Braking systems require the safest, most reliable materials in order to deliver the best performance. The EHB, for example, presents challenges that must be addressed right from the material development stage. The cleanliness of the compound means there must be very low residual dirt, whilst the highest requirements must be met for elements such as precision molding and low tolerances.
At Datwyler we control the process in-house, from raw materials testing and research and elastomer compound formulation, to materials science and mixing via our own mixing facilities. We are especially proud of our brand-new, state-of-the-art mixing facility in Nový Bydžov, Czech Republic. We also control the production process set-up, and via our dedicated Technology and Innovation Labs can develop surface treatments, ensure chemical compliance and carry out failure analysis and quality control.