Thursday, December 5

Fras-Le Shows Pads and Discs at NACV


Source: Fras-Le North America

ATLANTA – Fras-Le North America will showcase its recently launched GRN Tech air-brake pad at the upcoming North America Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show in Atlanta.

The GRN Tech air brake pad anticipates U.S. legislation restricting the use of copper and other heavy materials starting in 2025. GRN Tech, in addition to being environmentally friendly, provides high braking power and excellent brake pad and disc durability results.

The material is running in various fleets and different regions within the U.S., undergoing different applications. The latest results are extremely positive, meeting the highest requirements and standards of OEM customers.

“It is a unique product, an environmentally friendly and technologically advanced solution to exceed the highest performance expectations”, said Sérgio Carvalho, president of Fras-le and COO of Randon Companies’ Auto Parts Division.

Thanks to the company’s commitment to innovation evidenced by the new GRN Tech, Fras-Le recently received “Industry of the Year – 2019” recognition from the Prattville, Ala. Chamber of Commerce, where it owns a hydraulic and air pads plant, noted Carvalho

In addition to its drum brake linings, Fras-le North America will display two hydraulic pads at NACV. Developed for school busses, ambulance and truck applications, the copper-free Extreme Service hydraulic brake pads ensure increased durability and braking efficiency under severe conditions, demonstrating excellent performance at high temperatures.

Equally copper-free, the Magnum Pro pads were designed to assure greater durability of the disc and pad brakes in medium-sized commercial vehicles. Amongst other attributes, they show high level of comfort with reduced noise and vibration.

Another highlight at the event will be the hydraulic brake disc line for medium-sized commercial applications, a product that is being launched in the North American market arising from the recent acquisition of Fremax.

Fras-le pads and linings are available as original parts and aftermarket parts in the United States and in more than 100 countries. Manufactured from high quality asbestos-free raw materials, the products consist of formulas specific to each application in commercial vehicles, trucks, tractors, trailers, buses, dump trucks, light vehicles and other specialized vehicles and equipment.

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Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Senior Editor for The BRAKE Report. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.