Copper-free brake linings
 
Copper-free brake linings

Copper-free brake linings
Full steam ahead for better brakes

05/11/2017
Copper-free brake linings
The strategic concept of HELLA PAGID is so successful because it meets the expectations of customers and drivers at many different levels.
As you know: Our products comply with the OE quality standards and are subjected to the highest of standards when it comes to safety, quality and future proofness. This is no doubt important, but it is not all. Our goal is to always be one step ahead of the market. This is achieved by engaging in continuous dialog with the automotive industry. This allows us to incorporate consumer preferences and the experience of the industry in terms of braking performance, wear characteristics and comfort directly into the ongoing development of our name-brand products.

Copper taking a nose dive by law

In the USA, California and Washington have passed a "Better Brake Rules" law to ensure the environmental compatibility of disc brake pads, drum brake linings and brake shoes in motor vehicles as a result of the above situation and at the instigation of environmental agencies. As per this law, manufacturers of friction materials sold in the USA are required to register their products. The products will also need to be designated by a leaf icon that specifies the copper content in the brake lining. For our linings, the corresponding leaf icon is found on the product labels. Additionally, as per the law passed in 2010, the total copper content of brake linings must not exceed 5% by the year 2021 (B). As of 2025, brake linings sold in the USA must be completely free of copper to comply with California"s and Washington"s legislation (N).

 

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Leaf icon designation
 
 

AHEAD OF MARKET REQUIREMENTS

The new legislation in the USA presents several challenges to manufacturers of brake linings. After all, it is not enough to simply reduce the copper content or bring it down to zero as this would substantially reduce braking performance. A substitute must therefore be found that meets the same extremely high requirements for safety and comfort.

One step ahead
The current portfolio of HELLA PAGID already offers a wide product range of copper-free and copper-reduced brake linings that are designated with the corresponding leaf icon (N). This range continues to be expanded with the underlying objective of being in a position to offer only copper-free brake linings before the 2025 law officially goes into effect.
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