Federal-Mogul Motorparts announces that the latest piston technology from its Nüral brand, EcoTough NG, was introduced in September.
EcoTough piston coatings, currently in production, reduce friction, wear and noise, and have been designed to meet the extreme thermal requirements of internal combustion engines.
EcoTough NG is the latest OE quality-specification coating developed for gasoline engines to be released to the aftermarket.
The technology is used for the new FIAT 1.0L GSE 3-cylinder and 1.3L GSE 4-cylinder Euro6 ‘Firefly’.
“Modern turbocharged, downsized gasoline engines introduce components to greater thermal and mechanical loads than ever before, and EcoTough NG has been developed to work within these parameters to ensure sustainable durability for customers,” explained Zane Verdina, engine expertise brand manager, Federal-Mogul Motorparts.
“We are proud to work closely with Federal-Mogul Powertrain, as it enables us to closely follow OE technology trends.
“We use this cooperative effort to bring leading technologies to the aftermarket quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively.”
EcoTough NG reduces piston skirt wear by up to 40 per cent when compared to the market standard with a surface application of just 15 microns.
Thanks to its metal oxide-reinforced construction and additional embedded solid lubricant particles, it provides improved fatigue strength in even the most extreme thermal and load conditions.
It also reduces piston frictional losses by up to 15 per cent, helping to achieve overall gains in engine efficiency without significantly increasing costs.
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