A composite bonding adhesive for Audi and a nylon resin from DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers were selected as winners of the 55th annual R&D 100 Awards.
Developed with a team at Audi, BETAFORCE 9050M is a composite bonding adhesive for automotive mass production and multi-material substrates. This adhesive enables significant weight reduction and improves torsional stiffness of the vehicle, resulting in better fuel efficiency and improved CO2 reduction, safety, handling and comfort. Good handling strength after short curing times offers short tack times, which significantly improve manufacturing productivity.
Zytel HTNLTFR52G30NH BL662 laser-transparent halogen-free nylon resin is designed for very thin parts for automotive electrical systems and consumer electronics. It offers a good flame-retardant rating (V0 at 0.4 mm) while maintaining chemical resistance and dimensional stability performance. It may be used to make housings for lithium-ion batteries, a timely innovation as vehicle electrification is revolutionising individual and mass mobility.
“The R&D 100 Awards programme makes it a point to identify and spotlight the top 100 advancements of the past year,” says Scott Collick, Global Research and Development Director, DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers. “Both of these innovative products address specific customer opportunities while providing additional benefits to consumers. We will continue to collaborate and innovate with customers to create solutions that will ultimately benefit the entire transportation industry.”
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