Accuride improves coating technology for steel wheels

Nov 20, 2013 | 12:48 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  Accuride, steel wheels, powder coating, corrosion resistance, Richard F. Dauch, Steel Armor, Craig Kessler, Corinna Petry

CHICAGO — Accuride Corp. has introduced Steel Armor, a proprietary three-phase coating process that employs enhanced corrosion-fighting properties that extend steel wheel service life by about two years compared with standard coatings.

"Corrosion continues to be a multibillion-dollar problem for fleet operations, and demands a solution," Accuride president and chief executive officer Richard F. Dauch said in a statement. "(Steel Armor’s) premium rust protection leap-frogs other wheel coatings....

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