ECO-FRICTION® from Ferodo® is the latest trend in braking technology

5 September 2017
Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ Ferodo® brand of premium braking Original Equipment and aftermarket products has continued its commitment to environmentally-friendly braking solutions through the introduction of its ECO-FRICTION® brake pads.
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Formulated after five years of dedicated research, with 1 500 materials tested and the subsequent development of 25 new components, Ferodo® ECO-FRICTION® brake pads outperform local legislative requirements to minimise the use of copper. The result is less emissions, in addition to weight loss, less use of heavy metals, more stopping power, and the same outstanding performances as Ferodo Premier pads.


The extensive testing that underpinned the development of ECO-FRICTION® was aimed at identifying an optimum formula that sustains the same binding effect as copper. Materials tested included metal sulphides, minerals, abrasives, fibres, ceramic particles, and various types of graphite. The main criteria for the testing were quality, safety, and performance.


Ferodo® has introduced ECO-FRICTION® ahead of the latest legislation passed in the states of Washington and California in the United States that stipulate the reduction of copper content in brake pads. The new technology focuses specifically on low- or zero-copper brake-pad formulations, reducing heavy metals and emissions.


ECO-FRICTION® also comes with new packaging features, including anti-counterfeit protection, OEM-matched accessories, a product drawing on the reverse side, and a high-quality, top-opening design. In addition, the pads are shrink-wrapped, with new ECO markings, a leaf classification on the back of the box, and new fitting instructions for easier installation.


A leading innovator in the braking industry, Ferodo® was the world’s first brand dedicated solely to the design and manufacture of friction products. It has subsequently developed into a global OEM, with a full range of braking products. Due to its global presence, Ferodo® is able to develop new products for the aftermarket to ensure it remains up-to-date with latest technologies.


About Federal-Mogul

Federal-Mogul LLC is a leading global supplier of products and services to the world’s manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. The company’s products and services enable improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and enhanced vehicle safety.


Federal-Mogul operates two independent business divisions, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors.


Federal-Mogul Motorparts sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the world’s most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, wipers and a range of chassis components. The company’s aftermarket brands include ANCO® wipers; Beck/Arnley® premium OE quality parts and fluids; BERU®* ignition systems; Champion® lighting, spark plugs, wipers and filters; Interfil® filters; AE®, Fel-Pro®, FP Diesel®, Goetze®, Glyco®, National®, Nüral®, Payen®, Sealed Power® and Speed-Pro® engine products; MOOG® chassis components; and Abex®,Ferodo®, Jurid® and Wagner® brake products and lighting.


Federal-Mogul Powertrain designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications.


Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899 and maintains its worldwide headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. The company employs nearly 53,000 in 24 countries. For more information, please visit


*BERU is a registered trademark of BorgWarner Ludwigsburg GmbH



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