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Alcoa’s aluminum wheel design reduces rim flange wear

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Alcoa Wheel and Forged Products has introduced Dura-Flange, an aluminum wheel with a treatment o...


CLEVELAND, Ohio — Alcoa Wheel and Forged Products has introduced Dura-Flange, an aluminum wheel with a treatment on the rim that guards against excessive rim wear.

Alcoa’s patented Dura-Flange treatment was developed for applications where loads are heavy and prone to shifting, causing tire walls to rub against the wheel rims. Dura-Flange wheels are the only aluminum wheels that offer additional protection for trucking applications most susceptible to this type of wear.

Testing has shown that Dura-Flange treated wheels can double the life of the wheel, said Mark Holtz, marketing manager, commercial vehicle wheels and accessories for Alcoa Wheel and Forged Products.

"The Dura-Flange treatment retards excess wear and enables fleets to specify aluminum wheels and feel comfortable that they’ll perform to the standards they’ve come to expect from Alcoa," said Holtz.

For more details visit www.alcoawheels.com.


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