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Friction Lining Extends Clutch/Brake Life

Tribco manufactures Kevlar fibre textile composite friction material, marketing the material under the name Braketex for brake applications and Clutchtex in clutch applications. This is the first fric...


September 1, 2009
By MRO Magazine

Tribco manufactures Kevlar fibre textile composite friction material, marketing the material under the name Braketex for brake applications and Clutchtex in clutch applications. This is the first friction material that uses long Kevlar fibres in 100% levels, according to the company. It is claimed to last at least three to five times longer than such facings as asbestos, sintered bronze and moulded graphitics. Also, it will not abrade, scratch or score the opposing metal surface. The fibre composite lining is used in numerous metalforming, material handling, mining, agricultural and general manufacturing applications. While the lining costs more initially than other friction materials, it saves money in the long run through longer wear life, lower maintenance costs and less unscheduled downtime.

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