BROAD FRICTION MATERIAL PRODUCTS
Cardolite offers a wide range of cashew nutshell liquid (CNSL) based friction materials designed especially for passenger and commercial vehicles brakes. Disc pads and drum linings are fine tuned to provide safety (reliable and fast stop), durability (reduced brake wear), and comfort (nice brake feel without noise). In order to achieve this performance, most brake manufacturers use cashew-based friction particles as additives to increase static and dynamic friction, stabilize friction, reduce friction material and rotor wear, minimize fade, and control noise. In addition, brake formulators can use CNSL resins as binders for friction particles in order to achieve improved thermal stability and flexibility.
Brake manufacturers can choose the most appropriate friction particle or binder resin for its automotive application from a broad range of products. Selection will depend on particle size of friction dust or viscosity of liquid resin, normal or heavy duty performance requirement, and type of manufacturing process used (dry or wet) amongst other criteria.