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Bremskerl 8040 is NSF LeafMark Certified

28.08.2015

The states of California and Washington have passed laws regulating various levels of raw materials in friction materials.  The laws are designed to protect the environment and require manufacturers to test and register their friction materials to offer their products for sale.  Marking of friction material edge codes and packaging with compliance information is required.

There are 3 levels of compliance:

“Level A” regulates the following:

  • Contains more than 5% Copper by weight
  • Cadmium and its compounds must be less than 0.01% by weight
  • Chromium (VI)-salts less than 0.1% by weight
  • Lead and its compounds less than 0.1% by weight
  • Mercury and its compounds less than 0.1% by weight
  • Asbestiform fibers less than 0.1% by weight

 

Compliance was required by California on January 1, 2014 and Washington on January 1, 2015.

 

“Level B” regulates the following:

  • Contains between 0.5% and 5% Copper by weight
  • Cadmium and its compounds must be less than 0.01% by weight
  • Chromium (VI)-salts less than 0.1% by weight
  • Lead and its compounds less than 0.1% by weight
  • Mercury and its compounds less than 0.1% by weight
  • Asbestiform fibers less than 0.1% by weight

 

Compliance is required by January 1, 2021.  Bremskerl 8040 ALREADY meets this requirement.

 

“Level N” regulates the following:

  • Contains less than 0.5% Copper by weight
  • Cadmium and its compounds must be less than 0.01% by weight
  • Chromium (VI)-salts less than 0.1% by weight
  • Lead and its compounds less than 0.1% by weight
  • Mercury and its compounds less than 0.1% by weight
  • Asbestiform fibers less than 0.1% by weight

 

Compliance is required in California by January 1, 2025 and Washington by January 1, 2023.

LeafMarkTMBremskerl 8040 meets “Level B”. Further, all friction materials produced by Bremskerl are 100% Non-Asbestos, RoHS and REACH Compliant.

 

 

 

 

The LeafMark is a trademark of The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association.  For further information on friction material registration regulations, LeafMarks and their use, please visit NSF at http://www.nsf.org/services/by-industry/automotive/friction-material/friction-material-registration.

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31629 Estorf

Phone: +49 5025/978-0
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