EBC Brakes is a world leader in the manufactureing of disc brake wear components. In the 1970’s, EBC brakes was the first to develop a complete aftermarket range for the motorcycle industry, however EBC brakes are rapidly expanding in the automotive industry. EBC Brakes has become a world leader in sport, high performance and race brake pads and disc/rotors with a massive range of products. EBC claims to develop and manufacture the largest range of disc brake pads in the world, from mountain bikes, motorcycles, passenger cars, LCV, HGV, PSV, and rail applications using a range of specialist materials all developed in house at its R&D facility in the UK. The total range of EBC brake pads is supported by a range of Brake Discs specifically designed to complement the performance characteristics of EBC pads. These range from the Standard OEM replacement disc, Turbo Grooved Discs and Ultimax Sports discs.
Recently EBC brakes have launched another ground breaking material with its ECO friendly Ultimax 2 brake friction material that completely eliminated all heavy metals and sulphides. A bi-product of cheap brakes is a give off of toxic gas like Xylene vapour and in some cases Toluene, which are both nerve gases, and these are strictly forbidden at EBC brakes. EBC Brakes are proud and conscious of the products they produce and its impact on the environment, and therefore will never target to be the cheapest brakes.
The R&D engineers are responsible for researching, testing and homologation of not just established production formulations but new elements and ingredients and production methods that can make pads more consistently and with higher quality thresholds. Once formulated, every EBC Brakes compound is subject to conformity of production tests and fine-tuned to ensure that the product performs to exacting standards. Every batch of EBC brake pads is subjected to extensive testing including destructive sheer testing, density testing, sonar and ultrasonic testing, compressibility testing and friction level testing.
Many brake manufacturers of today still use antiquated and cheap “steel fibre” based technology, EBC lead the way in clean and advanced brake formulations. Working with Aramid Fibres, gives EBC brakes endless flexibility n formulation that is unheard of with cheap bulky steel fibre competitor products. As a results, regular independent tests, EBC brake products are shown to not only meet but exceed OEM manufacturer parts but to also have a strong pad lifetime, low disc/rotor abrasion, heat performance, reduced break dust and be environmentally friendly.
Greenstuff and Redstuff branded EBC brake pads are aramid fibre automotive brake pads using high-tech fibres such as DuPont Kevlar and Twaron. EBC use these types of fibres to produce premium quality pads that deliver low disc wear with minimal dust. All EBC pads feature the company’s “Brake-In” coating which helps to reduce bed-in time significantly. Centre line slots, to prevent cracking and noise and edge chamfers to further offset vibration and noise are all standard features on all EBC brake pads.