Federal-Mogul Corporation : Wagner® Brake Products Announces Low-Copper Friction Breakthrough Proprietary New OE21(TM) Low-Copper Formulations Dramatically Enhance Stopping Power, NVH Control and Fade Resistance in Wagner ThermoQuiet^® Ceramic^NXT Brake Pads Southfield, Michigan, July 25, 2013.Wagner^® Brake Products has announced a breakthrough in low-copper automotive brake friction technology that has resulted in the brand's best-ever levels of stopping power, noise control and fade resistance. The new Wagner OE21(TM) ceramic formulations are available immediately in Wagner ThermoQuiet^® Ceramic^NXT brake pads. "Our engineers have developed an advanced technology that immediately meets the requirements of impending environmental restrictions and provides across-the-board improve- ments in performance, NVH control, durability and dusting characteristics," said Martin Hendricks, vice president and general manager, braking, Federal-Mogul (NASDAQ: FDML). "The OE21 formulations have enabled us to make Wagner ThermoQuiet Ceramic^NXT brake pads the best pads we have ever produced for the aftermarket." Reduction of copper content in vehicle friction materials is required with the recent passage of environmental legislation in California and Washington. Currently, legislation mandates that the use of copper in new original equipment and replacement brake pads be reduced to less than 5 percent of material content by weight by January 1, 2021. Rather than wait for the 2021 deadline, several global vehicle manufacturers have worked with Wagner brake engineers to integrate low-copper OE brake pads into next-generation models soon to go on sale. "Given the success of our OE low-copper technologies, vehicle manufacturers have made copper reduction an immediate priority across their passenger vehicle platforms," Hendricks said. "The implications of the legislation extend far beyond the two states that have passed these rules. This issue is critical for all OEMs and will soon become a key issue for the aftermarket as well. The launch of our new Wagner OE21 low-copper formulations is well ahead of the legislative deadlines, and these new brake pads are now available throughout the U.S. and Canada." The proprietary OE21 formulations were developed through an advanced tribological "fingerprinting" process that enabled Wagner brake engineers first to map the dynamic properties of copper in a full range of operating conditions and then identify alternative materials that could provide improved stopping, NVH control, wear and dusting characteristics. The new formulations offer 15 percent greater stopping power and are 35 percent quieter, on average, than previous Wagner ThermoQuiet Ceramic^NXT formulations. In addition, ThermoQuiet pads featuring the new formulations offer up to 40 percent greater fade resistance than those equipped with previous materials. "We identified materials that allow us to meet the latest environmental requirements and achieve dramatic improvements in each key operating characteristic," Hendricks said. "This breakthrough has resulted in significant new OE business and we expect it to drive even greater demand for Wagner ThermoQuiet brake pads and shoes." To learn more about the proprietary OE21 low-copper friction formulations and Wagner ThermoQuiet Ceramic^NXT brake pads, please contact your Wagner brake supplier or visit www.TQBrakePads.com. All trademarks are owned by Federal-Mogul Corporation, or one or more of its subsidiaries in one or more countries. About Federal-Mogul Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) is a leading global supplier of products and services to the world's manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. The company's products and services enable improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and enhanced vehicle safety. Federal-Mogul operates two independent business segments, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors. Federal-Mogul's Powertrain segment designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications. Federal-Mogul's Vehicle Components segment sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the world's most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, chassis, wipers and other vehicle components. The company's aftermarket brands include ANCO^® wiper blades; Champion^® spark plugs, wipers and filters; AE^®, Fel-Pro^®, FP Diesel^®, Goetze^®, Glyco^®, Nüral^®, Payen^® and Sealed Power^® engine products; MOOG^® steering and suspension parts; and Ferodo^® and Wagner^® brake products. Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899. The company employs 45,000 people in 34 countries, and its worldwide headquarters is in Southfield, Michigan, United States. For more information, please visit www.federalmogul.com. # # # CONTACT: Drew Shippy (330) 688-3500 Jim Burke (248) 354-4530 TQCeramicNXT 3042_3D_OE21_071913 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. 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Federal-Mogul Corporation : Wagner® Brake Products Announces Low-Copper Friction Breakthrough
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