Bendix has launched new brake pads to growing market.
The new Bendix EV-Hybrid brake pads have been specifically formulated for electric and hybrid vehicles, delivering quiet braking, low dust levels, generous rotor life and excellent stopping power – the pads even offer reduced environmental impact.
Designed and developed at Bendix’s Ballarat R&D department, the new EV-Hybrid brake pads are constructed from copper-free organic brake friction materials and are certified to the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) ‘N’ rating.
This rating confirms the Bendix EV-Hybrid brake pads contain less than 0.5 per cent of copper by weight and permits Bendix to use the AASA LeafMark™ ‘N’ icon.
Certification as ‘N’ rated under the AASA LeafMark™ backs Bendix’s commitment to copper-free brake pads, to minimise environmental impact.
“The AASA LeafMark™ represents one of the highest global environmental standards for brake friction manufacturers, and the Bendix EV Hybrid material has been tested and accredited by an independent, third-party lab and certified to meet this high standard,” Bendix Product Manager, Ian Campbell said.
“Bendix has decided to go down this path to further advance its corporate environmental credentials as an environmentally industry conscious company.
“Product packaging is also FSC™ Certified (FSC™ C129869), meaning at least 70 per cent is sourced packaging from FSC™ certified or recycled material.”
A further advantage of the new pads is that they incorporate the Bendix Green Titanium Stripe for instant friction without the need for bedding in the brakes on installation.
For more information free call the Bendix Brake Advice Centre on 1800 819 666 or +61 3 5327 0211 from overseas (8am-5pm Monday to Friday EST), e-mail them at: [email protected] or visit www.bendix.com.au.