A white paper detailing fuel efficiency test results on Aero Clad bumper technology has been released by Hendrickson Bumper and Trim. According to the company, independent third party SAE J1321 Type II testing has validated that replacing bumpers with Hendrickson Aero Clad products produced no adverse effect on fuel consumption.
Proprietary to Hendrickson, Aero Clad material is a combination of aluminum and stainless steel that is formed through molecular bonding of the two metals. The result is a mirror-like material that is ten times thicker than chrome plating and nearly half the weight of traditional metal bumpers. Aero Clad technology is currently available on several truck models.
Hendrickson Bumper and Trim commissioned two SAE J1321 Type II fuel consumption tests to prove that a metal bumper could provide the look, durability and ground clearance desired while not degrading the consumption of fuel. Each test utilized identical vehicles with one variable, a control vehicle with a factory supplied plastic bumper as a baseline, and test vehicles utilizing Aero Clad bumpers.
For a copy of the white paper titled: “Fuel Consumption Testing Proves Aero Clad Bumper Technology Offers Fuel Efficiency Without Compromise”, visit www.hendrickson-intl.com/AERO