Non-metal bumper sports chrome finish
Jan 1, 2004 12:00 PM
Hendrickson's new Aero Bright, a mirror-finish, non-metal bumper, delivers durability and high-impact resistance in a lightweight package. The company expects to have a full line of HAB bumpers available by 2004.
Aero Bright is a composition of formable, shiny, weatherable films and thick-sheet thermoforming technology.
Thermoforming starts with a flat rectangular sheet of plastic clamped to a frame and heated to a specific temperature. The sheet is then pulled tightly over a tool with a vacuum. After cooling, trimming completes the shaping.
To achieve strength and durability, special manufacturing techniques are used to retain the thickness of material when forming the HAB bumper. This technology may also be adapted to grilles, headlight bezels, and other components. Hendrickson holds exclusive rights to this weatherable film technology for the Class 5-8 commercial vehicle industry.
For complete details, phone Hendrickson at 800-356-6737.
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