Geneva, Switzerland – DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers has received a “Supplier of the Year 2017” award from ContiTech Vibration Control GmbH for its Hytrel constant velocity joint (CVJ) boot solutions.
Part of the a DowDuPont Specialty Products Division business, the company was selected as one of five suppliers of ContiTech, from a field of 185 competitors, DuPont said in an 11 June release.
DuPont was the only raw material supplier to be honoured.
The materials supplier said it was recognised for “the superior quality” of its products as well as its “dependability and commitment to technical and commercial excellence.”
“The strong collaboration with ContiTech Vibration Control is already leading to new projects, starting with Zytel PA66 resin for injection moulding and extrusion, that will contribute to expanding our business with Continental," said Rudy van Engen, sales director, central Europe.
Hytrel thermoplastic elastomers are described by DuPont as “delivering the flexibility of rubber, the strength of plastic, and the processability of thermoplastic.”
CVJs allow the drive shaft to transmit power through a variable angle, at a constant rotational speed, without a considerable increase in friction.
Additionally, Hytrel is wear resistant and flexible, improving the durability of CVJ boots, protecting the vehicle’s rotating shaft from road debris and axle grease.