Aftermarket Parts

Hapco’s line of high strength plastics and mold rubbers have been used to make aftermarket car parts for decades. Whether it’s a custom add-on to a new car, or an antique headlight that is no longer manufactured, Hapco has the materials and equipment to bring your ideas to life.

In addition to cars and trucks, Hapco’s materials and equipment have been used to create motorcycle components, bicycle components, and boating equipment. Our Tuffalloy™ Series liquid plastics have been used to mimic the properties of thermoplastics which are commonly used in car manufacturing.

Aftermarket parts are components or accessories not part of the original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM) product using third-party manufacturers to fit a variety of makes and models. They may use them to boost performance or alter the aesthetic of a vehicle. 

Hapco has been supplying with high-quality resins and equipment to this industry for decades.  In this article, we will discuss aftermarket components, as well as the various applications and advantages of using Hapco Inc. products. 

Aftermarket components applications

Elastomeric urethane rubber is a versatile polymer used in aftermarket parts. These two-component systems are 100% solids, meaning there are no volatile organic compounds (VOC)’s to worry about. These semi-rigid urethanes have many potential applications, a few of which are: 

  • Styling: Aftermarket parts can customize the look of your car or truck. 
  • Performance: Some aftermarket parts improve your vehicle’s performance. 
  • Replacement: Aftermarket parts replace worn or damaged OEM parts. 

Not only have Hapco’s materials and equipment been used to manufacture car and truck components, but they have also been used to create motorcycle parts, bicycle components, and boating equipment.  

What are aftermarket parts and why are they essential for your car or truck? 

There are several reasons why people manufacture aftermarket components for your automobile or truck. Sometimes, OEM parts may no longer be available for certain model cars, or you may prefer the style or performance of aftermarket components over the OEM equivalent.  

Polyurethane suspension bushings are used in place of plastic or rubber bushings because of their superior wear resistance. In addition, the hardness or color of these automotive bushings can be custom designed for each type of vehicle or usage.  

Advantages of using Hapco, Inc. for all your aftermarket needs 

Hapco, Inc. is a leading formulator, manufacturer, and distributor of polyurethane elastomer and epoxy adhesives, coatings, release agents, and other liquid molding technologies. 

Our Tuffalloy™ Series liquid plastics have unique properties and can be used to create products similar to the thermoplastics typically used in production car manufacturing. The Balance notes aftermarket parts are identical to OEM parts in quality and performance but customized to fit various makes and models, making them more versatile and less expensive. 

Hapco, Inc. has the experience and expertise to help you find the right resin or composite system for your aftermarket component requirements. We offer a wide range of high-quality resin systems, dispensing equipment, so you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. If you have any questions, contact us today to learn more about our products and services.