New Textar lubricant, Hydra Tec, complements Textars hydraulic braking parts

Leverkusen, 12th July 2017. Brake specialist TMD Friction expands its Textar product range for brake repair and brake maintenance.

The newly invented lubricant ‘Hydra Tec’ for hydraulic components in brake and coupling systems is available now and is especially suitable for the greasing of cylinder running surfaces, pistons and sealing elements. Hydra Tec lubricates the hydraulic parts of the brake caliper components. With the help of the product, the brake piston can be easily pulled over the piston seal ring and the guide pins slide more easily through sliders on the pad carrier. Hydra Tec´s water repellent characteristic protects the running surfaces and other metallic components from corrosion, it is free from mineral oils and can be used with EPDM rubber as well as customary brake fluids like DOT 3, DOT 4, DOT 4LV, DOT 5.1. TMD Friction has proved the compatibility in several tests.

Hydra Tec is now available in stores in 180ml tubes. TMD Friction recommends to thinly and evenly coat the paste and to never use mineral oils or mineral oil based greases as their ingredients can let the seals swell and can impact the functionality of the brake caliper negatively. Hydra Tec complements TMD Friction´s portfolio for brake components and brake maintenance, which already includes various brake fluids as well as the metal-free, anti squeal lubricant Cera Tec for non hydraulic parts of brake pads and brake lining systems.

“We are convinced, that Hydra Tec and Cera Tec offer the ideal combination. Garages can secure the optimal brake function also in terms of noise minimization and corrosion protection with the help of these individually matched lubricants”, explains Thomas Beier, Group Product & Technical Marketing Manager at TMD Friction. “From our experience such good results cannot be achieved with a single universal lubricant.

Caption: The mineral oil free Textar lubricant Hydra Tec supports the montage of hydraulic brake components and protects metallic parts from corrosion.
Photo: Copyright TMD Friction, 2017. Reproduction permitted free of charge provided source is cited. 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 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 operations in Germany as well as in Europe, USA, Brazil, Mexico, China, Japan and South Africa. The TMD Friction Group employs approximately 4,800 people worldwide. For further information please visit


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