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How We Make Our Brake Pads
Stage 1: Formulation Development
Acetone extraction tests verify the post cure volatility of the phenolic resin (residual uncured). Industry standard is <2% after post-bake (secondary cure) is acceptable. The ABS "low resin content" formulations perform on average at <0.5% without the need for the post-bake process.
Reacting to our customer's needs, ABS conducts Dynamometer testing for research and development of existing and new formulations.
ABS Friction is a manufacturer that performs in-house BEEP testing (Brake Effectiveness Evaluation Procedure) based on the SAE J2430 test, which then parallels the FMVSS 135 test (the O.E. Standard). ABS has passed BEEP vehicle testing requirements.