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Meritor launches third PlatinumShield brake shoe coating

Meritor PlatinumShield III (on white)Meritor announced Tuesday at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) 2016 that it has launched PlatinumShield III coating for aftermarket
customers purchasing new and remanufactured Meritor brake shoes.

“PlatinumShield was a game-changer when it was introduced in 2009 to extend brake shoe life, and this second improvement in the product offers a new benchmark in coating adherence,” says Aaron Bickford, director, Brake and Wheel End, Aftermarket for Meritor. “PlatinumShield III takes the technology even further by offering a considerable increase in durability and maintenance savings.”

The third generation of the corrosion protectant centers on a refinement in the shoe preparation and coating process, which Meritor says offers superior adhesion of the PlatinumShield III coating to the brake shoe’s metal surface. The result is a dramatic improvement in resistance to corrosion.

“With the new process, the coating protects the brake shoe for a significantly longer period of time on the road, maximizing vehicle uptime and fleet profitability,” says Pete Freeman, senior manager, Aftermarket for Meritor.

Meritor developed PlatinumShield coating to resist micro-abrasion caused by movement of the brake lining against the shoe table during normal use. Rust-jacking occurs when rust forms on bare shoe metal under the lining, causing the lining to lift and crack.

Since its introduction, Bickford says the PlatinumShield technology has protected more than 25 million new and remanufactured brake shoes.

“We’ve protected the integrity of the braking systems for millions of trucks,” he says.

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