SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Federal-Mogul Corp.'s Wagner ThermoQuiet CeramicNXT replacement brake pads featuring Wagner OE21 formulations have received low-copper certification from 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 CeramicNXT boxes, the company said.
The low-copper ceramic pads are 35 percent quieter and offer 15 percent more stopping power and 40 percent greater fade resistance than previous formulations, the company said.
"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.
Environmental regulations in California and Washington require a reduction of copper content in new OE and replacement brake pads to less than 5 percent of material content by weight by Jan. 1, 2021.