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In the quest for better fuel economy and cleaner emissions, the global auto industry is pushing designers, engineers, and material suppliers to come up with continuous improvements in engine efficiency, and new ways to take weight out of the vehicle.
However, there are trade-offs, particularly in engines. To achieve both greater efficiency and weight savings, engines are downsizing — but they are also getting hotter and pressures are increasing, particularly with the growth of turbocharging.
DuPont is putting science to work on vehicle weight reduction to discover and develop lighter-weight alternatives to metal that can withstand the intense heat, the aggressive chemicals, and the high pressures in modern automotive engines. Learn more in part 1 in a series of whitepapers on Air Management!