Tenneco Supplies Advanced Elastomer Technology for New Freightliner Cascadia Models

Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN) announced today that it is supplying commercial vehicle manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) with Clevite® Controlled Torque™ spring eye bushings for new Freightliner Cascadia® Class 8 tractors. 

Exhibiting high conical stiffness and low torsional breakaway, Tenneco’s patented Controlled Torque bushing is designed to provide OE manufacturers the freedom to assemble vehicle suspension systems at any preferred position – not just at vehicle ride height. In addition to providing greater assembly flexibility, it offers improved durability and performance over conventional options, as well as a lower-cost alternative to spring eye bearings in a relatively small package.


“At Tenneco, we are continuously leveraging our knowledge and technical capabilities to offer vehicle manufacturers highly engineered solutions designed with superior NVH isolation,” said Steve Pohlman, vice president and general manager, global elastomers. “The Clevite Controlled Torque bushing is one of the latest in a long series of innovations in elastomer technologies that help to set Tenneco apart from the competition.”


Previously, OEMs were limited to choosing between steel-threaded pivots that require maintenance and provide limited NVH reduction or conventional elastomer bushings that sacrifice conical stiffness and torsional articulation. Available for use for spring eye bushing applications since 2015, the Controlled Torque bushing eliminates the need for compromise by offering the superior durability of a pivot and the on-road performance of an elastomer bushing.


The Controlled Torque bushing is an ideal solution for applications in which high loads or a high amount of suspension travel is common, or where a vehicle assembly aid is desired. It features a curled cartridge bushing designed to accommodate high radial and axial loads along with an integrated bearing that allows for 360º torsion articulation and helps to significantly reduce noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) during driving.


Controlled Torque bushings are designed and engineered at Tenneco’s Clevite Elastomers plant in Milan, Ohio, and manufactured in Reynosa, Mexico.

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About Tenneco   
Headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, Tenneco is one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and marketers of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and technology solutions for diversified markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway equipment and the aftermarket, with 2017 revenues of $9.3 billion and approximately 32,000 employees worldwide.  
On October 1, 2018, Tenneco completed the acquisition of Federal-Mogul, a leading global supplier to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with nearly 55,000 employees globally and 2017 revenues of $7.8 billion.  Additionally, the company expects to separate its businesses to form two new, independent companies, an Aftermarket and Ride Performance company as well as a new Powertrain Technology company, in late 2019.

About the Future Aftermarket and Ride Performance Company
Following the separation, the aftermarket and ride performance company will be one of the largest global multi-line, multi-brand aftermarket companies, and one of the largest global OE ride performance and braking companies.  The aftermarket and ride performance company’s principal product brands will feature Monroe®, Walker®, Clevite®Elastomers, MOOG®, Fel-Pro®, Wagner®, Champion® and others. The Aftermarket and Ride Performance company would have 2017 pro-forma revenues of $6.4 billion, with 57% of those revenues from aftermarket and 43% from original equipment customers. 
About the Future Powertrain Technology Company
Following the separation, the powertrain technology company will be one of the world’s largest pure-play powertrain companies serving OE markets worldwide with engineered solutions addressing fuel economy, power output, and criteria pollution requirements for gasoline, diesel and electrified powertrains. The powertrain technology company would have 2017 pro-forma revenues of $10.7 billion, serving light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway and industrial markets.

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