Leverkusen – LIQFRIC, the innovative start-up from Leverkusen, Germany, is celebrating its 7th anniversary as a pioneer in the brake pad industry. In 2016, LIQFRIC embarked on a mission to find an intelligent, economical, and sustainable solution to brake pad production that was causing environmental pollution and energy consumption issues.
The company’s breakthrough concept of liquid-based brake pads has proven successful. The new friction linings save over 85% of CO2 emissions and are almost emission-free in city traffic, optimizing them for future particulate matter regulations. The low-temperature process also allows for sensors to be cast into the brake pads, and the simple casting technique reduces costs for tools and further processing. LIQFRIC’s modular system can be installed on-site at any production facility globally, shortening transport routes and reducing environmental impact.
LIQFRIC’s commitment to meeting the needs of an intelligent, economical, and sustainable industry has resulted in the first certified production plant for 500,000 units, scheduled to be operated in autumn 2024 with a well-known partner. The company’s recycling concept has also been tested, with the remaining valuable raw materials from the brake pads being reused to a large extent.
With its innovative technology, LIQFRIC continues the advancement of friction development, creating a more sustainable future for the automotive industry. Congratulations to LIQFRIC on its 7th anniversary, and here’s to many more years of success and innovation.