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Friction Materials

Friction materials are specially designed to function extremely challenging conditions. Clutch Engineering offers high-quality friction materials with a wide variety of friction coefficients and wear rates. Multiple available formulations can be purchased in flat sheets, flexible rolls, or custom shapes. All of the friction materials we offer are free of asbestos. With options for choosing and shaping materials, you have the power to create custom solutions for your precise mechanical needs. We also reline obsolete friction discs, shoes, and bands upon request. For more information about our friction material solutions, don’t hesitate to contact our team directly.


Clutch Engineering offers Tribco Braketex, a 100% Kevlar fiber composite material that can be integrated into many specialized applications. Braketex is a textile reinforced polymer that does not contain any metal, abrasives, cotton, or fillers. This material is also free of asbestos. This advanced polymer material offers a very high wear resistance, low thermal conductivity and low opposing surface wear. It can be used in wet or dry applications for clutch and brake products. Dry applications are non-abrasive to opposing iron, steel, and copper surfaces such as rotors, drums and flywheels. Dynamic dry coefficient of friction: 0.36 Dynamic wet coefficient of friction: 0.10 to 0.15


Clutch Engineering offers Clutchtex from Tribco. This high-quality material is non-molded and contains no metal, abrasives, or asbestos. This material also features great wear resistance and low opposing surface wear. Additionally, it has excellent shock resistance and minimal thermal conductivity. Tribco Clutchtex is a 100% Kevlar fiber composite material. This high-performance product is also available bonded to carrier plates of thicknesses that can be defined by the customer to accommodate their needs. Dynamic dry coefficient of friction: 0.36 Dynamic wet coefficient of friction: 0.10 to 0.15

Disc Brake Linings

Offered by Clutch Engineering, these Bremskerl disc brake linings are made of high-quality materials. When manufactured into disc brake linings, these materials help evenly distribute energy across the entire disc surface. This helps reduce wear, increasing both linings and rotor life. Bremskerl provides air disc brake pads and drum brake linings for bus, trailer, truck and special purpose vehicles. These products also feature competitive pricing, to support your bottom line. Typical applications: Mobile cranes, overhead cranes, public transit, trains

Drum Brake Linings

These Bremskerl drum brake linings from Clutch Engineering are completely asbestos free; and they offer reduced wear rates. These brake linings are available in a variety of sizes and designs to fit your industrial machinery needs. Bremskerl produces these high-quality, asbestos-free friction materials for use with cranes trains, and other industrial applications. Products can be 99.9% cured and yet still highly flexible. These products are made with high-quality methods and linings are created that do not harden on shelf or crack when unrolled. Typical applications: Mobile cranes, overhead cranes, public transit, trains

Flexible Molded

Scan-Pac 230AF and 232AF flexible molded sheeter lining products are available from Clutch Engineering. They are recommended for various light to medium duty clutch and brake applications. These materials are made through the use of advanced, modern production techniques. Green Gripper Aramid (GGA) has a high aramid content, which allows it to be used for demanding tensioning applications. GGA contains no metal, giving it low abrasion. When applications are at their most demanding, high-quality products are more critical than ever. GGA is flexible when uncured, and rigid when cured. 230AF (a rigid molded sheeter lining in the medium friction range) is available in virtually every drum diameter and shape required. Coefficients of friction: 0.27 to 0.48 Typical applications: Industrial clutches and brakes, unwind and rewind stands, tensioning units

Flexible Woven

Scan-Pac’s woven friction materials are available from Clutch Engineering. These high-performance materials are flexible and available in a variety of widths and thicknesses. Available materials are free of asbestos and they provide a consistent high friction level and good wear rate. Notable on the test curve are the consistent friction levels and the excellent fade resistance of these products. Green Gripper Woven (GGW) is an example of a versatile material meant for rough industrial applications. GGW can be used on wet dry band brakes for industrial use where medium to high friction is required. Gemini Woven is a more affordable option that doesn’t sacrifice performance. Coefficients of friction: 0.50 to 0.51 Typical applications: Industrial brakes and clutches, winches, elevators, commercial fishing boats

Rigid Molded

Clutch Engineering provides a selection of rigid molded friction materials from Scan-Pac. These materials are greatly resistant to the negative effects of friction and the heat that is generated in high-friction environments. Scan-Pac offers products a variety of products, such as flat sheets, molded brake blocks, and custom molded parts. Between the RF and Gemini series, Clutch Engineering can help identify ideal rigid molded materials to fit your needs. RF 11 is a Non-Asbestos, Non-Metallic, ultra low friction rigid molded material. In fact, all Scan-Pac materials are completely asbestos-free. This product has exceptional dimensional stability and friction characteristics. RF 11 is non-corrosive, smooth, nonabrasive and helps to curb interface temperatures on brakes. It can be molded into wide range of shapes and sizes to satisfy the friction material needs of niche and common industrial applications. Coefficients of friction: 0.11 to 0.63 Typical applications: Industrial brakes, punch presses, PTO’s, overhead cranes


Scan-Pac sintered friction products from Clutch Engineering are manufactured to perform in applications where high energy dynamic stopping can produce extreme heat. When high concentrations of metallic fibers are present, good thermal conductivity can be achieved. SF001 is a Sintered friction material, suitable for use in Medium Friction applications in a wide variety of equipments. Custom shapes, sizes, and formulations are available to best suit your application. Coefficients of friction: 0.39 Typical applications: Agricultural machinery, construction machinery, aircraft

Twintec Materials

Clutch Engineering provides friction linings with innovative and elastic Twintec technology. These products perform very well, due to their high adaptability and stability. Bremskerl Twintec technology consists of an elastic underlayer with a friction lining surface. This technology provides higher dynamic friction coefficients while reducing lining wear by as much as 80%. Vibrational and noise excitations are also reduced to a minimum. Twintec technology can be combined with almost any Bremskerl material.

Friction Materials Featured Manufacturers

  • Scan-Pac Manufacturing


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