Wagner ThermoQuiet brake pads certified as low-copper

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Wagner ThermoQuiet brake pads certified as low-copper


Federal-Mogul Corp. has announced that its Wagner ThermoQuiet CeramicNXT brake pads featuring Wagner OE21 formulations are the first full-line of replacement ceramic pads to achieve low-copper certification by NSF International.

NSF is an independent registrar overseeing manufacturer compliance with copper legislation. The official industry “LeafMark,” indicating compliance with 2021 legislative requirements, will now appear on Wagner ThermoQuiet CeramicNXT boxes.

The company says it is the global leader in eco-friendly friction technology for OEMs, and developed OE21 low-copper formulations specifically for the Wagner ThermoQuiet aftermarket product line. The pads are 35% quieter while providing 15% more stopping power and 40% greater fade resistance than previous formulations.

“These low-copper certifications demonstrate that Wagner Brake is leading the way in addressing the latest environmental regulations,” says Martin Hendricks, vice president and general manager, braking, Federal-Mogul.

“In addition, our engineers have redefined the science of ceramic friction technology by developing eco-friendly formulations that provide across-the-board improvements in overall braking performance.”

Reduction of copper content in vehicle friction materials is required with the recent passage of environmental legislation in California and Washington that mandates that the use of copper in new OE and replacement brake pads be reduced to less than 5% (low-copper) of material content by weight by Jan. 1, 2021.

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