Under its sustainability banner of “Responsible Innovation Now”, DuPont Performance Polymers will present at K 2010 new advances in high performance polymers and elastomers for a range of industries including the automotive, wire and cable, health care, food, alternative energy and packaging sectors.
Highlights of the DuPont exhibit in Hall 6, Stand D33 will include recent commercial applications using renewably-sourced polymers, the latest materials for metal replacement, and new plastics and elastomers for enhanced performance across a range of industries — including automotive, healthcare, wire & cable and alternative energy.
Particular highlights of the DuPont exhibit will include the launch of a second wave of polymers based on DuPont™ SHIELD technology, the presentation of the industry’s broadest portfolio of renewably-sourced polymers and the latest additions to its range of high performance elastomers for the automotive industry.Sustainable solutions for the automotive industry - new DuPont™ Zytel® PLUS and DuPont™ Vamac® Ultra HT
Among DuPont innovations at K 2010 will be new advances in materials to replace metal in the automotive industry, creating new opportunities for the use of elastomers and light weighting solutions in components exposed to aggressive environments, thereby creating the potential for greater energy savings, reduced emissions and enhanced sustainability.
New polymers based on SHIELD technology, only from DuPont, constitute one of the innovations to be presented by DuPont at K 2010. As with the first wave of nylon products based on the same technology and launched as DuPont™ Zytel® PLUS nylon in March this year, these new additions will deliver excellent performance levels which are maintained much longer than traditional nylons despite exposure to hot oil, hot air, calcium chloride and other aggressive automotive chemicals. Benefits for the automotive industry include polymer components with enhanced durability, while maintaining the design and processing ease familiar with nylon, for even greater opportunities to replace metal for cost and weight savings.
DuPont will also demonstrate at K2010 how the development of some of the latest high performance elastomers can help the automotive industry meet many of its current challenges. Key among these are high temperature Vamac® Ultra HT, specified for molded turbo air ducts, air intake gaskets, turbo charger hoses, intercooler seals and connectors, where it offers significant performance and cost advantages over ACM and HNBR. Alternatively, Viton® is the most specified fluoroelastomer for tough automotive sealing applications, retaining sealing force from -40°C to +203°C. Significantly, and in line with strong projected growth in biofuels, DuPont and independent OEM testing has demonstrated the high resistance of Viton® to permeation and chemical attack from bio-diesel and alcohol-based blend gasoline. In addition, recent compatibility testing has verified the ability of new grades of Zytel® PA and Zytel® HTN PPA and the latest Vamac® Ultra Grades to resist the aggressive Adblue®1 aqueous urea solutions used for selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems designed to reduce NOx emissions from diesel engines.
DuPont will also present its polymer modifiers portfolio, including DuPont™ Entira™ Antistat antistatic polymeric agents and novel, maleic-anhydride copolymers, which enable innovation in toughening applications, in HFFR compounds and in blends of natural fibres with polyolefins. In addition, easy-open solutions for the packaging industry will also be featured on the booth.
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The DuPont Performance 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, Neoprene polychloroprene, Tynex® filaments, Vespel® parts and shapes, Sorona® EP, Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer parts, Vamac® ethylene acrylic elastomers (AEM), Viton® fluoroelastomers, Viton® FreeFlow™ processing aids, Zytel® nylon resins, Zytel® PLUS 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 (www.dupont.com) 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 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.
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