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DuPont at Fakuma’15: To Feature Role of Nylon in Shaping Polymers Industry

Published on 2015-07-30. Author : SpecialChem

GENEVA -- The DuPont exhibit at Fakuma 2015 will demonstrate how DuPont has shaped the polymers industry since it invented nylon in 1935 and modified it to become the world’s first true engineering-grade polymer several years later.

Fig. 1: DuPont

Over the years DuPont™ Zytel® nylon has shaped not only the engineering polymers market, but helped shape the consumer market. Whether used to replace metal in automotive components or to lower cost and simplify manufacturing in consumer electronics and other diversified industries, product designers quickly embraced the versatility of Zytel® nylon to make expensive and heavy products affordable and accessible.

The DuPont booth at Fakuma will reflect how this advanced material, coupled with DuPont’s broad material portfolio and application development support in the form of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), Process Simulation can continue to create new growth opportunities in a wide range of industries, including automotive, electrical & electronics, food and healthcare. Highlights of where DuPont materials can support market growth include:
  • Lightweight, high-temperature resistant polymer solutions for automotive.
  • Flame retardant and halogen-free grades for electrical & electronics markets.
  • “Special Control” (SC) and “Premium Control” (PC) grades with a greater degree of testing, manufacturing control and regulatory support for medical and healthcare applications.
  • Polymers such as Crastin® SF (Super Fast) series for reducing processing cycle time and enabling thinner parts in automotive and large connector applications.

At DuPont, the advent of high-powered computing combined with state-of-the art materials and highly qualified design experts has taken computer-aided simulation engineering to a new level for their value-chain partners. We’ve stepped up to develop state-of-the-art advanced computer modelling and simulation to help boost confidence in adopting new materials solutions to better provide material design data and part performance analysis to minimize prototyping. And throughout the process we share data and analysis with our partners using CAE standard software suites in a non-proprietary, transparent environment.

“DuPont works with customers throughout the product development cycle, continually advancing materials, supporting design and optimizing for processing and is helping customers predict how our materials will perform from art-to-part,” said Michel Renaud, head of design for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), at DuPont.

Patrick Cazuc, Global Automotive Manager at DuPont added: “The automotive industry ceaselessly seeks materials that will help them reduce vehicle production time, total system costs and environmental impact. To meet these critical targets, automakers and first tier suppliers collaborate with DuPont for expertise in materials, design and processing technologies from the earliest stages of development until the finished vehicle rolls off the manufacturer’s assembly line.”

Visit the DuPont booth (Hall B4 – Stand B4-4201) to see how DuPont can help you take the next step in your design initiatives.

The DuPont Oval Logo, DuPont™, The miracles of science™ and all product names denoted with ® are trademarks or registered trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company or its affiliates.

About DuPont

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.

DuPont Performance Polymers works with customers throughout the world to help improve the performance, sustainability and cost of components used in automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics, health care, medical and other diversified industries. DuPont supports product development efforts with more than 40 manufacturing, development and research centers and technical teams to help ensure ideas go to market quickly and cost effectively.

Source: DuPont

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