ZF Aftermarket has earned a Partslife Environmental Award for its new technology that offers brake pad production without using organic solvents.
The dry powder coating adhesive for brakes creates a cleaner working environment for employees by reducing and eliminating solvents – all the while not affecting the quality of the product. Brake pads for passenger cars and commercial vehicles are no longer bonded to the carrier plate with the previous solvent-based adhesive but are now bonded with a dry adhesive powder. More than 150 tons of solvents can be saved each year from this innovation.
“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.”