Auto Service World
News   September 27, 2013   by Auto Service World

Federal-Mogul and Wagner Brand Lead Shift To Low-Copper Brake Pads

Federal-Mogul Corporation and its Wagner Brake brand are leading the automotive industry’s shift to environmentally friendly low-copper brake pads. More than one million new 2014 vehicles from leading original equipment light vehicle manufacturers will be equipped with Federal-Mogul’s Eco-Friction pads. In the aftermarket, Federal-Mogul recently introduced Wagner ThermoQuiet Ceramic brake pads featuring the first full-line offering of 2021-compliant low-copper formulations.

“As the number-one global manufacturer of friction for the total OE and replacement market, we have taken the lead in developing eco-friendly formulations that also provide improvements in overall brake pad performance,” said Martin Hendricks, vice president and general manager, braking, Federal-Mogul Vehicle Components segment.

Recent legislation in California and Washington state has mandated that copper content in friction formulations be reduced below five percent (low-copper) by 2021. Federal-Mogul’s product development is well ahead of that requirement.

Now featured in Wagner ThermoQuiet Ceramic pads, Federal-Mogul’s new Wagner OE21low-copper formulations are 35% quieter and offer 15% more stopping power and up to 40%  greater fade resistance than previous formulations.