Wheel arch, the arch-shaped cavity which houses a wheel, plays an important role in terms of safety: in case of collision, in fact, the flexibility of this component helps to reduce possible damages to both pedestrians and other cars.

Furthermore, wheel arch protects the car from pebbles, mud, ice… which could damage or dirty the vehicle, and increases also the level of insulation from wheel noise.

For this reasons, wheel arch is manufactured in thermoplastic materials with the highest level of flexibility.

Cannon provides several solutions for processing this kind of lightweight reinforced thermoplastics (LWRT): different systems of material heating and forming are developed to adapt to the specific raw materials to be formed and to the customer’s needs.

Forming Lines

Forming thermoplastic composite materials

Moulds

Design, development and suppy of moulds

Example of wheel arch plant