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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Coating Markets for Teflon® Fluoropolymers: Automotive

The North American automotive parts and accessories market consists of about 4,500 companies and has annual revenues of over $220 billion. Major product categories are transmission and power train components, engines and engine parts, metal stamping, electrical equipment, seating and interior trim, and brake systems. Large companies include Delphi, Lear, Dana, and Johnson Controls, and Eaton. Over 80% of companies employ less than 100 employees.  Industry sales are concentrated among the largest companies.  Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 suppliers all service the automotive OEMs such as Ford, Chrysler, and Toyota.  The demand for new and replacement parts is strongly affected by employment and interest rates. 

Key Benefits of DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings:

  • Low coefficient of friction
  • High chemical resistance
  • Extreme temperature resistance
  • Non-stick
  • Non-wetting surface
  • Electrically non-conductive

Typical Applications:

  • Weld nuts/pierce nuts
  • Air conditioner pistons
  • Springs/hose clamps
  • Seat recliner springs
  • Carburetor parts
  • Intake valves
  • Clutch plates
  • Steering column slip shafts

For more information on the coating markets for DuPont™ Teflon® industrial coatings and resources available, visit our Solution Center

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