Hendrickson Aero Bright bumper garners honors

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The Hendrickson Aero Bright bumper recently earned the People’s Choice Award and an Automotive Award during the annual Thermoforming Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers. In October, the bumper — a Freightliner Columbia model — went on to earn one of five “blue ribbon” finalist positions for SPE’s Automotive Division parts competition in the body exterior category.

“These achievements are not only the result of significant teamwork with all of the supply partners involved in the creation of Hendrickson Aero Bright products, but also represent a validation of Hendrickson’s credibility as a non-metal component developer,” says Jeff Zawacki, business unit manager for Hendrickson’s Aero Bright and Trim Business unit, based in Joliet, Ill.

Designed to deliver the luster of chrome with lightweight characteristics of plastic, Hendrickson Aero Bright uses thermoplastic poly olefin (TPO) plastic and weatherable paint films with thick-sheet thermoforming technology.