Brand Strengthens Flex Pipe Offering to Accommodate Virtually Any Service Opportunity

Louisville, KY – Walker, a world leader in emission control technologies, will launch new and improved Walker® Flex Pipe, adding to a complete line of emission control solutions for medium, heavy-duty and industrial markets.

“Walker makes it easy to address the needs of almost any service opportunity,” said Bill Shutt, product marketing manager, Walker Commercial Vehicle, North American Aftermarket, Tenneco. “We’re using a completely new construction to provide the ultimate design: leak-free performance, flexible, heavy-duty material and easy installation.”

Using a highly versatile, Flex-LockTM construction, Walker delivers a compression/extension ratio of at least 20 percent, compared to a typical loose construction that tends to leak more and provide poor structural rigidity or an inflexible construction that is difficult to install. In addition, Walker uses state-of-the-art tube-cutting processes to provide a clean, easy-to-install burr-free tube.

Walker Flex Pipe is available in three materials to accommodate almost any service need and application, including 26- or 28-gauge galvanized steel, recommended for applications of up to 600 degrees F; 26-gauge aluminized steel, ideal for applications of up to 1,200 degrees F; and 28-gauge stainless steel, recommended for applications where extreme conditions are prevalent.

Walker Flex Pipe is sold in a variety of popular diameters (from 1- to 6-in.) and various lengths, including 12-in. to 25-ft. precut rolls.

For more information on Tenneco’s emission control products, please visit www.tenneco.com and www.walkerheavyduty.com.

Tenneco is a $6.2 billion manufacturing company with headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois and approximately 21,000 employees worldwide. Tenneco is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of emission control and ride control products and systems for the automotive original equipment market and the aftermarket. Tenneco markets its products principally under the Monroe®, Walker®, Gillet™ and Clevite® Elastomer brand names.


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