A brake pad may consist of up to 25 components. Properties of selected components combined with a manufacturing technology influence final parameters of a product.
Selection of mixture compositions results from the level of friction which – depending on brake design – must ensure appropriate braking forces. Therefore, a mixture applied to rear axle lining differs from that applied to front brakes. A type of a vehicle matters as well. Commercial vehicles due to their weight and high mileages require brakes with high resistance to wear. A proper composition of a brake pad mixture is a continuous pursuit to ensure the highest braking performance with the lowest wear of the friction material.
Mixtures used to manufacture Bremann Brake Pads are divided into three groups:
Currently 32 asbestos-free friction mixtures are used. All of them conform to the ELV requirements, i.e. they do not contain lead, mercury oxide, cadmium and chromium (VI), thus they meet the strict environmental requirements.