Fras-le North America has launched its air disc brake pad program for the North American aftermarket. It’s an expansion of the company’s work truck and fleet program that kicked off in May.

The new brake pad lineup, sold under the ‘Extreme Service’ brand, includes 11 part numbers covering more than 59 applications on 12 brake systems. This line of asbestos-free friction material was especially developed to meet the needs of heavy-duty and commercial vehicles, and meets the European ECE-R90 quality standard, which requires all safety related replacement parts to perform within certain parameters of the Original Equipment (OE) specification.

The company now offers a complete line of hydraulic and air disc brake pads for class 1c-8 vehicles. Fras-le is the OEM friction supplier on many medium-duty work trucks in the U.S., and has been Meritor’s heavy-duty friction partner for more than 15 years.

When compared against two major OE competitors, Fras-le’s PD/1931 FF friction material delivered less pad and disc wear, the company claims. The pads use the Util Group SL5 retention backing plates, a mechanical attachment system specially designed to “drastically” reduce sheer.

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