Turbocharged engines have been getting increased attention from a global auto industry looking for ways to get more power out of smaller — and more efficient — engines.
And makers of those systems are turning to plastics for help.
Wilmington-based DuPont Co. is providing its Zytel Plus nylon for three hot- and cool-side charge air coolers for turbo systems built by Tata Toyo Radiators of Pune, India.
Charge air coolers quickly cool hot air generated by the turbocharger before the air is forced through the induction system. Cooler air improves combustion efficiency.
“Turbo systems are one of several technologies the industry is quickly adopting to boost the performance of smaller, more efficient engines,” Patrick Ferronato, automotive director for DuPont Performance Polymers, said in a Jan. 19 news release.
Tata Toyo selected Zytel Plus for protection against harsh elements in turbo-diesel systems.