QUALITY. FOR EVERY REQUIREMENT.
More than 1,600 disc brake pads, over 1,650 brake discs, 425 brake shoes and 300 kits, as well as 200 brake drums, are proof that Textar offers one of the largest product portfolios for current motor vehicles. In the uncompromising pursuit of quality, long service life and high braking comfort, our specialists have developed more than 60 different dampening shims. Then there’s epad, a new generation of friction that ensures optimum driving comfort and sparkling clean rims due to its special material mix. Also included in the box: all accessories required for installation. Textar’s brake discs also reflect the quality standards of a market leader. Superior casting and complete surface coating, ensure high performance, optimum safety and a long service life. Brake shoes and brake shoe kits are available for a wide range of vehicles. Brake shoe kits offer enormous advantages: with all the components needed for installation in one kit, fitting is quicker and easier. The Textar product range also includes wear indicators, accessories, brake fluid, brake cleaner and lubricant, as well as hydraulics components* and brake tools*. (* available depending on the region.)
BRAKING WITHOUT COMPROMISE.
Utilising cutting-edge brake technology, Textar brakes are precision engineered to offer maximum safety, performance and comfort. This uncompromising approach has been the very ethos of Textar for more than 100 years. And it’s the reason why Textar remains a trusted partner to the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers today.
Textar Q+: New dampening shim for the aftermarket
Leading vehicle manufacturers worldwide put their trust in Textar brake pads and TMD Friction’s premium brand also offers this same OEM quality for the spare parts market. Textar’s latest product for the aftermarket is a series of OE-quality brake pads with a new, optimised dampening shim. The Q+ provides numerous benefits including improved acoustic damping and improved aesthetics.
“It minimises irritating squeaking during braking, and also provides greater driver comfort and safety. The surface of Q+ dampening shims is finished with a textile structure and an embossed Q+ logo.
Brake noise is an important issue when it comes to peace-of-mind and safety for drivers. It can even be dangerous if the noise distracts or confuses the driver. Therefore, in close collaboration with leading vehicle manufacturers, TMD Friction develops and tests brake pads on the premises of “optimum braking performance” and “minimal brake noise” – and it often takes several years before a new product is ready for the market.
‘The surface structure and composition of the new Q+ dampening shims work with dry friction to inhibit vibrations that can lead to squeaking’, said Vincenzo Di Caro, development engineer at TMD Friction.
‘By carrying out a wide range of tests based on OE criteria, both on-vehicle and on dynanometers, we were able to achieve and confirm the optimisation of these dampening shims. TMD Friction has the advantage of being a shareholder in our shim supplier, so we have a significant influence on how new shims are developed’, Di Caro added.
In addition to this technical development, all Textar brake pads for passenger cars and commercial vehicles will feature yellow marking and Textar logo to strengthen brand identity.
QUALITY FRICTION PRODUCTS. FOR QUALITY MARQUES.
THE FUTURE OF BRAKING.
Others may meet current needs, but with always one eye on the future, Textar continues to break new ground. That’s why Textar brake pads are fitted in future-oriented vehicles. Both the S model and the new X model of the high-tech TESLA Motors are brought to a safe stop with Textar. The new BMW models i3 and i8 are also equipped with Textar brake pads as standard. In this perfect partnership, the first of a new generation of vehicles meets the No.1 in brake technology. We are also one step ahead in terms of environmental sustainability. A large proportion of Textar brake pads have been copper-free for several years, well ahead of any legislative demands. And at TMD Friction we also played a major role in the development of the ECO classification standards for friction materials. Now, the TMD Friction Lightweight Technology program is focused on the development of lightweight, and consequently more environmentally-friendly friction. With this technology TMD Friction is paving the way for a new generation of aftermarket products. While others follow standards – we set them. This is “premium” taken to the next level…
NEVER THE CHEAPEST.
ALWAYS THE BEST.
While other manufacturers focus mainly on price, with Textar the focus is always on premium quality. At TMD Friction we spend up to three years developing, testing and releasing each new O.E. product. The knowledge gained from the development of the original equipment part is transferred across to our aftermarket program. So with Textar, you can be sure you’re getting the best.
- Up to 1,000 hours of dynamometer testing
- Intensive NVH (Noise, Vibration, Harshness) and comfort engineering
- Computerised evaluation of braking performance and wear pattern
- Rigorous homologation testing in real life conditions