BENDIX EV-HYBRID DISC BRAKE PADS
Sustainability is at the heart of these brake pads, says Bendix
As well as being locally designed at Bendix’s Ballarat R&D facility to suit the needs of EV and hybrid electric braking systems, Bendix says it has applied broader sustainability goals around its entire EV-Hybrid Disc Brake program.
The disc brake pads feature copper-free, organic brake friction material that sees them certified to the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) ‘N’ rating. This measure confirms the pads contain less than 0.5 of copper by weight, allowing Bendix to use the AASA LeafMark ‘N’ icon.
The organic friction material used in the EV-Hybrid disc brake pads comprise of a range of ingredients including synthetic glass fibres, aramid fibres and natural organic fibres as the main reinforcing elements. Added to these are organic modifiers and binding resins.
Together Bendix says they deliver strong stopping power, and low noise and dust emissions while providing a low environmental impact.
Users of Bendix EV-Hybrid Disc Brake pads will also notice that the packaging is different – the brake pads are not shrink-wrapped – there’s no sign of plastic whatsoever. Instead, the pads are cocooned in a material called Hexcel Wrap.
While protecting and cushioning the brake pads in a similar way to plastic shrink wrap and bubble wrap, Hexcel Wrap is a paper product that is 100 percent recyclable.
Complementing the Hexcel Wrap is exterior packaging which is FSC Certified – this means that 70 percent of the packaging comes from FSC certified or recycled materials, while 30 percent is made from controlled wood.
Once the Bendix EV-Hybrid Disc Brake Pads are fitted, all packaging can be disposed of in kerbside recycling.
When the brake pads themselves ultimately need replacing, they can be recycled in the workshop’s metal recycling bin, making Bendix EV-Hybrid Disc Brake Pads a completely recyclable product.
Bendix says its EV-Hybrid disc brake pads are the smarter environmentally sensitive choice, and are available for popular EV and Hybrid brands including Toyota, Lexus, Honda and Mitsubishi, with additional coverage coming soon.
For more information free call the Bendix Brake Advice Centre on 1800 819 666 or +61 3 5327 0211 from overseas (8am-5pm Monday to Friday EST), e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bendix.com.au