Alcoa researches and develops aluminum alloy fuel tanks for trucks
Alcoa has developed an aluminum alloy Dura-Bright fuel tank, landing gear, and composite plates.
The aluminum alloy Dura-Bright fuel tank is resistant to corrosion and does not require polishing on the surface, which can make the surface gloss last for many years. The new aluminum alloy landing gear can reduce the weight of a truck's trailer by 100 pounds, and can meet or exceed all load conditions. This aluminum alloy landing gear, also known as the fifth wheel, uses the Holland Group's proprietary non-lubrication technology. Made of 6061 T6 wrought aluminum plate, it reduces the weight by 100 lbs. compared to the representative steel machined fifth wheel.
The composite plate Aluplate is made by combining a high-strength aluminum alloy plate with an extruded thermoplastic aluminum profile.