The Friction Material Industry Meets Green Technology

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Independent laboratory test results show the CBPModule collects 92+% of the brake dust generated during a wide range of driving conditions.

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This technology is applicable to vehicles from bicycles to locomotives and virtually any machinery that utilizes a disc braking system.

Newly developed green technology collects environmentally harmful disc brake dust at the source. CBPModule provides solution to newly enacted environmental legislation in CA and WA.

Problem: Millions of vehicles globally emit brake dust/debris constantly into the atmosphere when braking. Some ingredients in the friction materials (disc brake pads) are toxic to organisms in the nations’ water systems. For example, copper impairs and prevents salmon from returning to their spawning grounds in Washington State.

California (SB 346) and Washington (SB 6557) states have passed legislation to regulate heavy metals, especially copper, in friction materials and other states are following the same pathway. Although friction material companies are trying to reformulate without these raw materials, there isn’t any assurance that they will be successful. Copper has been a problem and formulators have been working unsuccessfully on removing copper since 1996. This technology offers an alternative to reformulation.

Expensive remediation of the water systems in California and Washington is one of their biggest problems. In addition the new laws require that copper and other constituents listed in the new legislation be reduced and essentially eliminated over the next three (3) to 20 years.

The best way to remedy this situation is to stop the pollution at the source by collecting, recycling and/or disposing of the debris. This is management by prevention so that remediation of the environment isn’t necessary. The use of harsh chemicals to clean and maintain vehicle wheel surfaces can be reduced significantly.

Solution: Brake Pad Waste Collection Systems, Inc. is commercializing a newly developed green technology that has not been addressed previously. The Clean Brake Performance Module or CBPModule (U.S. 7,963,376 and Patents Pending), is the world’s first disc brake wear debris collection system which leads to a cleaner global environment and improved braking performance. This technology is applicable to vehicles from bicycles to locomotives and virtually any machinery that utilizes a disc braking system. The commercialization of this technology has enormous potential to create new green industries.

Independent laboratory test results show the CBPModule collects 92+% of the brake dust generated during a wide range of driving conditions.

If you are interested in learning more about this new technology, please contact Joe Gelb @ 951-202-3123 or jgelb(at)brakepadwastecollection(dot)com Please visit website: http://www.cleanbrakeperformance.com

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