TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – June 1, 2015) – Diamond Kote is pleased to introduce DK9000-AL – the only electronic corrosion prevention module designed specifically to fight aluminum oxidization on vehicles. Building upon the technology and corrosion-fighting power of the DK9000, the bestselling corrosion control module for steel, DK9000-AL is calibrated for the specific aluminum alloy used in vehicle manufacture.
DK9000-AL combines electronically controlled impressed current and aluminum-specific sacrificial anode technology to combat the electrochemical process of oxidization. It emits a low voltage current throughout a vehicle’s metal to attract and neutralize free electrons – effectively guarding it against harmful corrosion.
Stephen Clelland, President of WGI Manufacturing, the makers of Diamond Kote, says, “It’s a scientific fact that the properties of aluminum are not the same as those of steel – and they corrode differently. The market demanded aluminum body vehicles, and Diamond Kote engineered the first and only technology to protect them specifically.”
Aluminum vehicle demand is expected to surge, as automakers strive to slash vehicle weights and increase fuel efficiency. Ford is on board, reinventing North America’s favourite pickup, with their aluminum-alloy 2015 F-150. Aluminum bodies are also featured on models by General Motors, Chevrolet, Land Rover, Range Rover, Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes Benz, and Tesla Motors.
Lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles are good news for the environment. Remaining true to their green commitment, Diamond Kote is the only company with a product available to protect these lighter vehicle bodies. It has been predicted that, within a decade, every leading automaker will have an aluminum body program in place.* Diamond Kote’s DK9000-AL is ready now.
Diamond Kote is Canada’s longest serving manufacturer and supplier of automotive appearance and protection products and programs. Founded in 1968 by Charles S. Walker, the Diamond Kote brand has become an internationally renowned product name in North America, Europe and China. For more information, please visit: www.diamondkote.com.
DK9000-AL is available exclusively in Canada through IA-SAL & IA-VAG, Canada’s leader in automotive business office performance enhancement: www.iasal.ca.
*Ducker Worldwide, “2015 North American Light Vehicle Content Study,” June 2014.