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A Guide to Elastomer Properties

A Guide to Elastomer Properties

A quick guide to elastomer properties and application development assistance.

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.

Engine efficiency

Engine efficiency

Technology that boosts efficiency, while reducing the size of gas and diesel engines, is the main route to lower emissions and improved fuel economy.

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.

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.

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.

Thermoplastic Tubing

Thermoplastic Tubing

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

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.

Jounce Bumper made of DuPont™ Hytrel®

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.

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.

Plastic Design Solutions

Plastic Design Solutions

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

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.

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.

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).

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.

Vamac® Grade Selection

Vamac® Grade Selection

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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