In the engine, powertrain, or chassis: Wherever components in the vehicle are connected to each other in bolted or press-fitted joints, friction inserts make it possible to transmit distinctly higher torques and forces. Precision-designed for their intended use, they increase the static friction co-efficient between two components and permanently hold the components together.
“Friction inserts from Freudenberg Performance Materials consist of an ultra-thin special nonwoven coated on one side with hard particles,” explains Sabastian Klein, Sales Manager New Business Development at Freudenberg Performance Materials. “The size of the particles used is adapted to the specific application.”
These particles penetrate the two surfaces to be connected and create a permanently resilient micro interlock – even with corrosion-coated components. Thanks to its porous structure, the nonwoven backing blends into the joint and disappears into the micrometer-fine surface roughness.