AHEAD™- Dow DuPont Smart Solutions for Vehicle Electrification


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Dow DuPont Specialty Products Division Introduces AHEAD™ Initiative – Accelerating Hybrid-Electric Autonomous Driving

A collaborative partner for a robust and growing market

The market for electric/hybrid-electric vehicles is currently experiencing strong and sustained growth. To bring innovative and holistic solutions to this market, including autonomous driving, connectivity and related infrastructure, DowDuPont Specialty Products Division is launching AHEAD™ – a new initiative designed to bring customers solutions and material capabilities from across the new DuPont.

“The creation of a dedicated team and offering targeting vehicle electrification, autonomy and connectivity makes sense for DuPont. It reinforces our history in transportation (100+ years), our experience, expertise and broad differentiated portfolio of technology and solutions,” said Randy Stone, business president, DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers.

“Our AHEAD™ approach builds on recent successes, and by pairing our leading material position with our unmatched capabilities in electronics, we can extend our market leadership in the vehicle electrification and supporting infrastructure space.”

Utilizing adhesives, high-performance elastomers, engineered thermoplastics, fluids/specialty lubricants, electronic materials, high-performance fibers and safety materials, AHEAD™ will provide innovative solutions for:

  • Lightweighting
  • Battery pack components and assembly
  • Thermal management/safety
  • Electric motors
  • Powertrain/chassis
  • Electrical/electronic applications for improved automation including driver assists and self-driving capabilities
  • Support infrastructure (plug-in and induction charging stations, etc.)

DuPont is committed to this initiative and plans to feature AHEAD™ technologies at several upcoming industry events beginning with the opening of our Silicon Valley Technology Center.


The drive toward vehicle electrification, autonomous capabilities and associated infrastructure is creating a highly promising market opportunity.

AHEAD™ (Accelerating Hybrid-Electric Autonomous Driving) is a new initiative made possible through DuPont’s experience and expertise in materials science and electronics that offer clear advantages for vehicle electrification and autonomous vehicle markets.

Lightweighting. Safety. Thermal management. Durability. Reliability. AHEAD™ delivers excellent solutions now and has the global R&D reach and expertise to innovate for the future.

Solutions include:

  • Adhesives
  • High-performance elastomers
  • Engineered thermoplastics
  • Fluids/specialty lubricants
  • Electronic materials
  • High-performance fibers
  • Safety materials

Font: dupont.com, tandap.dupont.com

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