Textar expands product portfolio to include new high-carbon brake discs.

Luxembourg, July 2016. TMD Friction is expanding its portfolio of premium-brand brake discs to include a new line of high-carbon brake discs: Textar PRO+.

The new brake discs are made from cast iron with an exceptionally high carbon content, delivering benefits such as greater temperature resistance and improved damping behaviour, which in turn helps to reduce the level of brake noise. Thanks to better thermal conductivity, braking performance remains high and fading remains low – even in extreme situations or during sporty driving.

“Brake discs are having to meet ever-stricter specifications, which requires a strong design but first and foremost impeccable quality materials. By expanding our range of high-carbon brake discs we are able to respond even better to these requirements,” explains Patrick Baßiere, Product Category Manager at TMD Friction. He adds that manufacturers are fitting more and more vehicles with high-carbon brake discs as standard, meaning the spare parts market is able to benefit from TMD Friction’s wide vehicle coverage.
He goes on to say that the “PRO+” brake discs offer numerous benefits: an high end look to complement alloy wheels and above all greatly improved braking performance.

The high carbon content of the brake discs keeps them cooler while driving. They perform better in NVH tests, meaning they’re less susceptible to judder and screeching. The optimised surface coating also provides an effective barrier against corrosion. What’s more, there’s no need to remove the protective oil – the brake discs can be fitted straight away.
They will also be supplied with clamping bolts in future, meaning the Textar “PRO+” brake discs will deliver greater efficiency thanks to faster brake disc changes.

Caption: Optimised braking performance, reduced brake noise with “PRO+”: Textar is expanding its product portfolio of high-carbon brake discs.
Photo: Copyright TMD Friction, 2016. Free reprinting permitted provided 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 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 www.tmdfriction.com


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