Best solution to replace asbestos product.

Asbestos is an indispensable raw material for many countries during their early stages of industrial development. It is widely used as construction materials, friction materials (clutches, brakes & transmission kits, etc.), heat-resistant fibers, and packaging materials. However, studies have found that long-term asbestos exposure can cause serious health problems such as lung disease and cancer. World Health Organization (WHO) later classified asbestos as Group 1 carcinogen.

Many countries have gradually banned the usage of asbestos in brake pads.

Therefore, non-asbestos brake pads have become the alternative to replace asbestos. There are two types of non-asbestos brake pads, organic compounds, and synthetic fibers. Brake pads made from both these compounds present similar braking performance to asbestos brake pads.

Asbestos
Non-asbestos

Organic Friction Material. Safe & Reliable.

Many automotive manufacturers have chosen non-asbestos organic compound (NAO) brake pads as their OE vehicle parts. NAO brake pads are made of aramid fiber, copper fiber, glass fiber, rubber, graphite, and resin.

The braking performance of non-asbestos organic material is similar to that of asbestos, except unlike asbestos, it is not carcinogenic. It is quiet and rotor friendly. However, due to poor heat resistance and less rigid structure, improper usage or overheating will easily lead to brake fade and reduced braking performance. It is a safe and economical choice for families and daily driving but it is not suitable for intense driving.

There are different formulations for non-asbestos brake pads. Production cost and product performance can be widely different depending on ingredients and production techniques used.

How should drivers who seek performance choose their brake pads? It is actually up to your vehicle type, performance requirement, driving habit, and budget.

How should drivers who seek for performance choose their brake pads? It is actually up to your vehicle type, performance requirement, driving habit and budget.

Low dust
Low noise
Less aggressive on brake disc
Good value
Non-Asbestos Organic Brake Pad

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Semi-Metallic Brake Pads / Non-Asbestos Organic Brake Pad / Ceramic Compound Brake Pad

Semi Metallic Disc Brake Pads
NAO Brake Pads
Ceramic Disc Brake Pad
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