Racing & Performance

DEI Introduces EXO Series™ Line and Hose Protection

Avon Lake, OH (February 15, 2017)…DEI’s EXO Series™ Sleeving has all the features of DEI’s popular Fire Sleeve™ with one benefit that makes it ideal for off-road racing, dirt track or extreme sports. Like the Fire Sleeve, the DEI EXO Sleeve is constructed of high temperature resistant glass material woven into a 100% silicone sleeve. The exception is that the EXO Sleeve has a 304 stainless steel exoskeleton exterior mesh that provides an added layer of protection to wires, lines and hoses exposed to harsh or abrasive conditions.

The EXO Sleeve withstands up to 500°F of direct continuous heat or 2000°F intermittent heat and works as a thermal insulator for wiring, hoses and oil, brake and transmission lines. This sleeve, encapsulated with a stainless steel mesh, allows for air flow around the silicone sleeve when in direct contact with a hot surface making it excellent to use around hot exhaust systems and headers.

DEI Introduces Black Titanium™ Exhaust Wrap with Carbon Fiber Look

Avon Lake, OH (March 15, 2017)…DEI, trusted thermal experts for the automotive aftermarket, now offers a new Black Titanium™ Exhaust Wrap in four available lengths.

Composed of pulverized lava rock extruded into woven fibers, this premium wrap with LR Technology is designed for maximum strength, durability and long-lasting use. Like the original Titanium Wrap, DEI’s Black Titanium Wrap maximizes horsepower and performance by reducing underhood temperatures and maintaining high exhaust gas velocity. Wrapped headers and exhaust also reduces the incidence of heat soak, can prevent harmful burns, protect heat-sensitive underhood components, and reduce the level of heat transmitted through the firewall and floor of the vehicle for a more comfortable interior.

BLAST AWAY DIRT AND GRIME WITH NEW 3M™ HIGH POWER BRAKE CLEANER

Over time, brakes become contaminated with dirt, dust, oil and other residue, which can lead to friction build up. To help drivers keep their brakes functioning at optimal levels, 3M Auto today announced the launch of its new 3M™ High Power Brake Cleaner, which utilizes an ultra-powerful cleaner to effectively remove oil and other contaminants.

With the help of 3M High Power Brake Cleaner, you can now spray away oil and containments at a substantially faster rate, while using significantly less product per job. . The technology behind 3M’s new High VOC Brake Cleaner removes oil up to two times faster than the previous 3M formulation of equivalent VOC level. Similarly, its new highly improved Low VOC Brake Cleaner works up to eight times faster.

CRC Industries, Inc. Acquires Weld-Aid Products

Horsham, PA –CRC Industries, Inc. announces the acquisition of Weld-Aid Products, a leading manufacturer and marketer in maintenance chemicals serving the welding and metalworking business segments.
Located in Detroit, Michigan, Weld-Aid Products was established in 1958 as a division of the Roy Smith Welding Supply Company and quickly realized there were opportunities to improve the efficiency of the wire feed process in the welding marketplace. Today, Weld-Aid products are designed to both clean and lubricate the wire, reducing friction as the wire is fed to the torch. A full line of welding and metal protection products are marketed, including category-leading products in zinc coatings, anti-spatter and lubricants.
Customers are served through two major selling divisions: the aftermarket division for welding-related cleaning and lubrication products and the zinc rich coatings division, specializing in products and solutions for the galvanizing and infrastructure markets.

DEI Introduces Go-Kart Reflective Arm Band Sleeve

Avon Lake, OH (April 18, 2017)…In Go-Kart racing, the racer’s arm can be in close proximity to the engine and exhaust. The heat alone from the exhaust can be uncomfortable for drivers.

To reduce the potential risk of burns, thermal specialist, DEI, now offers added protection with its Go-Kart Reflective Arm Band Sleeve. Heat resistant, the thermal sleeve reduces the transfer of heat and improves the driver’s comfort.

Available in three sizes – small, medium and large, the sleeve slips easily over the racer’s suit, protecting drivers arm and suit from the forearm to the shoulder. Developed with DEI’s heat reflective material with an inner elastic liner, it provides a snug, yet comfortable fit allowing for normal movement while protecting from direct heat up to 400° F.

Size Part # MSRP
Small: 010866 $59.49
Medium: 010861 $61.54
Large: 010867 $63.59

DEI Muffler Shield Kit

Avon Lake, Ohio –DEI’s Muffler Shield Kit is constructed of 10 mil dimpled aluminum with a 1/8” needle glass insulator. The result is a clean-looking shield that greatly reduces radiant heat resulting in a cooler cabin interior and overall component protection from the effects of extreme heat.

Easy to trim, it is designed to wrap around most any size muffler with a secure fit. The kit includes one 42” x 24” Muffler Shield and two 40” x ½” wide heavy duty 304 stainless steel positive locking ties.

For more information about DEI’s new Muffler Shield Kit, part #010455, or other Made in the USA DEI thermal products, visit www.designengineering.com, call 800-264-9472, or e-mail: sales@DesignEngineering.com. To keep up with the very latest DEI product introductions and company news connect on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or subscribe to DEI’s You Tube channel.

DEI Introduces Heat Shroud GOLD™

Avon Lake, Ohio (July 11, 2017)…DEI now offers its popular Heat Shroud™ with hook and loop closure for quick installation on fuel lines, wire, hose and cable, in a heat reflective Gold material for the highest level of thermal protection.

DEI first introduced its successful Reflect-A-GOLD™ as a lightweight, low-clearance material to protect sensitive components from extreme heat swings from hot to cold. Heat Shroud GOLD is a metalized polyamide polymer laminated to a 20 oz. heat treated glass cloth material, capable of handling continual temperatures up to 850°F. In addition to its heat reflecting properties, Heat Shroud GOLD also provides additional protection against oil, dirt and road grime, and resistant to UV degradation. For installation, there is no need to remove wires or hoses to install. Simply measure, trim, wrap and close around existing fuel lines, wire, hose and cable.

DEI Expands Safety Product Line

Avon Lake, OH (July 18, 2017)…Safety comes first at DEI. In addition to the company’s core thermal and acoustic performance products, DEI is expanding its line of safety products for protection at the garage, dyno or race track. The latest additions include:

Safety Glasses—DEI impact resistant safety glasses that provide 99 % UV protection and meets ANSI Z87 general purpose requirements for protection and passes MIL-PRF 32432 high-velocity impact standards. They are available in a black frame with either clear (part #070513), yellow (part #070514), or smoke colored lenses (part #070515).

DEI Introduces Form-A-Shield™

Avon Lake, OH (January 20, 2017)…Design Engineering, a leading innovator of heat and sound solutions for the aftermarket, introduces Form-A-Shield™, a new thermal product that can be applied directly to hot surfaces to provide outstanding heat protection. Made of flexible 10 mil dimpled aluminum with 1/4” high-temperature basalt insulation, DEI’s Form-A-Shield withstands direct temps to +1400°F.

Form-A-Shield offers outstanding thermal protection against direct and radiant heat for electrical components, wire, hose or plastic parts, positioned in close proximity to headers, manifolds, mufflers or transmissions. It can be applied either mechanically, or with DEI’s Hi-Temp Spray Adhesive. The product is extremely pliable, easy to trim and conforms to almost any shape. Sizes are available in either 42” x 48” (Part # 050516) or 21” x 48” (Part # 050517) and are ready for immediate shipment.

Design Engineering, Inc. Joins the DCi Sales Network – Parts Now Searchable on CatalogRack.com

Avon Lake, Ohio (March 20, 2017)...DEI has joined DCi. DEI, a leading manufacturer and supplier of thermal and acoustic performance parts to the automotive aftermarket has joined DCi the leading source for connecting sellers and buyers with comprehensive electronic cataloging services.

Effective immediately, all DEI branded products including DEI protective thermal and insulating products, Boom Mat™ acoustic and sound deadening products, CryO2™ cryogenic intake systems and accessories, and the company’s full line of performance coolant additives are featured on CatalogRack.com.

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