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DuPont: Nylon resins launched for automotive components

DuPont (Wilmington, Delaware / USA; www.dupont.com) has launched a new range of high performance engineering resins targeted at under-the-hood automotive applications. The company said the products, part of its “Zytel” range of nylon resins, can significantly extend the performance life of under-the-hood automotive components, enabling further replacement of metals with lighter weight plastics. Zytel PLUS can improve heat performance by 30-40 °C compared with traditional nylons, DuPont said.

The products use DuPont’s Shield technology, which uses polymer modifications and additives to enhance performance.

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