Linney Tuning, a UK-based company that specializes in the research and development of innovative performance tuning components and custom calibration solutions, is using bi-layer graphene in the development of brake pads - currently in the development/testing stage. In addition, Linney states that it should have graphene clutch plates in testing by the end of June 2018.
According to the company, these brake pads will:
- ensure quiet, clean braking performance.
- be stronger and with higher density and less resin for quieter, highly reliable braking performance.
- have less resin content in positive dry mix formulations resulting in less fad.
The products are reportedly designed for dual purpose aggressive street and light track use. They aim to deliver low noise and dust while offering great initial response, great pedal consistency and high levels of modulation. Targeted for light to medium weight cars and circuits with low to medium top speeds.
The addition of graphene as automotive friction material ingredient is said to produce a higher wear resistance than the conventional car brake friction material and a high friction coefficient, to increase the long-term durability, which makes it possible to improve the noise problem during braking.