Two iconic brands partner on one instantly recognizable vehicle
Airstream travel trailers – with their distinctive silver bullet shape and classic aluminum design – are instantly recognizable. Introduced in the 1930s, the Airstream’s sleek, futuristic body is an icon of modern design and a testament to manufacturing excellence and durability – nearly 70 percent of all Airstreams ever built are still on the road.
Photo courtesy of Airstream
Arconic is proud that our products and solutions have helped Airstreamers travel with style and functionality for decades, as we’ve been supplying aluminum sheet to Airstream manufacturer Thor Industries for more than 50 years.
Our partnership doesn’t end there. Our engineers developed a product for automotive trim parts that could be adapted to meet Airstream's needs for appearance, durability and environmental compliance.Since a design icon needs to protect its good looks, we also engineered a thermally-cured, clear polymer coating that shrugs off the sun’s rays without breaking a sweat. No cracking, peeling or fading. And because it’s made with lightweight aluminum, the Airstream has increased fuel efficiency and a lower carbon footprint, making it environmentally sound.
Arconic and Airstream – helping generations of travelers discover their next adventure.