TRW Cotec Brake Pads
TRW has recently introduced Cotec - an innovative coating for its brake pads. Independent tests have proven that Cotec achieves significantly shorter stopping distances than the brake pads of major competitors or even OE, for the first stops after leaving a garage following a brake pad change.
In the normal bedding in process there is a period, known as the ‘green behaviour’ of the pad, which occurs at the start of the bedding in process where the friction co-efficient is lower than usual. Drivers can find it difficult to adjust to the difference in performance during these first stops. TRW Cotec brake pads address this issue by improving the contact between the brake disc and pad.
In independent tests, TRW Cotec outperformed major competitors and OE during the first stops by at least a car length.
Distance travelled when stopping from 50km/h
When braking at this speed, OE and competitor pads performance ranged from an average stopping distance of 11.06m to 13.81m, whereas TRW Cotec averaged 7.84m.
TRW has made the decision to coat all of its brake pads with Cotec. The changeover is already underway with 450 of the fastest moving references, covering 90% of the European car parc, already Cotec coated.
Click this video link for more information and Cotec demos.