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  • Before 1880, the materials of friction were leathers and woods.
  • After 1880, the main materials were asbestos, composite resin and other materials.
  • The disadvantage for asbestos was no braking power during raining days and the material was caused occupational injury and environmental pollution by materials. After that, we cared about environmental; there were many countries limited to use materials with asbestos.
  • After 1990, the main materials were non-asbestos which included iron fibers, ceramic fibers and copper fibers…etc and other composite resin.
  • Japan banned on producing and importing material of brake pads with asbestos from October, 1, 2004.
  • Now, the main materials to manufacture brake pads are semi metallic, organic compounds, ceramic compounds, copper free which are non asbestos.
  • Learn more material information of ADUI brake pads, please browse product specific