(Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) --New Blades Feature Exclusive Technologies Engineered to Keep
Ice and Snow from Adhering, Providing a Smoother, Clearer, Quieter Wipe
Southfield, Michigan, October 30, 2015.ANCO®, "The Clearest Choice® in Wiper Blades," has introduced a highly advanced low-profile beam blade engineered to ensure a smoother, clearer, quieter wipe in extreme winter conditions. New ANCO Winter Extreme(TM) wiper blades feature several exclusive technologies that help keep ice and snow from adhering to the blade and provide the ultimate in performance and durability. ANCO Wipers are manufactured and marketed by Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML).
Available in lengths ranging from 14 to 28 inches, ANCO Winter Extreme blades incorporate several innovative design enhancements to maximize performance and durability in harsh winter conditions. Each blade's exclusive Arctic Armor(TM) hydrophobic spoiler helps repel precipitation and prevent ice build-up on the blade surface. Steel-reinforced end caps have been added for exceptional resistance to common damage caused by blade "slam-downs" and other impacts. In addition, the wipers' new GeoCore(TM) honeycomb spoiler design provides lightweight, flexible protection from damage related to ice scrapers and road debris.
In addition to these unique technologies specific to adverse weather conditions, ANCO Winter Extreme wipers feature the brand's patented Articulated Contact(TM) technology, incorporating a unique spoiler design that reduces wind lift and maintains optimal blade-to-glass contact. This innovative technology, featuring two co-extruded materials, permits unrestricted flexing of the blade for more uniform pressure distribution and improved conformance and contact with the windshield. It also is specially formulated to prevent stiffening of the flexor in cold temperatures.
Each Winter Extreme blade also features the brand's exclusive DuraKlear® Plus rubber compound formulated to deliver a consistent, streak-free wipe.
"The recent shift toward more extreme winters in the Midwest, Northeast and across Canada has created the need for a high-performing, winter-specific beam blade, and ANCO Winter Extreme wipers address this rapidly emerging market opportunity," said Brian Norko, global director of product management, wipers, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. "Our engineering team has done an outstanding job in developing innovative features that help provide the smoother, clearer, quieter wipe and long-lasting performance many vehicle owners are now looking for."
To learn more about ANCO Winter Extreme wipers and other innovative visibility products, please visit the Federal-Mogul Motorparts booth (No. 3217) at next week's Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas or contact your ANCO supplier. Additional information also is available at www.ANCOWipers.com and through the www.GetANCO.mobi electronic catalog for smart phones and tablets. Like ANCO on Facebook (https://www.Facebook.com/ANCOWiperBlades) or follow @ANCOWiperBlades on Twitter for product updates and special promotions.
Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) is a leading global supplier of products and services to the world's manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. The company's products and services enable improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and enhanced vehicle safety.
Federal-Mogul operates two independent business divisions, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the world's most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, chassis, wipers and other vehicle components. The company's aftermarket brands include ANCO® wiper blades; Champion® spark plugs, wipers and filters; AE®, Fel-Pro®, FP Diesel®, Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral®, Payen® and Sealed Power® engine products; MOOG® steering and suspension parts; and Ferodo®, Jurid® and Wagner® brake products.
Federal-Mogul Powertrain designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications.
Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899 and maintains its worldwide headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. The company employs nearly 50,000 in 34 countries. For more information, please visit www.federalmogul.com.
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