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Leaf Icon100% Copper-Free* Vehicle-Specific Formulas


Coverage IconComprehensive Coverage for Late Model Vehicles


Rotor Icon100% Platform-Specific Brake Discs


Bendix Premium Copper-Free
Bendix Premium Copper-Free

Leaf Icon100% Copper-Free Vehicle-Specific Formulas


Coverage IconComprehensive Coverage for Late Model Vehicles


Rotor Icon100% Platform-Specific Brake Discs


OUR COMMITMENT TO COPPER-FREE BRAKES

By 2025 all brake manufacturers in the United States must eliminate copper from their friction formulations in order to meet the California and Washington Proposition 65 regulations.

The legislation was enacted in 2010 due to claims by environmental regulators that as brake pads wear down, copper and other materials are deposited on roadways and in parking lots and then washed into streams and rivers. Too much copper in the water may damage marine and freshwater organisms such as fish and mollusks.

On the way to the 2025 rule the legislation requires brake manufacturers to switch their formulations to low-copper. By 2021 copper content in friction must not exceed 5%. Many friction manufacturers have been forced to start developing new formulations and test a number of different materials to match the characteristics of copper in order to meet the 2021 and 2025 deadline.

LEAF A

Level A

All brake manufacturers and importers must self-certify that their friction materials contain no more than .1% of asbestos, lead, cadmium, chromium and mercury.

LEAF B

Level B

All brake manufacturers and importers must self-certify that their friction materials contain no more than 5% of copper.

LEAF N

Level N

All brake manufacturers and importers selling in California must self-certify that their friction materials contain no more than .5% of copper.

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100% Copper-Free*

4-Layer Noise-Eliminating Shim

Includes Hardware (Where Applicable)

Tested to Ensure Performance That Meets or Exceeds Industry Standards**

Bendix Copper-Free* Brake Pads Outperform OE and Competitors' Brake Pads That Contain Copper**

* Compliant with the proposed California and Washington copper reduction legislation (SB346 and SB6557).

** Testing Performed by an Independent, Third-Party Brake Evaluation facility Under Specified Testing Conditions.

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Saves Mounting Time

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