Federal-Mogul Corporation presented a wide range of technologies for energy efficiency, reduced environmental impact, and vehicle safety and refinement
“Federal-Mogul’s strategy for technological leadership is based on developing industry leading technology and innovation to enable vehicle manufacturers to improve fuel economy, reduce CO2 and other regulated emissions and enhance vehicle safety and occupant comfort,” said Jean de Montlaur, president and managing director, Federal-Mogul Group of Companies - India. “These technological advances serve current customer requirements around the globe and will accelerate the industry’s transition to downsized engines and advanced powertrains while further strengthening vehicle safety, driver comfort and interior refinement.”
Federal-Mogul is showcasing several advanced powertrain technologies and displaying pistons and rings that enable Euro IV and Euro V compliant petrol and diesel engines. Included among the company’s leading technology products is the award-winning EcoTough-coated gasoline piston, which uses a highly wear-resistant, low-friction skirt coating to improve fuel economy. Federal-Mogul is also exhibiting its award-winning LKZ oil control ring, which reduces oil consumption by 50 percent, minimising vehicle emissions. IROX polymer-coated engine bearings, designed to enhance the durability of highly loaded downsized engines and to withstand the more severe duty cycles associated with stop-start and hybrid powertrains, also will be displayed.
Other highlights in the Federal-Mogul exhibit include the company’s MicroTorq crankshaft seals, which help to minimise energy losses, thereby improving fuel economy and reducing emissions. The company is also displaying its innovative Nimbus GII heat shields, which are up to 80 percent lighter than typical steel sandwich heat shields while providing an up to 30-percent improvement in thermal protection.
The company is also showcasing its Eco-Friction range of advanced brake friction products, including friction pads with low-copper and zero-copper formulations, available in non-asbestos organic and low steel matched to modern Anti-lock Braking System equipped vehicle requirements. Also featured us the company’s conventional friction linings for commercial vehicles, designed with high levels of friction stability and NVH robustness. Federal-Mogul is among the world’s largest brake friction producers with manufacturing facilities in every major market, including its new manufacturing operation in Chennai, which will begin production in early 2012.
Federal-Mogul’s new CrushShield systems protection sleeve, which is a protective product for high voltage cables of electric and hybrid electric vehicles, also is being displayed. It is one of many systems protection products that the company offers.
Other innovations in the Federal-Mogul stand include a range of available, leading vehicle aftermarket products which are marketed under the company’s AE, Champion, FP Diesel, Ferodo, Glyco, Goetze and Payen brands.
“The combined Indian automotive, commercial and railway markets are expected to grow on average by 14 percent per year over the next five years,” said Jean de Montlaur. “The aftermarket is also rapidly growing as the influx of new vehicles has expanded the total Indian car parc, which was 14 million vehicles in 2005 and is projected to grow to 55 million vehicles in 2020, driving new requirements for high quality OEM-style repair and maintenance parts. Demand in India for technology is becoming increasingly sophisticated as the world’s vehicle makers are all competing for a share of this expanding market. India is a strategic market for Federal-Mogul and we have invested in capacity and infrastructure to maintain and grow our leadership position in India.”
“These and other technologies in the company’s broad portfolio will help our customers respond to requirements for differentiation and regulatory compliance, while contributing to a greener, cleaner and safer environment and supporting Federal-Mogul’s strategy for sustainable global profitable growth,” Montlaur added.