Bendix revamps friction material product line, adds low-cost option

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ELYRIA, Ohio — Bendix has announced it’s now offering new aftermarket friction lines through three tiers of product offerings.

The new lines include an economy grade product as well as the industry’s first reduced stopping distance (RSD)-certified aftermarket friction, the company announced.

Bendix is now offering: Bendix Basic Friction; Bendix Advanced Friction; and Bendix OE Friction. Basic Friction is offered at a lower price point, Bendix Advanced Friction is the first aftermarket friction material to comply with the new RSD requirements, and Bendix OE Friction is the highest performing friction offering, according to Bendix.

The new line, including the lower-cost friction material, will launch by the end of the month.

“We believe it’s important for every vehicle to be equipped for safe operation, regardless of a fleet’s or operator’s budget, and now we have a product that will ensure safety and performance while being more affordably priced,” said Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake president Eddie Wilkinson. “Whatever a customer’s application or budget, Bendix has an aftermarket friction product to meet the need.”

“We listen carefully to our customers. They made it clear that while they value performance and maintaining RSD compliance, in some cases OE friction can be cost prohibitive,” Wilkinson added. “Two years after the implementation of RSD phase one, many people in the industry are now relining their RSD trucks. Bendix Advanced RSD is a good option for maintaining compliance at a lower cost.”

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