Sloan Transportation Products announced that it has begun marketing Michelin brand wiper blades to the heavy-duty aftermarket in North America.

The Michelin Heavy Duty Wiper Blade is available in both regular and winter blades models. The rubber blade is covered with a graphite coating that reduces friction and extends blade life, according to Sloan. The high nickel content of the 304 stainless steel used for the hardware components lends added strength and protection from rust and corrosion.

The winter blade has a premium silicone boot that the company says resists cracking at temperatures as low as -40 deg. Celsius.

The Michelin wiper blades are available in a bulk blade program that is particularly effective for fleets as a way to save time, space and cost, according to Douglas Thomson, vp-sales & marketing. The blades come 10 to a box, which means technicians can retrieve them without going through the hassle of opening a sealed blister package.