DuPont Vizilon Thermoplastic Composite (TPC) refers to a growing family of complementary technologies that today includes continuous-glass fiber woven reinforced consolidated sheets. The sheets can be stamped or thermoformed into various shapes. The shaped part can be overmolded with additional resin for added stiffness and to allow for part integration. With strength and stiffness properties comparable—and in many cases superior—to most metals, DuPont Vizilon offers a worthy replacement to metal parts in automotive body and structural components.
By replacing metal parts with DuPont Vizilon thermoplastic composite, automakers can not only realize significant vehicle weight reductions, they can improve the strength and crash-worthiness of their vehicles, enhance parts integration, and simplify the manufacturing process.
Thermoplastic composites offer unique benefits to applications in automotive and they also add value to a broad range of other markets including construction, consumer goods, electronics, and healthcare. We support a global network of regional application development experts who work with customers throughout the value chain. Through collaboration, we can take time, cost and risk out of the product-development cycle so that our customers can innovate with confidence.
DuPont™ Vizilon™ TPC offers these and many more advantages:
- Significant weight reduction
- Superior strength and stiffness versus metals
- Excellent performance in crash applications
- Thermal expansion properties similar to steel
- Compatibility in multimaterial construction
- Significantly less creep than short-fiber resins
- Excellent thermal aging properties
- E-coat compatibility proven up to 220°C
- Greater design versatility
- Improved recyclability
Thanks to our advanced computer-aided engineering (CAE) capabilities, DuPont can simulate the perfomance of Vizilon™ thermoplastic composite in nearly every imaginable circumstance. Our guidance can help you successfully integrate lightweight thermoplastic composite parts at the design stage to realize all the benefits of strength, safety, and weight savings Vizilon™ TPC can bring to your vehicles.
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