INNOVATION. HIGH PERFORMANCE. SAFETY.

YESTERDAY. TODAY. TOMORROW.

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.

Brake Pads

Supplying more current vehicle build than any other friction brand in Europe, and providing O.E. performance, the Textar range of more than 1,500 disc brake pads are the ideal aftermarket choice.

Brake Discs

Manufactured to O.E. tolerances, the metallurgy of Textar discs is specifically engineered to compliment the wear and friction performance of Textar pads.

Brake Shoes

Exceeding requirements set by ECE R90, Textar lined brake shoes provide the perfect partner to Textar brake drums and provide excellent European vehicle parc coverage.

Brake Drums

Cast and finished to O.E. standards, Textar brake drums offer the highest levels of tensile strength for heat resistance, whilst retaining market leading wear performance.

Brake Fluid

DOT 3, DOT 4, DOT 4 LV – The comprehensive range of Textar products includes three safety-optimized brake fluids that can be used individually

Brake Cleaner

Textar’s brake cleaner is a reliable way of removing oil, grease, dirt, and brake fluid without leaving behind any residue.

Cera Tec

The metal-free anti-squeal lubricant for braking systems. Free from copper and acids, Cera Tec protects against scratching and corrosion .

Tools

Textar has a great range of professional braking tools, developed to provide a fast and effective solution to automotive brake component replacement for the professional.

epad

Textar epad – The no compromise solution to clean and quiet braking. The epad from Textar is a next generation friction material, initially developed for the original equipment market, to achieve cleaner, quieter and more comfortable braking.

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.

ALFA ROMEO
ASTON MARTIN
AUDI
BAIC
BENTLEY
BMW
BRILLIANCE
BUGATTI
BUICK
BYD
CADILLAC

CHANGAN
CHERY
CHEVROLET
CHRYSLER
CITROËN
DACIA
DAEWOO
DODGE
DONGFENG
FAW
FERRARI

FIAT
FORD
GAC
GEELY
GREATWALL
HAIMA
HONDA
HYUNDAI
JAC
JAGUAR
JEEP

JMC
KIA
LAMBORGHINI
LANCIA
LAND ROVER
LEXUS
LINCOLN
LOTUS
MASERATI
MAYBACH
MAZDA

MERCEDES-BENZ
MITSUBISHI
NISSAN
OPEL/VAUXHALL
PEUGEOT
PORSCHE
PROTON
RENAULT
ROLLS-ROYCE
SAIC
SEAT

ŠKODA
SMART
SSANGYONG
SUZUKI
TESLA
TOYOTA
VOLKSWAGEN
VOLVO

TEXTAR.
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.

We guarantee:

  • 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