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Special paste prevents undesirable noise during brake operation

July 07. 2017

Special paste prevents undesirable noise during brake operation

Newly developed product characterised by high washout resistance and good compatibility with EPDM

When stepping on the brake in a car, annoying squeaking noises may occur even if all components are in perfect condition. Such noises are often generated in the brake pad guides, where the base plates of the pads are subject to very high loads and have to slide short distances.  Klüber Lubrication has developed its new Klüberpaste HM 96-402 to match this kind of application. The special paste for moving parts in drum and caliper brakes offers not only prevention of undesirable noises but is also highly resistant to washout and compatible with all standard EPDM seals.

"Products previously used in the pad guides of caliper brakes often did not offer the stability to washout that's needed," explains Christof Klein, Account Manager Automotive Industry at Klüber Lubrication. "This means that after a while undesirable noises occur each time you step on the brake. The development of our new special paste is the result of the excellent teamwork at Klüber Lubrication, which enabled us to meet the various requirements present in this application. We succeeded, for instance, in making a product with much better high-temperature characteristics while ensuring the paste is highly adhesive so that it will not be washed off the friction point."

Klüberpaste HM 96-402 is based on white solid lubricants that are resistant to temperature peaks even above 400 degrees Celsius. In combination with a water-insoluble polyglycol oil, good adhesion, water resistance as well as compatibility with the EPDM seal are attained. The new special paste can be applied by the OEM as well in the after-market by car repair shops when replacing brake pads.


About Klüber Lubrication

Klüber Lubrication is one of the world's leading manufacturers of speciality lubricants, offering high-end tribological solutions to virtually all industries and markets worldwide. Most products are developed and made to specific customer requirements. During its more than 80 years of existence, Klüber Lubrication has provided high-quality lubricants, thorough consultation and extensive services, which has earned it an excellent reputation in the market. The company holds all common industrial certifications and operates a testing section hardly rivalled in the lubricants industry.

Klüber Lubrication, set up as a retail company for mineral oil products in Munich in 1929, is today part of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities SE & Co. KG, a Business Group of the Freudenberg Group, Weinheim. Klüber Lubrication has about 2,000 employees in more than 30 countries.


About Freudenberg Chemical Specialities

Freudenberg Chemical Specialities develops, manufactures and markets chemical specialities. In order to be as close as possible to customers, the company has a global market presence comprising five brands: Klüber Lubrication, Chem-Trend, OKS, SurTec and Capol. Freudenberg Chemical Specialities is one of the world's leading manufacturers of speciality lubricants, release agents, chemotechnical maintenance products as well as surface treatment and electroplating solutions. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, Freudenberg Chemical Specialities operates in about 40 countries via its own companies. In 2015, the Business Group employed a workforce of around 3,300 and generated a turnover of approx. Euro 960 million.

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