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Mar 4, 2002

EBC Expands U.S. Production Of Brake Pads

From a press release:<BR><BR>EBC Brakes has completed the installation of the first of their series of four pressure sintering furnaces at their new Cleveland, Ohio, facility.<BR><BR>EBC Brakes recently moved into a new 48,000 square feet custom-built facility on the outskirts of Cleveland and have expanded their sintering plant to include press sintering facilities.<BR><BR>Pressure sintering allows the production of higher specification, more exotic friction materials such as are required at the top end of the race paddock.<BR><BR>First formulation off the production line is EBC's new SB151HH material, which boasts a friction co-efficient in excess of .6 both hot and cold, and extensive testing at Daytona has shown that this material can give significant improvements in fade resistance and pad stability even at these high friction levels.