ZF sets new standards with “cleaner, more sustainable” TRW brake pads

Innovative technology offers brake pad production without organic solvents

ZF says that it is “actively shaping the mobility of the future” and is setting new standards for sustainability in the aftermarket with innovations in its product portfolio.

Further proof of this is the use of ‘powder adhesive technology’ in the production of its TRW branded brake pads, which are now manufactured without organic solvents, for which ZF Aftermarket has been awarded the renowned Partslife environmental award.

To reduce and eliminate solvents without affecting the quality of the product and create a cleaner working environment for employees, ZF has developed a new technology which uses a dry powder coating adhesive for brakes.

Brake pads for passenger cars and commercial vehicles are no longer bonded to the carrier plate with solvent-based adhesive, but instead with an innovative dry adhesive powder, saving more than 150 tons of solvents each year.

Saving the environment at top performance

The durable connection of the friction material with the rear wall is extremely important during the braking process as the lining must never come loose from its carrier plate.

ZF’s proven powder adhesive technology ensures this and guarantees high quality and top performance of its TRW branded brake pads.

“Our agenda for the future of the aftermarket is characterized by our claim to harmonize environment and technology,” promises Helmut Ernst, head of the Aftermarket Division.

“We accompany our customers on the path to sustainable mobility with expertise, innovation and inventiveness.”

In recognition of the introduction of powder adhesive technology, ZF Aftermarket has been awarded the Partslife environmental award.

The aim of the award is to promote innovative and exemplary measures for environmental protection, and to encourage employees of other companies to imitate them.

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