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

Combines Innovative Offerings to Advance Vehicle Electrification, Autonomy and Connectivity


WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 27, 2018 – 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:

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  • 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.

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About DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers

DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers (T&AP), a DowDuPont Specialty Products Division business, delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to the transportation, electronics, industrial and consumer markets. T&AP partners with its customers to drive innovation by utilizing its expertise and knowledge in polymer and materials science.  T&AP works with customers throughout the value chain to enable material systems solutions for demanding applications and environments.

About DowDuPont Specialty Products Division

DowDuPont Specialty Products, a division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, building and construction, health and wellness, food and worker safety. DowDuPont intends to separate the Specialty Products Division, which will be called DuPont, into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found at