LAS VEGAS, Jan. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor® (NYSE: MTOR) announced today at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week '16 (HDAW) that it 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," said 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 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," said 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, the PlatinumShield technology has protected more than 25 million new and remanufactured brake shoes.
For more information about the corrosion resistance, extended durability and maintenance savings provided by new and remanufactured Meritor brake shoes with PlatinumShield III coating, visit MeritorPlatinumShield.com.
About Meritor Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of approximately 8,400 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 18 countries. Meritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's website at www.meritor.com.
SOURCE Meritor, Inc.