AUBANGE, Belgium (Oct. 3)—Federal-Mogul Corp. this month will introduce its version of the new "flat" wiper blade into the European aftermarket. The manufacturer also is quoting on original equipment applications in both Europe and North America, said Gurdev Orjela, global director of technology for Federal-Mogul´s Wiper Division. Like Trico´s Beam Blade, and similar flat blade products from Valeo S.A. and Robert Bosch Corp., the X1 blade has a lower profile and better resistance to windlift at high speeds. It reduces the number of metal superstructure components by at least a third to only eight for reduced freeze-up during icy conditions, Orjela said.
Federal-Mogul to introduce wiper blade into European aftermarket
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