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Brake Friction Control


Improve braking performance and durability with friction-control additives

To improve braking performance and durability, see how Molykote® brand Lubolid friction control additives from Dow Corning can help.

Molykote Lubolid friction-control additives can provide a stable coefficient of friction on brake pads and linings to help you develop solutions to:

Safety-enhancing brake system lubrication

  • Reduce noise, vibration and judder during braking
  • Improve braking reliability in most weather conditions
  • Increase durability and service life of pads and linings
  • Reduce potential for brake fading
  • Reduce NVH and irregular wear on brake rotors and drums
  • Lessen runout-induced DTV (disc thickness variation)

Learn more about Molykote lubricants for brake applications.

Achieve specified friction control with customized solutions
Molykote Lubolid friction-control additives can help meet your performance specifications for:

  • Pads of disc brakes for passenger cars and commercial vehicles
  • Linings for drum brakes
  • Pads and shoes for railway disc and wheel brakes
  • Clutch linings and general industrial brake linings

Choose from a range of product options, from non-asbestos to metallic, including antimony-free and lead-free formulations to meet "End-of-Life Vehicles Directive" (ELV) requirements. You can also request special, custom-tailored formulations.

Get the friction-control additives and support you need to achieve objectives for braking performance and durability.

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    Find the right product for your brake friction-control needs.
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    Get the material properties and performance you require.
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  • See additional chassis and brake solutions
    In addition to specialty sealants, elastomers and lubricants, we also offer more material options for other chassis and brake applications.

View more solutions for brake and chassis applications

Brake system lubrication
Steering lubrication
Suspension lubrication
Squeak and rattle prevention
Dust covers and boots
Seals and gaskets
Other chassis and brake solutions

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Smart Lubrication™ Solutions for Vehicle Chassis & Brake Systems (PDF)

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As asbestos brake linings disappeared in the 1980s, corrosion problems appeared. In response, Dow Corning developed a friction-control additive that provided moisture protection and high heat stability.

Learn more about the properties and performance advantages of Molykote® friction-control additives and other specialty materials from Dow Corning.


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