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DuPont to show innovative materials at Interplastica
Dec '14
At Interplastica trade fair, DuPont is emphasising advances in the design stage by helping customers predict how its materials will perform based on enhancements made by DuPont Engineering Research to materials modeling expertise.

“Our state-of-the-art advanced computer modeling and simulation will help original equipment manufacturers confidently select the best material for the application because they will better understand how the material will perform given the dynamics of their particular product,” said Craig Norrey, head of design (EMEA), at DuPont.

Among DuPont innovations at Interplastica 2015 will be new forward-thinking materials and technologies, to significantly reduce weight in automotive without compromising performance and sustainability.

DuPont’s collaborative approach goes beyond resins development, providing integrated and cost effective solutions to the challenges of automotive light weighting and compliance with regional emissions legislation.

Good examples of this approach, DuPont said, may be seen in rigid and flexible coolant pipes of Glass Reinforced Zytel PA66 designed for Water Injection Technology (WIT) and DuPont Zytel PA612 Long Chain Polyamide (LCPA) that offer excellent processability in extrusion and injection capabilities combined with long-term resistance to aggressive water/glycol and road salts under high pressure at temperatures ranging from -40°C to 125°C.

DuPont offers a wide range of engineering polymers for electrical & electronics that can be recycled versus thermoset in applications such as housings, enclosures, sockets & switches. In addition, DuPont is also constantly evolving its range of halogen-free engineering polymers, which are being developed to address stringent sustainability legislation for better health and safety.

DuPont has recently launched the first halogen-free1 flame retardant PET Rynite FR533NH, with ULV0 down to 0,4 mm enabling the design of thin parts for cost-effective production and light weighting.

The material combines enhanced long term heat ageing performance (RTI Mechanical of 155°C at 0,75 mm and 160C as of 1.5 mm under UL746 certification) and good electrical properties with a CTI of 325V(class 2). The resin also brings outstanding flammability benefit, passing GWFI at 960°C and GWIT at 775°C as of 0.75 mm.

According to DuPont, Pipelon is a family of DuPont engineering polymer resins and world class technology designed to serve the demanding field of polymeric pipe solutions for the oil and gas industry.

The product and technology addresses today’s market needs for improved permeation resistance to gases such as CO2, H2S and Hydrocarbons, wider operating temperature range from -40°C to 115°C, higher pressure, lighter weight, and lower life cycle cost pipe.

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