UNIVERSITY: UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA PERLIS (UNIMAP)
CLUSTER: INDUSTRY EQUIPMENT
ABSTRACT/PRODUCT DESCRIPTION :
The present invention relates to a method of making a novel waste filler friction composite for use in brake pads. The said composite are non-organic composite and wherein said non-organic composite comprises of phenolic resin or geopolymer, filler, graphite, steel fiber and abrasive and wherein phenolic resin or geopolymer is used as a binner, industrial solid waste such as palm slag, palm ash or others is used as a filler, steel fiber is used as reinforcement, graphite is use as lubricant, and alumina is used as an abrasive and wherein all the said material are mixed together to obtain a homogeneous mixture.
FEATURES OF PRODUCT :
Non-organic asbestos friction materials are widely used nowadays. Therefore, it is the best time to highlight the potential of local waste as the raw material for filler in production of friction composite such as brake pad for vehicles. This invention explored the potential of palm ash, palm slag, waste PCB, waste plastics, waste rubbers, and mineral fillers as filler in the friction composite materials.
IMPACT OF THE PRODUCT :
The use of waste filler and geopolymer binder can be cheap and safe alternative to the existing materials used in friction composite.
TARGET MARKET :
- Automotive industry
- Composite industry
LEADING/PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER :
||PROF. MADYA DR. CHE MOHD RUZAIDI GHAZALI
||04-979 8154 / 019-456 2610