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DuPont shows auto composite impact beam at K preview


GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — DuPont Performance Polymers has developed a composite technology based on its Zytel nylon 66 material which has passed crash tests performed by French car maker PSA Peugeot Citroen on a side impact beam. Using DuPont Vizilon — the name for the composite technology, which is still in development — in the beam led to a 40 percent weight reduction vs. the original beam made from ultra-high strength steel.

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