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Ferodo expands zero-copper brake materials portfolio

Tenneco’s Ferodo original equipment (OE) braking business, one of the first to offer low- and zero-copper brake pads, has been supplying OE light commercial vehicle customers with low- and zero-copper friction products since 2012.

Building on this success, this Ferodo braking technology has been further developed to match specific demands of commercial vehicles, particularly heavy-duty trucks and trailers.

Ferodo says its advanced brake pad formulations are designed to meet current and forthcoming environmental legislation without compromising pad performance, allowing customers to satisfy markets across the globe with one single specification.

Following the OE technical release for CV applications in 2022, first Ferodo copper-free OE CV brake pads were introduced in series production for truck applications in the North American market.

Further projects are said to be underway globally, with series production expected during 2023.

Ferodo zero-copper formulations were developed using a tribological fingerprinting process to identify alternative materials that can provide the same stopping performance, noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) characteristics and durability performance as traditional copper brake pads.

Ferodo says its copper-free friction formulations are also compatible with electronic parking brakes, lighter brake calipers and electric vehicle braking systems.