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Federal-Mogul video explains brake pad tech

Posted on May 12, 2014

Federal Mogul Corp. had added a brief technical video on the industry’s transition to low- and zero-copper brake pads to the Wagner Brake brand’s website. The video describes the science behind Wagner ThermoQuiet low-copper technology.

The company says it is leading the industry’s rapid transition to low-copper technology and its Wagner Brake brand provides a full line of highly advanced ceramic disc brake pads that comply with 2021 low-copper requirements.

The new video, featuring Federal-Mogul Product Development Manager Sarah Olson, explains the global implications of recent legislation mandating the dramatic reduction of copper and other potentially hazardous materials in original equipment and replacement brake pads.

Olson is part of the engineering team that developed a broad portfolio of low- and zero-copper formulations.

In 2013, Wagner Brake introduced a full line of 2021-compliant Wagner ThermoQuietCeramicNXTreplacement brake pads featuring the brand’s exclusive OE21 low-copper friction technology. The company says in the OE market, more than one million vehicles by 2015 will be equipped with Federal-Mogul’s low- or zero-copper pads.

“We continue to extend our leadership in low-copper technology with a number of first-to-market 2021-compliant brake pads for late-model vehicles,” says Chris Battershell, director of braking, North America, Federal-Mogul Vehicle Components division.

“As the market leader, we feel it is important not only to explain why low-copper legislation is affecting all parts and service providers, but also to detail the significant performance advantages of our new, compliant technology.”

Testing has shown that Wagner ThermoQuiet brake pads featuring the OE21 formulations offer 15% more stopping power, are 35% quieter and provide up to 40% greater fade resistance than previous Wagner ceramic formulations.

“These are the best ceramic formulations – in terms of overall braking performance – Wagner has ever developed,” Battershell said.

To view the video and learn more about low- and zero-copper brake pads, visit http://www.WagnerBrake.com.

Related Topics: Chris Battershell, Federal-Mogul Corp., Sarah Olson, Wagner ThermoQuiet Brake Pads

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