Join Date: May 2013
Location: Left Coast, Canada
Kevlar and other "organic" brake pads are soft and not recommended for heavy vehicles. They wear faster and produce a lot more dust. I'm running kevlar at the moment because I get brake noise at times and it's a recommendation of the service department. It's been in a few times for the problem but they keep brushing it off, in my opinion. The dust is quite noticeable on the engine and fenders after every ride.
Asbestos is very dangerous and still contributes to many deaths every year including my father-in-law. It needs to be eliminated however effective and economical replacements are elusive.
FYI per your EPA, asbestos in the modern US is still used in things like -
Cement corrugated sheet
Cement flat sheet
Vinyl floor tile
Automatic transmission components
Disk brake pads
Drum brake linings
So, again, you gents in Britain and Australia, are your pads all organic or metallic or???? and how's that working for you?
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