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January 27, 2014 9:30 AM, EST
Alcoa Introduces New Aluminum Wheel

Alcoa Inc. said it has introduced a new aluminum commercial-truck wheel designed to resist corrosion caused by road salts and weather.

The new product, the Dura-Bright EVO wheel, is now available in Europe, the company said in the Jan. 23 announcement. Alcoa said it expects to roll out the wheel in all other markets in 2015.

Alcoa said its new wheel is 10 times more resistant to corrosion and up to three times more resistant to the chemicals used in the strongest truck-wash cleaning agents, enabling a wider variety of cleaning options to simplify maintenance.

“The Dura-Bright EVO wheel is Alcoa’s easiest-to-maintain wheel yet, meaning it can stand up against the harshest weather, road salts, grime and cleaning agents that can corrode and dull standard commercial truck wheels,” Tim Myers, president of Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products, said in a statement.

The company said it is producing the wheel at its manufacturing plant in Székesfehérvár, Hungary.