DuPont Co. is introducing a new family of plastics aimed at replacing metal parts usually considered off limits to polymers. The hit list includes exhaust mufflers, oil pans, turbocharger air ducts and numerous other applications that raise eyebrows when mentioned in the same sentence as the word plastics. Parts made from polymers already have conquered many automotive applications formerly made of metal, from body panels to structural members. Plastics also have made huge inroads in ...

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