ROULUNDS BRAKING R & D department has the target of developing excellent friction materials to satisfy our customers’ needs. We achieve this by constantly researching, developing and testing new friction material formulae’s.
All new raw materials used in ROULUNDS BRAKING friction material formulae’s are analyzed in our own fully equipped quality laboratory with for example, an atomic absorption device. After being analyzed in the laboratory the raw materials are combined in our Pilot Plant, where we have several mixing methods and several pressing methods to optimize the formulation.
ROULUNDS BRAKING are using various test methods for development. ROULUNDS BRAKING has 8 dynamometers for friction testing and through our sister company MENETA we have many noise test rigs. After dynotesting our friction materials are mounted on a vehicle. Testing is carried out in various locations and several test tracks in Europe and North America, including the Stelvio, Grossglockner and Mojacar. After our rigorous testing program is completed, the friction materials are released and approved by the customer, ready for production.