LAS VEGAS – (Jan. 22, 2013) – Effective immediately, Meritor Inc. is making PlatinumShield™II coating available for its new lined aftermarket brakes. The special coating will be available on all new, lined brake shoes, except those with EG and EG2 friction materials.
“Our customers in the aftermarket kept insisting that we make this innovative breakthrough product available on new shoes, not just remanufactured shoes,” said Tim Bauer, director, Undercarriage Products, Meritor Aftermarket. Meritor will not provide unlined brakes shoes to the market with PlatinumShield™II. Unlined brake shoes will continue to be available with black e-coat paint only.
Previously, the company made this unique coating, which is designed to fight rustjacking corrosion caused by harsh winter road salt and solvents, available only on remanufactured brake shoes for the aftermarket and Original Equipment (OE) truck and trailer brake shoes.
PlatinumShield coating was developed by Meritor to resist micro-abrasion caused by the movement of the brake lining against the shoe table during normal use. Rustjacking occurs when rust forms on bare shoe metal under the lining, causing the lining to lift and crack.
The warranty against rustjacking will be identical that of the remanufactured shoes: three years/300,000 miles (parts only). The company will replace any new lined brake shoe with PlatinumShield™II coating, purchased from Meritor Aftermarket, that exhibits signs of rustjacking. Aftermarket part numbers for Meritor new lined brakes shoes and shoe box kits have not changed. Brake shoe and shoe box kit labels will contain the PlatinumShield™II logo.
About Meritor, Inc.
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 in more than 70 countries. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of approximately 9,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 19 countries. Common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company’s website at meritor.com.