May 13, 2013
Paris Air Show: DuPont Showcases Lighter Weight Materials and High Performance Products to Help Improve Aircraft Performance
Aerospace designers and reliability engineers attending the Paris Air Show will see the full range of innovative aerospace materials and solutions from DuPont that can help improve performance and reliability, reduce weight and fuel consumption and support sustainability of aerospace systems. Under the slogan “Together, we can fly farther, faster, longer and safer”, the company showcases DuPont™ Kalrez® and Vespel® high-performance parts, DuPont™ Teflon® and Tefzel® fluoroplastics, DuPont™ Tedlar® PVF films , DuPont™ Nomex®, DuPont™ Kevlar® honeycomb core structures and fibers and DuPont™ Krytox® high performance lubricants.
February 29, 2012
DuPont™ Kalrez® and Vespel® Earn Prized Aerospace Accreditation
Two United States facilities that manufacture DuPont™ Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer parts and DuPont™ Vespel® parts and shapes have earned Nadcap accreditation. Nadcap is an international benchmark of excellence in meeting the stringent technical requirements that the aerospace industry values and relies on for specialized processes used to manufacture and test their parts.
July 6, 2010
Latest Family of DuPont™ Vespel® Parts Debuts at Farnborough Airshow
The extended wear life and enhanced performance of the DuPont™ Vespel® SCP part family are delivering value and benefits to aerospace systems worldwide. Vespel® SCP parts are sure to attract a great deal of attention at the upcoming Farnborough International Airshow in the U.K. July 19-25. 2010.
April 13, 2010
Advance in DuPont™ Kalrez® Parts Overcomes Challenges of Harsh Oil and Gas Environments
Reliability engineering for harsh oil and gas drilling environments such as deep water and shale has just taken a major step forward with the advent of DuPont™ Kalrez® 0090 perfluoroelastomer O-rings.
In rigorous third-party testing for rapid gas decompression (RGD) resistance per the NORSOK M-710 Rev 2 standard, Kalrez® 0090 O-rings received the best possible rating of 0000. The tests were conducted by the independent Materials Engineering Research Laboratory Ltd.
April 15, 2010
DuPont™ Vespel® Awarded UTC Supplier Gold Certification at Two Sites
United Technologies Corp. (UTC) (NYSE: UTX), parent company of Pratt & Whitney, a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, recently awarded the prestigious UTC Supplier Gold certification to the DuPont™ Vespel® manufacturing site in Valley View, Ohio. In addition, the Newark, Del., facility was re-certified as UTC Supplier Gold for the second straight year.
October 12, 2009
Innovation for the Glass Container Industry
DuPont™ Vespel® delivers improved glass contact part life, reduced damage to the glass and cuts costs in the glass container industry. These benefits are delivered through greatly increased wear resistance, low thermal conductivity, reduced oil absorption and improved impact resistance.
May 6, 2009
Introducing DuPont™ Vespel® SCP Shapes
The new SCP polymer family from DuPont™ Vespel® is now available in shapes. The Vespel® SCP family of products delivers improved part life, reduced weight and cuts costs.
April 11, 2008
ThyssenKrupp Takes On Distribution of DuPont™ Vespel® Shapes in Canada
DuPont Engineering Polymers has recently selected ThyssenKrupp Materials North America as its authorized distributor of Vespel® polyimide stock shapes in Canada. The distributor serves Canadian customers from four strategically located warehouse/sales offices, in Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton and Vancouver.
October 24, 2007
Low-abrasion DuPont™ Vespel® thrust washers lengthen maintenance intervals in automatic gearboxes of buses
The planet wheels in Voith Turbo’s new DIWA®¹.5 automatic gearboxes rotate against low-abrasion DuPont™ Vespel® thrust washers separating them from the planet-wheel carrier. Developed for public transit buses by Voith Turbo, of Heidenheim, Germany, the thrust washers made of DuPont™ Vespel® SP21 polyimide fulfil their function virtually without abrasion, in spite of the high relative rotating speed of more than 20 000 rpm between these components. This permits extremely long maintenance intervals for the highly stressed gearboxes, which are being installed today by all major bus makers.