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Delrin® for Automotive Applications

Delrin® for automotive and transportation applications 

For automotive and transport applications that demand spring-like properties, low wear and friction, reduced noise (especially in new generation electric vehicles) and the ultimate in acetal mechanical properties, Delrin® homopolymer acetal is the superior choice.

Delrin® is long established in the world of automotive polymers and is supported by an extensive range of automotive approvals.

Delrin® properties

It may not be visible from the driver’s seat, but Delrin® acetal supports many of the moving mechanisms inside your vehicle. Delrin® homopolymer acetal is responsible for the smooth operation of your electric windows, air conditioning vents, sound system volume control, and much more.

The inherent properties of Delrin® make it the perfect solution for automotive and transportation applications:

  • Low wear and friction resulting in smooth operation with minimal energy
  • Excellent mechanical strength providing metal replacement options for light-weighting vehicles
  • Low emission technology for reducing in-car volatiles
  • Spring-like properties for clip and buckle applications
  • Excellent chemical resistance to fuel (highly suitable for fuel filler caps)
  • Noise reduction due to its inherent low friction attribute (a very important feature in low noise electric vehicles)

Delrin® automotive approvals

Delrin® has been the polymer material of choice in the automotive sector since polymers were first used in the 1970s. There is an extensive list of automotive approvals for Delrin® automotive applications, which can be found on the DuPont™ website.

Delrin® CPE for Automotive Applications

Delrin® CPE technology continues to set standards for low emission polymer requirements, and this is in particular demand in the automotive sector. Delrin® homopolymer acetal is a vital material for car interior applications.

To discover more about Delrin® CPE, visit our dedicated Delrin® CPE section.

Delrin® CPE is the optimal material choice to improve the environment you travel in whilst leveraging the excellent mechanical properties Delrin® homopolymer acetal has to offer.

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Seatbelt Release Buttons

Air Vents

Sunroof Slide Surfaces

Seatbelt Adjustment Mechanisms

Internal Window Mechanisms

Indicator Arms

Control knobs

Delrin® in Action

Adaptive Headlight Gear Mechanisms Adaptive Headlight Gear Mechanisms Modern automotive designs provide more safety and control for users, including active braking systems, active lane control and active headlight systems. Active headlights simply position the light beam in the direction that the vehicle is turning, pr... Read more
Engine Fuel Pumps Engine Fuel Pumps Hybrid and standard combustion engines require fuel to be pumped from the tank to the engine. Fuel pumps are mounted on the fuel tank themselves and often employ the outstanding properties of Delrin® homopolymer acetal. Properties suitable f... Read more
Wiring and Panel Clips Wiring and Panel Clips Delrin® homopolymer acetal supports the effective and efficient routing of all the complex wiring harnesses around a vehicle, as well as attaching interior panels to the steel framework of the vehicle. Designs can rely on spring legs that co... Read more
Automotive Control Interior Switches Automotive Control Interior Switches There are many switches and wheel rotation controls inside an automotive vehicle. These are to control the car temperature, to open and close windows, to activate special features, to control audio features and much more. Beneath the various control ... Read more
Electric Car Door Mechanisms Electric Car Door Mechanisms There have been huge advancements in the automotive sector in recent years, with sophisticated car designs, extensive ergonomic improvements and, of course, growth in the electric car sector. Polymers in general – and specifically Delrin®&n... Read more
Electric Windows Electric Windows Electric windows are a standard feature of most modern-day vehicles. Operated from either within the vehicle or from the remote control, modern designs glide smoothly with very little noise. It is Delrin® homopolymer’s inherent propert... Read more
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