DuPont Mobility & Materials recently announced that it has been named a finalist in the annual R&D 100 Awards for two of its solutions in the mechanical/materials category. The two DuPont finalists for 2021 are:
- BETAMATE™ 2090 crash-resistant adhesive, which is used for electric vehicle battery housing assembly to help reduce mass and increase safety. The material reportedly bonds the base cooling plate to the battery box structure to help ensure the structural integrity and crash performance of the entire battery compartment through the lifetime of the vehicle.
- Delrin® renewable-attributed polyoxymethylene (POM) was the first POM certified by International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC), according to mass balance principles, to be comprised of 100% bio-feedstock from waste and manufactured using 100% renewable energy. DuPont reports that the product exhibits excellent mechanical properties and enables the design of functional parts with an improved carbon handprint.
“DuPont’s sustainability goals are aggressive and it’s gratifying to have two important technologies named as R&D 100 finalists that also showcase our commitment,” said Randy Stone, President, DuPont Mobility & Materials. “We continue to grow our portfolio of solutions that support vehicle electrification and products with a reduced footprint. We are proud of the recognition of these efforts through the prestigious R&D 100 Awards.”
In the past eight years, DuPont has been named a finalist 17 times and has been the winner of six R&D 100 Awards. This year, the R&D Awards received entries from 17 different countries/regions, and nominations were judged by 50 industry professionals across the globe. The winners will be announced later this year.