Product Improvement

A wide range of railway passenger and freight applications

Quality Improvement

Product Improvement

The company’s  technical advisory service works on a project by project basis. They work closely with a customers technical team to improve their own formulation recipes through chemical changes and / or process changes to achieve specific performance targets and hence a new product.

The product improvement assistance by MLP Friction Braking Limited covers both composite and sintered products for passenger trains and locomotives as well as freight wagons.

The products that are covered under such technical advisory service are:

  • Composite disc brake pads for passenger trains up to a maximum operational speed of 300 km/h.
  • Sintered metal disc brake pads for very high speed trains up to a maximum operational speed of 400 km/h.
  • Composite brake blocks for motor bogies of high speed trains up to a maximum speed of 320 km/h.
  • Composite brake blocks for metro applications up to a maximum operational speed of 120 km/h.
  • Composite K type brake block for S and SS freight wagons up to a maximum operational speed of 120 km/h.
  • Sintered metal K type brake blocks for freight wagons operating in severe winter conditions.
  • Composite LL type brake block for freight wagons as direct replacement for cast iron brake shoes to reduce the rolling noise.
LL Brake Blocks

Technical solution to reduction in rolling noise

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