LEVERKUSEN, Germany — Leading braking friction product manufacturer TMD Friction has affirmed its sustainability commitment and environmentally friendly credentials with the launch of a new video detailing its achievements in the area.
A swathe of initiatives to ensure TMD Friction’s product development and manufacturing capability is as sustainable as possible has seen the company shape Euro 7 emissions legislation in partnership with the United Nations and develop lightweight and copper-free Textar brake pads for vehicle manufacturers and the aftermarket.
TMD Friction’s exacting research and development experts constantly evaluate new raw materials that can make its friction formula more sustainable. Ninety-five percent of the friction formulations for passenger car applications are now copper and antimony free.
Its sustainability practices are underpinned by a pledge to power all manufacturing facilities with renewable energy by 2030. In 2022, more than 4,000 tonnes of abrasive material from the production process were recycled, with a 50 percent reduction in the amount of waste generated in manufacturing.
Optimum safety and a long service life are the qualities reflected in all Textar products. Knowledge gained from its original equipment development is cascaded to its aftermarket product lines, so customers know they’re getting the very best.
About TMD Friction
TMD Friction is a global supplier of high-quality brake friction solutions to the automotive and brake industries. The company develops and manufactures disc brake pads and drum brake linings for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.
TMD Friction supplies vehicle manufacturers with premium products for original equipment, as well as being a driving force in the international aftermarket with the brands Textar, Mintex, Don, Pagid, Cobreq, Nisshinbo and Bendix. The product portfolio also includes brake-friction products for motor racing under the Pagid Racing and Mintex Racing brands and for industry applications under the Cosid brand.
TMD Friction Group employs more than 4,200 people worldwide with locations across Europe, the USA, Brazil, Mexico, China and Japan.