Arconic Launches New Surface Treatment for Alcoa Wheels in Europe

A new surface treatment has been brought to market by Arconic
Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) has announced that its Alcoa Wheels product portfolio is expanding to include forged aluminium wheels with a combined Dura-Bright/Dura-Flange surface treatment.

The new treatment offers more protection against rim flange wear, doubling the service life of the wheel while continuing to require low maintenance: extensive testing of the finish across customer fleets showed the wheels displayed no signs of rim flange wear even after 240,000 kilometers.  The treatment also kept its high-shine, high quality appearance after hundreds of washes, which would result in reduced maintenance costs.

“Arconic has combined two proven and tested innovations in the Dura-Bright/Dura-Flange surface treatment.  The result is a wheel that maintains its premium, high-shine appearance while, allowing fleets to increase payload and reduce fuel and maintenance costs,” said István Katus, Vice President and General Manager Arconic Wheel Products Europe, Middle-East and Africa.

Alcoa Wheels with the Dura-Bright/Dura-Flange treatment are targeted for logging fleets, city bus fleets and city bus operators: the frequent shift of these vehicles’ load increases flange wear and tear, making their low maintenance characteristics more beneficial.  The new Dura-Bright/Dura-Flange Alcoa Wheels are available through distributors.

About the author

Richard Wilson is the deputy editor for Commercial Tyre Business. Since 2015, Richard has worked as a correspondent for all of the titles across the Valebridge Publications Ltd Group namely: Retreading Business, Tyre & Rubber Recycling, The Tyreman and Truck and Bus News. Richard has worked on/off from the age of 16 for the company and whilst gaining a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Business Studies at Coventry University, he developed his writing skills at the University paper and more recently writing his own independent blog.


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