Exclusive ProTecS® brake pad from Textar

Leverkusen, 18 January 2018. The Knorr SN7 brake is one of the most successful commercial vehicle disc brake systems. TTMD Friction, as a market-leading brake friction manufacturer, is one of Knorr-Bremse’s development partners and has therefore been involved from the start.

The Knorr SN7 caliper was modified to create the SN7 HP caliper for Scania vehicles from 1st January 2016. Under the aftermarket brand Textar, TMD Friction, an approved OE supplier for Scania applications, is now following this changeover 100 percent with an exclusively available pad.
Previous Textar brake pads with WVA no. 29278 can no longer be used in the modified caliper. The pad contour of the Textar brake pads has been adapted for the updated SN7 HP caliper. These pads are clearly identifiable by the recesses on the bottom left and right, and are available under WVA no. 29331. Previous products no longer fit the new caliper, but the design is backwards compatible, allowing the new brake pad to be used in older versions of the caliper.

Just like its predecessor, the new brake pad from Textar is supplied exclusively with ProTecS® retaining springs and therefore corresponds to the standard of original equipment.

Direct connectivity between the brake pad and spring ensures reliable adjustment of the spring force, and therefore optimum brake pad guidance. The spring design extends the life of the pad especially in rough driving conditions. Besides this, the welded retaining clip acts like a sliding shoe, providing good protection against spring and stirrup abrasion due to dirt. The pad also slides back out of contact with the disc more easily, reducing idle wear.

“Our ambition is to provide optimum service for our clients in the spare parts market. This also includes promptly responding to technical changes so that we can offer the right product in the Textar range as quickly as possible, which is something we did successfully with the new brake pad for the SN7 HP caliper. Textar is the sole supplier of this special brake pad, so our aftermarket clients can directly benefit from our position as a leading OE brake friction manufacturer,” explains Jan Zimmermann, Category Manager CV.

Old version

New version

Caption: Recesses have been added to the outside edges of the new brake pad for the SN7 HP caliper (see right).
Photo: Copyright TMD Friction, 2018. Free reprinting permitted as long as the source is quoted. Please send us a specimen copy.

TMD Friction is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of brake friction materials to the automotive and brake industry. The company’s product portfolio comprises of disc brake pads and drum brake linings for passenger cars and commercial vehicles together with friction materials for racing and industrial applications. With its brands Textar, Mintex, Don, Pagid and Cobreq, TMD Friction has a market-leading position in the global replacement parts market. Under the brand names Cosid and Dynotherm TMD Friction develops and produces friction materials for industrial applications. TMD Friction has four operations in Germany as well as in Europe, USA, Brazil, Mexico, China, Japan and South Africa. The TMD Friction Group employs approximately 5,000 people worldwide. For further information please visit www.tmdfriction.com.


Sabine Brühl
Group Creative Marketing Manager
Independent Aftermarket
TMD Friction Services GmbH
Schlebuscher Str. 99, 51381 Leverkusen
Telefon: +49 (0)2171 703 2511
Email: sabine.bruehl@tmdfriction.com

Britta Rose
pr people International GmbH & Co. KG
Huyssenallee 70-72, 45128 Essen
+49 (0)201 821434-13
E-mail: b.rose@pr-people.de

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