21 Jun 2024
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Simply Brands hails wiper blade lab tests result

Simply Brands said its recently-launched wiper blade range has passed independent lab testing at the Akron Rubber Development Laboratory in the US.

Prior to launch, the wiper blade range was developed and tested in the UK over a nine-month period.

Simply said the US testing was done under OE-standard (SAE J 903 C) conditions and, as well as testing initial wipe quality, the wipers were put through a 500,000-wipe cycle durability test.

Completing the testing for the flat blades was a wind-lift test, which Simply said showed a result of zero wind lift even at speeds of 100mph.

The multi-fit flat blade offering covers 98% of the car parc and consists of 15 SKUs with eight OE fit adaptors that cater for the 10 most popular OE arm types, Simply said. This includes a retro fit hook adaptor to upgrade older vehicles to the latest flat blade technology.

The conventional blade range has 11 SKUs in lengths 280mm-700mm and all have a metal vented frame design with a universal pre-attached adaptor to fit all hook wiper arms, as well as legacy side pin and 7mm bayonet wiper arms.

Simply Brands business development manager Sam Robinson said: “We tested and developed our wiper blade programme in the UK on our own custom built test rig over a nine-month period, so we were more than confident in the performance and durability. But we recognise that for customer confidence it can be important to get an independent opinion, where there’s nowhere to hide!”

Simply Brands products are distributed in the UK and Ireland exclusively through JRP Distribution.