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Ceramic Brake Pad Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of ceramic brake pad suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source ceramic brake pad suppliers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate ceramic brake pad companies that will design and engineer ceramic brake pads for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading ceramic brake pad suppliers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for ceramic brake shoe pads, ceramic brake calipers, or brake shoe blocks.

  • Cleveland, OH 800-626-6540

    The team at Cook Bonding & Manufacturing is devoted to the production of materials and products that induce resistance, which is better known as friction. Examples of these products include ceramic brake pads, press blocks, hoist frictions and gear tooth facings, all of which are manufactured in Cook facilities by friction production experts. Give us a call today to see how we can help you!

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  • Mount Kisco, NY 914-244-3600

    Serving industries like the oilfield, marine, mining, railroad and assembly line companies, ProTec Friction Group has combined advanced friction formulation capabilities with manufacturing and supply chain expertise to provide unique and marketable solutions for their primary customers, including products like ceramic brake pads, break sets and clutch buttons. Call them today!

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  • Concord, ON 800-268-1291

    Northern Friction Technology is a diverse manufacturer of custom friction materials. We have over 40 years of experience, we serve a multitude of industries and applications, including clutches and brakes for transit systems, and friction components for balers, tractors, and combines. We have the capabilities to build a custom component from the ground up, or rebuild pre-existing parts. Contact us today to learn more!

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  • Eugene, OR 800-547-6180

    With experiences dating back to 1988 in the friction product production industry, Champion Technologies carries a surplus of inventory, including ceramic brake parts and clutch bands, to meet the needs of all industries. The most important element of our business is that we operate in an emergency mode. We have the capability to produce a new or repaired product within a day or two.

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  • Waukesha, WI 262-547-5450

    At Accurate Specialties, our innovative, integrated manufacturing supports our specialties in chill casting, centrifugal casting, spuncast gear blanks, continuous casting, and more. We deliver complete, fully machined, ready-to-hob bronze gear blanks made to exact customer specifications. With us, you can guarantee quick turnaround times and delivery in as little as one week. We are ISO 9001:2008 certified.

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  • Warren, MI 800-525-4503

    Midwest Brake has grown to include hundreds of customers in the U.S. as well as around the globe. Production capabilities have increased to keep pace with changing customer needs and to take full advantage of innovations in friction components, products and materials. Examples of goods include ceramic brake pads and drum linings. Call today!

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Ceramic Brake Pads

Ceramic brake pads are implemented by brake shoes or calipers which press them against spinning wheels, rotors or discs to reduce speed as a result of increased friction. The materials used for brake pads or brake bands must be able to withstand the frictional force of braking as this mechanical component receives the brunt of that process.

As ceramics have long been praised for their heat resistance and durability, they have become a prime choice for brake pad manufacturers. The extreme hardness, resistance to weathering and wear, high stiffness, resistance to chemical corrosion and compressive strength of these non-metallic substances heighten their applicability. Automotive, agricultural and transit industries make use of both commercial and industrial grade ceramic brake pads. Ceramics begin as a granular powder that is purified before being measured and often combined with other ceramics or substances such as metal shavings. The friction materials are then bonded together by manufacturing techniques such as sintering, firing, hot pressing, hipping, extrusion, fusing, slip or pressure casting, injection molding and deposition many of which can be utilized in the production of a wide variety of brake pads. Because these composites retain the positive qualities of each element entered into them, they can be made specific to a given industrial or commercial application. Alumina, or aluminum oxide, boron carbides and silicon carbide are the most common of the advanced, technical and engineering grade ceramics used in the production of brake pads.


The basic process of braking relies heavily on the functionality and efficiency of the brake pad. When a lever or pedal is pressed, it sets into motion a chain of events beginning with the release of brake fluid which is put under pressure and travels to the braking mechanism of each wheel where a small hydraulic pump engages the shoe or caliper. Ceramic brake pads, attached with strong adhesive glue or rivets, are thus pressed against the spinning surface of the wheel or disc. The friction created by contact between the two materials causes the wheel to slow in proportion to the amount of pressure applied. Because ceramics maintain their structural integrity even in the presence of tremendous heat, they offer increased stopping power as compared to metallic counterparts which experience thermal expansion. While a grating or squealing noise is produced by this friction, ceramics generate a frequency beyond human hearing capabilities and thus are less of an annoyance to consumers. Reduced dust is another significant benefit of ceramic brake pads. The friction inherent in braking grinds both the rotor and the pad, generating small pad fragments that break off and can cause a loss of traction or vibration. The durability and heat resistance of ceramics significantly reduce the amount of brake-dust generation. Shimmed, chamfered, and slotted ceramic brake pads further reduce heat expansion related cracks and noises.

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