Federal-Mogul Corporation : Wagner® ThermoQuiet® First Ceramic Full Line Brand
of Brake Pads to Achieve Low-Copper Certification
Wagner OE21(TM) Formulations Receive Official Listing Approvals from Industry
Southfield, Michigan, August 29, 2013.Wagner^® ThermoQuiet^® Ceramic^NXT brake
pads featuring Wagner OE21(TM) formulations are the first full line of
replacement ceramic pads to achieve low-copper certification. Approval was
provided by NSF International, the independent registrar overseeing
manufacturer compliance with copper legislation. The official industry
"LeafMark," indicating compliance with 2021 legislative requirements, will now
appear on Wagner ThermoQuiet Ceramic^NXT boxes.
As the global leader in eco-friendly friction technology for original
equipment (OE) manufacturers, Federal-Mogul has developed OE21 low-copper
formulations specifically for the Wagner ThermoQuiet aftermarket product line.
These new ThermoQuiet low-copper ceramic pads are 35 percent quieter while
providing 15 percent more stopping power and 40 percent greater fade
resistance than previous formulations.
"These low-copper certifications demonstrate that Wagner Brake is leading the
way in addressing the latest environmental regulations. 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," said Martin Hendricks, vice
president and general manager, braking, Federal-Mogul.
The Wagner OE21 formulations were developed through an advanced tribological
"fingerprinting" process that enabled the company's engineers to map the
dynamic properties of copper in a full range of operating conditions and then
identify alternative materials that provide superior NVH control, improved
stopping power, reduced fade and outstanding dusting characteristics.
Reduction of copper content in vehicle friction materials is required with the
recent passage of environmental legislation in California and Washington. This
legislation mandates that the use of copper in new original equipment and
replacement brake pads be reduced to less than 5 percent ("Low-Copper") of
material content by weight by January 1, 2021.
To learn more about the proprietary OE21 low-copper friction formulations and
Wagner ThermoQuiet Ceramic^NXT brake pads, please visit www.WagnerBrake.com.
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subsidiaries in one or more countries.
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
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