THE TRW PARTS CATALOGUE

 

ATEC brake pads

TRW Automotive’s history includes over 100 years in the development of braking technology, both for original equipment and aftermarket customers. The company has a strong tradition of knowledge sharing between the OE and aftermarket divisions. As one of the world’s leading suppliers of original equipment brakes, TRW Aftermarket benefits from the results of years of research and development conducted by engineers supplying the toughest customers of all, vehicle manufacturers.

TRW’s R&D department is constantly developing new friction materials with the goal of exceeding customer expectations. The twelve factories around the world which manufacture TRW brake pads are all run to the same high standards and are established and regularly audited by TRW’s OE engineers.

TRW ATEC is an advanced material developed for all entry and medium level vehicle models in Asia Pacific.

It is designed for customers whose requirements are value for money and good braking performance as well as comfortable and safe driving.

Components and features of a TRW ATEC brake pad:

  • Backing plate: ATEC is fitted with high-quality steel backing plates which are powder coated according to TRW's OE standards to help protect against oxidation
  • TRW Branded: Branded with TRW logo, part number and batch code for easy identification and tracking.
  • Friction Material: ATEC's advanced formulation ensures reliability and high performance at all temperatures (from ambient to 500°C) and pressures
  • Scorching: Intense heating of the brake pad material to 600-700°C scorching which speeds up the bedding in process.
  • Bonding: Premium heat-resistant adhesive compound for effective bonding during frequent braking.
  • Shim: Fitted with a TRW designed phenolic shim which absorbs the vibrations that cause noise, virtually eliminating brake noise such as squeal.
  • Wear Indicator: Fitted with a high quality wear indicator or sensor if one is supplied at OE
  • Slot and Chamfer: ATEC brake pads match OE designs that effectively eliminate vibration and noise.

 

Range


TRW brake pads have extensive range coverage for Japanese, Korean, European and American applications in Asia Pacific. In China, TRW covers 93% of the car parc. In Malaysia, TRW brake pads cover 96% coverage and in Thailand over 94%.
TRW is committed to releasing a part number twelve months after a new vehicle is released into the market. This means that with TRW, you can have the most up to date range available.

 

Excellent Performance


TRW’s engineers do not release a new material into the market until it has undergone rigorous testing procedures, both in the laboratory, on test tracks and then on the road in field tests. The OE specified AK Master Test is used on both EU and Asian references to ensure the friction material is suitable for all vehicle types. The test results show that TRW’s advanced ATEC material provides consistent braking performance over a wide range of test conditions.

 

Better Wear Resistance


TRW ATEC brake pads not only have a lower wear rate than the nearest competitor, tests also show that they are less aggressive on the disc.

 

Less Noise


As with all TRW friction materials, TRW ATEC has very low noise occurrence. This is as a result of a superior friction formulation and the use of phenolic shims, which help to absorb the vibrations which cause noise.

RELATED ARTICLES
In this section..


Privacy Preference Center

Your Privacy

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences, your device or used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually identify you directly, but it can give you a more personalized web experience. You can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. However, you should know that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on the site and the services we are able to offer.

Technical Mandatory Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Analytics Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

More Information

Your Privacy

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences, your device or used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually identify you directly, but it can give you a more personalized web experience. You can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. However, you should know that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on the site and the services we are able to offer.

Technical Mandatory Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Analytics Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.