AutoFocus #19: 2012


Welcome to AutoFocus, the global e-Newsletter bringing you the latest on high-performance polymer solutions in automotive.


The theme of this issue is "innovation" and the benefits of science-powered collaboration with DuPont. There's no better demonstration of what we mean than by looking at the track record of the DuPont Automotive Center in Nagoya, Japan. Since 2005 the Center has hosted more than 9,400 visitors and generated 370 new product innovations for automotive customers. That's impressive. We've renamed it the DuPont Japan Innovation Center to reflect its expanded capabilities. DuPont also recently opened its first Innovation Center in the USA to accelerate introduction of new products and applications in support of the automotive industry. The new center in Troy, Michigan, is Detroit's gateway to DuPont technology worldwide, and will promote even closer collaboration with the company's partners in the industry. This is DuPont's fourth Innovation Center focused on automotive, following those located in Pune, India; Seoul, Korea; and Nagoya, Japan.


The latest ethylene acrylic elastomers (AEM) are providing real step-change improvements in performance and customer value—Goodyear's Veyance Technologies confirmed that by using DuPont™ Vamac® Ultra HT AEM to boost turbocharger hose performance.


And in an era of longer warranties, hotter engines and more aggressive lubricants that shorten the life of many elastomers like HNBR, DuPont™ Viton® GFLT-600S fluoroelastomer offers -40°C to +230°C flexibility and life-of-the-vehicle durability in fuel system and water pump seals. Find out how automotive OEMs and part manufacturers are proving the point.


We also have some good news for fluoroelastomers users. DuPont Performance Polymers and Chenguang Chemical Research Institute have announced a 50/50 joint venture to produce and market DuPont™ Viton® fluoroelastomer in China—this means we'll be able to serve you even better in China and other global markets.


We hope this edition inspires you to innovate with us. The next step is to let us know by using this contact us form.


Tsumiyoshi Tsuda, Automotive Marketing Manager Japan, DuPont Performance Polymers

DuPont Japan Innovation Center

Inspiring nearly 10,000 visitors and generating 370 new products to date.

Seals: Viton® GFLT-600S succeeds where HNBR fails

Discover the benefits of APA technology on water pump seals.

New JV in China to better serve Viton® customers

DuPont Performance Polymers and Chenguang Chemical Research Institute announce signing of definitive agreements.