCP High Temperature Polyimide Parts

Extend part life, reduce weight and cut costs by replacing metal parts and assemblies with Vespel® SCP-5050 and SCP-50094 high temperature polyimide parts for more demanding high temperature and wear environments.

PA long chain nylon alternatives

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.

Vamac® Grade Selection

Vamac® Grade Selection

Proper grade selection often depends on a combination of factors. View the performance information for grade selection.

Kalrez® Bonded Door Seals

Kalrez® Bonded Door Seals

Kalrez® bonded door seal applications provide improved sealing performance versus conventional O-rings by reducing particle generation, extending seal life and minimizing replacement time during preventive maintenance.

Polymer Technology

Polymer Technology

DuPont polymer technology and applications capability are helping to make faster, more reliable, more efficient connections possible in the mobile technology, office automation and energy industries worldwide.

Heat Resistant Plastics

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.

Plastic Design

Plastic Design

DuPont biopolymers and material science are helping to enable innovative plastic design, from award-winning furniture to advanced medical devices.

Innovative Ideas for Metal Replacement

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

Kalrez® Parts Heat Resistance

Kalrez® parts last longer and seal more effectively than other elastomers due to their exceptional heat resistance. Even after long-term exposure up to 327°C, they retain elasticity and recovery properties better than other high temperature elastomers.

Automotive Thermal Management

Automotive Thermal Management

The use of engineering thermoplastics in automotive components has grown significantly over the last 25 years with many new applications in powertrain, electrical components, chassis, trim components and other vehicle areas.

Bonded Piston Seals for Modern Engines

Bonded Piston Seals for Modern Engines

Bonded piston seals made of Vamac® deliver high-temperature durability and resistance to automotive service lubricants.

Vespel® Stock Shape Sizes

Vespel® Stock Shape Sizes

Stock shapes sizes, such as rods, plaques, and tubes are available for machined parts in a wide variety of sizes. View sizes and availability.

Processing Precautions for Mitsui AURUM® Resins

Processing Precautions for Mitsui AURUM® Resins

AURUM® thermoplastics polyimide resins are melt-processable and can be injection molded or extruded for conversion into parts and shapes. AURUM® resins containing PTFE and processed at high temperatures require AURUM® Processing Precautions.

Innovation Centers Featuring Polymers

Innovation Centers Featuring Polymers

DuPont Performance Polymers brings global knowledge to local application development at innovation center facilities located in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Inventing the Future of Plastics

Inventing the Future of Plastics

DuPont discoveries have continually reshaped the plastics industry, from Neoprene to Nylon, to a series of innovative plastics, including the high-performance, renewably-sourced choices available today.

DuPont™ Vespel® Product Families

DuPont™ Vespel® Product Families

Vespel® products are made from a variety of materials (polyimides, thermoplastics, composites and chemically-resistant polymers). These products offer a unique combination of physical properties and design flexibility. Parts are available as custom parts, stock shapes, components or assembles.

Seal Outgassing Test Results

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.

Vespel® Authorized Distributors

Vespel® Authorized Distributors

For Authentic Vespel® stock shapes, rods, plaques, and tubes buy only from a DuPont authorized distributor.

Buy Vespel® Custom Parts & Stock Shapes

Buy Vespel® Custom Parts & Stock Shapes

For Vespel® Custom Parts, DuPont engineers work with part designers to customize the production method and material for desired end-use results. DuPont engineers may recommend fabricating a finished part from Authentic Vespel® stock shapes for prototypes, small quantities or complex geometries.

Authentic Vespel® Shapes

Authentic Vespel® Shapes

Authentic Vespel® shapes are the source of machined components, and the relationship between process, size, becomes critical. Therefore, it is important to make certain that the particular shape being used is produced by DuPont in the particular size and composition as was specified during the qualification process.

AURUM® Resin Families

AURUM® Resin Families

AURUM® resin families are thermoplastic polyimides that are melt-processable lending itself to fabrication methods such as injection molding and extrusion.

EVA Plastic Production in China

EVA Plastic Production in China

To meet growing demand for high-performance specialty resins used in packaging, footwear, electronics, and more, DuPont has a joint venture for EVA plastic production in China.

Latest grades of Delrin® acetal

Latest grades of Delrin® acetal

Find out about the latest grades of Delrin® acetal resin with properties tailored for emerging market and application needs. Current features include low emission homopolymer grades and medium-high viscosity acetals.

DuPont Plastic Design Guide

DuPont Plastic Design Guide

From material selection to tolerances, the Plastic Design Guide details 10 top tips for effective design, efficient production, and successful products.

Powerplant Coolant Systems

Powerplant Coolant Systems

PPA materials offer great resistance to hydrolysis and moisture and they are relied upon for cost effective applications such as water inlets/outlets, thermostat housings, water pumps and impellers

Sustainable Plastics

Automotive Fuel Hoses

Automotive Fuel Hoses

DuPont offers a range of materials designed to resist high temperatures and aggressive fuels in automotive fuel hoses.

DuPont Packaging Innovation Awards

DuPont Packaging Innovation Awards

Read information on the 2014 DuPont Packaging Awards

Sustainable Plastics

Sustainable Plastics

Examples of innovative plastic design solutions created by DuPont, in collaboration with customers worldwide.

Elastomer Compounding

Elastomer Compounding

Viton®, Vamac® and Neoprene elastomers are made into compounds and finished parts that contain anywhere from 30 to 80% polymer by weight. When elastomer compounding is required, there is a combination of science and art needed to design compounds that meet the end use requirements in a cost effective manner. DuPont can help customers with formulation suggestions for all three elastomers.

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