30 Years Proven Track Record
Technical Consultancy
Railway Friction Materials & Braking
Technical Assistance
Railway Disc Brake Pads & Brake Blocks
From Metro To Very High Speed Trains

Solutions that make a difference!

Providing bespoke formulations designed to meet industry standards. Enabling significant time savings in product development and providing total technical assistance.

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Why MLP Friction Braking?

The company has over 30 years proven track record in the field of railway friction materials and  has been successfully involved in many technically challenging and demanding product development projects. These include sintered metal disc brake pads for very high speed trains as well as LL brake blocks for railway freight wagons, to replace cast iron brake shoes to reduce rolling noise of freight wagons; in line with the European directives on noise reduction.

We offer our own formulation recipes to our customers.


Railway Friction Materials
Sintered Metal Disc Brake Pads
UIC Brake Blocks - Freight Wagons
LL Brake Shoes Noise Reduction
UIC K Type Brake Block - Tread Braking
Composite Disc Brake Pad - Life Cycle Cost
Brake Performance Tests UIC Homologation
Friction Pair Concept - Railway Wheels & Brake Discs
Wheel / Rail Contact - Adhesion & Track Circuit Compatibility
Railway Brake Shoes - Metal Pickup

Knowledge TransferFor Manufactures

MLP Friction Braking Limited is a well established technology consultancy company with over 30 years experience in the field of railway friction materials. The company is involved in many aspects of this field from product design and manufacturing methods to dynamometer testing and approval process.

MLP Friction Braking Limited can offer its know-how and expertise to potential investors seeking to manufacture disc brake pads and brake blocks for railway applications such as intercity and high speed passenger trains as well as freight wagons.