New Wagner OE21 Low-Copper Friction Breakthrough

Oct. 10, 2013

Federal-Mogul Corp. says the new Wagner OE21 ceramic formulations are now available in Wagner ThermoQuiet CeramicNXT brake pads. The company says reduction of copper content in vehicle friction materials is required with the recent passage of environmental legislation in California and Washington. Currently, legislation mandates that the use of copper in new original equipment and replacement brake pads be reduced to less than 5% of material content by weight by Jan. 1, 2021.