Federal-Mogul Motorparts has announced the expansion of its range of Ferodo Eco-Friction brake pads with low or no copper content.
Ferodo Eco-Friction technology is patented according to original installation (OE) standards and is preferred by a number of car manufacturers. Along with protecting the environment, it aims to improve the braking distance, which is important for safe driving. Tests on Eco-Friction pillows show that they are not only as good as traditional copper-containing components, but are often significantly better than them. For example, the Volkswagen Golf VI has 10% shorter braking distances with Ferodo Eco-Friction brake pads at 100 km / h and 17% shorter at 115 km / h. Other production models such as the Peugeot Boxer and Fiat Ducato, reduces stopping distance by 12 m at 100 km / h and 16 m at 115 km / h. Tests carried out by an independent British company, and the difference between Ferodo and its second best competitor.
According to Federal-Mogul Motorparts, Eco-Friction technology will cover 95% of Ferodo's product range by the end of the year. In this way, car owners of different brands will be able to take advantage of the opportunities and environmental benefits of low or no copper brake pads.
“Federal-Mogul is pleased to expand its product portfolio in the aftermarket by providing customers with the same advanced technology and components — in line with the original installation (OE) standards that auto manufacturers receive,” said Silvano Vella, director of product development. "After-sales service of brake products" for Europe, the Middle East and Africa Federal-Mogul. "As a leading supplier of braking products, we are ready to meet tomorrow's needs of our customers today."
Federal-Mogul will assist service stations and distributors by offering marketing and technical support to promote the benefits of Ferodo's premium Eco-Friction brake pads.
At the moment Ferodo Eco padsFriction installed as new in models as standard Audi A4 i Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and widespread use by other manufacturers is expected in the coming months. However, the most promising so far is cooperation with Daimler. According to the agreements reached, Eco-Friction will also be fitted in A-, B- and M-classes, and from the 2018 model year Federal-Mogul Motorparts will supply Daimler with five million Ferodo Eco-Friction brake pads per year.