Arconic Launches New Surface Treatment for Alcoa Wheels in Europe
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.