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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

    ProTec Friction Group is a producer of friction components and forms. By combining our manufacturing expertise with our supply chain knowledge, we are able to bring friction solutions to our customers. Our broad stock selection includes a full line of organic and synthetic friction materials, clutch and break sets, clutch buttons and more. Specialized products are also available.

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  • Waukesha, WI 262-547-5450

    At Fisher Barton’s Accurate Specialties, our innovative, integrated manufacturing supports our expertise in chill casting, centrifugal casting, spuncast gear blanks, continuous casting, and more. Fisher Barton delivers complete, Accurate Specialties branded, 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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  • Philadelphia, PA 800-925-8824

    In business since 1732, The Rowland Company is a specialty distributor/fabricator of industrial power transmission components and friction materials. The company specializes in problem solutions tailored to our customer's specific needs from clutch sets and brake assemblies to couplings, gear boxes, variable speed drives and other related items, all designed to withstand rugged industrial use.

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  • Canton, OH 800-745-5808

    Cleveland Oak's friction material products division designs & manufactures friction products such as brake shoes, clutch facings, bands, disc brake pad products plus clutch pads. We keep metric & standard molded, sheet & woven friction materials in stock & perform friction materials bonding and riveting. In business since 1916, our high quality friction materials are economically priced as well.

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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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