Daimler was given top honours in the powertrain/chassis category for the world’s first commercial-volume polymer oil pan module, which was developed with Bruss and DuPont Automotive using DuPont™ Zytel® nylon. Ford was named finalist in the powertrain/chassis category for an innovative “capless” fuel filler system for the 2008 Ford Flex, Escape, F150, Expedition and Lincoln MKS vehicles, which was developed with Martinrea and DuPont Automotive using DuPont™ Zytel® HTN PPA.
Photo (a): DuPont
Daimler won the SPE Automotive Division “Most Innovative Use of Plastics” award in the powertrain/chassis category for the world’s first commercial-volume polymer oil pan module, manufactured by Bruss and made with DuPont™ Zytel® nylon.
Photo (b): DuPont
Ford was named finalist in the SPE Automotive Division “Most Innovative Use of Plastics” award in the powertrain/chassis category for an innovative “capless” fuel filler system on the 2008 Ford Flex, Escape, F150, Expedition and Lincoln MKS vehicles, developed with Martinrea and DuPont Automotive using DuPont™ Zytel® HTN PPA.
The oil pan for Daimler’s new 4-cylinder diesel engine (OM651), which powers Mercedes-Benz C Class vehicles, consists of a die-cast aluminium upper shell and a multifunctional lower shell, reducing overall weight by a significant 1.1 kilograms (vs. an all-aluminium design) for fuel savings and lower CO2 emissions.
The Ford “capless” fuel filler system not only delights consumers, who “dislike” the refuelling process, but is compatible with biofuels and supports the compliance of Ford’s vehicles to all California Low Emission Vehicle (LEV II or PZEV) requirements. Importantly, this system could further reduce emissions relative to capped systems because the fuel neck isn’t opened until the fuel pump nozzle is inserted. When capless fuelling is completed, the nozzle is removed and the system seals shut automatically, helping to minimize evaporative emissions.
“The challenge to reduce weight for fuel savings and emissions reductions drives many companies to rethink design and manufacture of system components, such as those honoured by SPE,” said Karla Butler, marketing and development director for the Americas, DuPont Automotive Performance Materials. “Automakers are looking for new materials and technology to help improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions without compromising system performance. DuPont’s science and R&D capabilities help enable collaboration that can bring these new developments to market faster and more cost-effectively.”
DuPont Automotive Performance Materials specializes in application development, operating globally and using a broad range of high-performance materials and technology to help customers reduce weight and cost while improving performance of components and systems in powertrain, driveline, chassis, fuel, electrical/electronic and interior/exterior vehicle systems.
The DuPont Engineering Polymers business manufactures and sells Crastin® PBT and Rynite® PET thermoplastic polyester resins, Delrin® acetal resins, Hytrel® thermoplastic polyester elastomers, DuPont™ ETPV engineering thermoplastic vulcanizates, Minlon® mineral reinforced nylon resins, Thermx® PCT polycyclohexylene dimethyl terephthalate, Tynex® filaments, Vespel® parts and shapes, Zenite® LCP liquid crystal polymers, Zytel® nylon resins and Zytel® HTN high-performance polyamides. These products serve global markets in the aerospace, appliance, automotive, consumer, electrical, electronic, healthcare, industrial, sporting goods and many other diversified industries.
DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.
The DuPont Oval, DuPont™, The miracles of science™, and all products denoted with ® or ™ are registered trademarks or trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates.
Horst Ulrich Reimer | Du Pont
Otto Hahn Medal for Jaime Agudo-Canalejo
21.06.2017 | Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung
Call for nominations of outstanding catalysis researchers for the Otto Roelen Medal 2018
20.06.2017 | DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V.
An international team of scientists has proposed a new multi-disciplinary approach in which an array of new technologies will allow us to map biodiversity and the risks that wildlife is facing at the scale of whole landscapes. The findings are published in Nature Ecology and Evolution. This international research is led by the Kunming Institute of Zoology from China, University of East Anglia, University of Leicester and the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research.
Using a combination of satellite and ground data, the team proposes that it is now possible to map biodiversity with an accuracy that has not been previously...
Heatwaves in the Arctic, longer periods of vegetation in Europe, severe floods in West Africa – starting in 2021, scientists want to explore the emissions of the greenhouse gas methane with the German-French satellite MERLIN. This is made possible by a new robust laser system of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen, which achieves unprecedented measurement accuracy.
Methane is primarily the result of the decomposition of organic matter. The gas has a 25 times greater warming potential than carbon dioxide, but is not as...
Hydrogen is regarded as the energy source of the future: It is produced with solar power and can be used to generate heat and electricity in fuel cells. Empa researchers have now succeeded in decoding the movement of hydrogen ions in crystals – a key step towards more efficient energy conversion in the hydrogen industry of tomorrow.
As charge carriers, electrons and ions play the leading role in electrochemical energy storage devices and converters such as batteries and fuel cells. Proton...
Scientists from the Excellence Cluster Universe at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich have establised "Cosmowebportal", a unique data centre for cosmological simulations located at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. The complete results of a series of large hydrodynamical cosmological simulations are available, with data volumes typically exceeding several hundred terabytes. Scientists worldwide can interactively explore these complex simulations via a web interface and directly access the results.
With current telescopes, scientists can observe our Universe’s galaxies and galaxy clusters and their distribution along an invisible cosmic web. From the...
Temperature measurements possible even on the smallest scale / Molecular ruby for use in material sciences, biology, and medicine
Chemists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in cooperation with researchers of the German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM)...
19.06.2017 | Event News
13.06.2017 | Event News
13.06.2017 | Event News
23.06.2017 | Physics and Astronomy
23.06.2017 | Physics and Astronomy
23.06.2017 | Information Technology