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DuPont T&AP wins R&D 100 awards for two innovations

Dec '18
Courtesy: DuPont
Courtesy: DuPont
DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers (T&AP), a DowDuPont specialty products division business, was selected as winner of the 55th annual R&D 100 awards in two innovative product categories – a new composite bonding adhesive (Betaforce 9050M ) for Audi and a new laser-transparent halogen-free nylon resin (Zytel Htnltfr52g30nh Bl662).

Developed with a team at Audi, Betaforce 9050M is used for automotive mass production and multi-material substrates, according to a media release by the company. The adhesive enables significant weight reduction and improves torsional stiffness of the vehicle, resulting in better fuel efficiency and improved CO2 reduction, safety, handling and comfort. Good handling strength after short curing times offers short tack times, which significantly improves manufacturing productivity.

The Zytel Htnltfr52g30nh Bl662 nylon resin is designed for very thin parts for automotive electrical systems and consumer electronics. It offers a good flame-retardant rating (V0 at 0.4 mm) while maintaining chemical resistance and dimensional stability performance. It may be used to make housings for lithium-ion batteries, a timely innovation as vehicle electrification is revolutionising individual and mass mobility.

“The R&D 100 awards program makes it a point to identify and spotlight the top 100 advancements of the past year,” said Scott Collick, global research and development director, DuPont T&AP. “Both of these innovative products address specific customer opportunities while providing additional benefits to consumers. We will continue to collaborate and innovate with customers to create solutions that will ultimately benefit the entire transportation industry.” (PC)

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