Staple fibers for brake pads and clutches

Staple fibers for brake pads and clutches
Bekaert loose staple fibers can be used to reinforce brake pads and clutches in cars, trucks, motorcycles, trains and airplanes. Depending on the required reinforcement and friction characteristics Bekaert offers fibers in a wide range alloys including carbon steel, aluminum, copper and stainless steel.

Strong and reliable

Brake pads reinforced with Bekaert steel fiber are exceptionally well-suited for intensive and heavy-duty use. The excellent temperature performance of the fibers provide good heat dissipation, increasing the grip of the pad as it warms up to operating temperatures.

Easy to process

The high quality steel fibers blend evenly and easily with abrasive ceramic particles, filler materials and binding agents. This results in a consistent reinforced matrix that will increase the hardness and durability of your brake pads and clutches significantly. To meet your requirements the fibers are available in diameters ranging from 10 to 100 µm.




Advantages

  • Increased abrasion resistance
  • Good matrix adhesion
  • Excellent mechanical strength
  • Enhanced thermal stability

Applications

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    Result Cost efficiency must not be a compromise on quality

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    Solution Joint development of an environment-friendly burner system.

    Result Customers improve their competitiveness.

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