By Liz White, ERJ staff
Wilmington, Delaware-DuPont has launched ACE, a new acrylic co-elastomer that it says “cost-effectively fills the gap between high- and mid-range elastomers.”
ACE is intended to meet the needs of the global automotive industry for various hoses and ducts, according to the rubber producer. DuPont describes ACE as a replacement for materials such as epichlorohydrin rubber (ECO), chlorinated polyethylene elastomers (CPE) and ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA-high VA content) and in some cases ethylene acrylic elastomers.
“In terms of performance and cost benefit…