Premium Copper Free Ceramic Brake Pads by Bendix®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs and deliver great quality at an affordable cost.
- 100% Copper-Free (Compliant with the proposed California and Washington copper reduction legislation (SB346 and SB6557))
- 4-Layer Noise-Eliminating Shim
- Tested to Ensure Performance That Meets or Exceeds Industry Standards (Testing Performed by an Independent, Third-Party Brake Evaluation facility Under Specified Testing Conditions)
- Bendix Copper-Free Brake Pads Outperform OE and Competitors' Brake Pads That Contain Copper (Testing Performed by an Independent, Third-Party Brake Evaluation facility Under Specified Testing Conditions)
- Sold as a two-wheel set
By 2025 all brake manufacturers in the United States must eliminate copper from their friction formulations in order to meet the California and Washington Proposition 65 regulations. The legislation was enacted in 2010 due to claims by environmental regulators that as brake pads wear down, copper and other materials are deposited on roadways and in parking lots and then washed into streams and rivers. Too much copper in the water may damage marine and freshwater organisms such as fish and mollusks. On the way to the 2025 rule the legislation requires brake manufacturers to switch their formulations to low-copper. By 2021 copper content in friction must not exceed 5%. Many friction manufacturers have been forced to start developing new formulations and test a number of different materials to match the characteristics of copper in order to meet the 2021 and 2025 deadline.
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is an industry pioneer in the sphere of leading-edge active safety technologies, control systems and air brake charging. It was founded under the Westinghouse Air Brake Company name in 1869 and became a member of the Knorr-Bremse Group in 2002. Bendix® offers numerous brake parts including brake pads, drums and brake shoes for medium and heavy-duty trucks, trailers and other commercial vehicles. Headquartered in Elyria, Ohio, the company employs more than 2000 people and has several manufacturing plants in the United States and other countries.