Federal-Mogul Motorparts to expand Ferodo COAT+ range

95 per cent of Ferodo brake discs will be available with proprietary zinc and aluminium coating by mid-2016

Federal-Mogul Motorparts to expand Ferodo COAT+ range

Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML), has seen a positive response from automotive aftermarket customers for its COAT+ coated brake discs.

Jonathan Allen, Regional Marketing Manager at Federal-Mogul Motorparts, said: “As more cars are being fitted with alloy wheels that feature an open rim design, brake discs are becoming clearly visible.

“This is increasing the desire for braking systems to be aesthetically pleasing as well as be able to deliver excellent braking performance.

“We believe this is one of the reasons behind the growing preference for Ferodo COAT+ coated brake discs.

“The practical benefits of ease of handling and time saved for the installer by removing the need for degreasing prior to fitment is also driving demand.”

Ferodo COAT+ brake discs are finished with a zinc and aluminium flake spray that is evenly coated onto the full surface of the disc.

The covering is just 6um (micrometers) thick and not only improves the appearance of the disc but also removes the potential for disc thickness variation, which may be apparent with lower quality coatings and can lead to judder and brake noise.

Ferodo COAT+ brake discs also offer corrosion prevention qualities and are resistant to automotive fluids such as brake fluid, greases and other strong solvents which can be present during the installation process.

To find out more about Ferodo’s COAT+ technology, visit the company’s site by following the ‘More Details’ link below.

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