Friction Materials Standards Institute (FMSI) Archives - Brake & Front End
Brake Pad Edge Codes

The “Edge Code” can tell you information about a brake pad’s friction material.

ChrisFix Talks FMSI And New Z Numbers

Friction Materials Standards Institute’s (FMSI) latest addition is its “Z” number identification.

FMSI, US Government Agencies Send Strong Message To Counterfeit Brake Importers

The Friction Material Standards Institute (FMSI) has been working with officials at the U.S. Customs, Border Patrol and Homeland Security to identify counterfeit brake products and companies who violate FMSI’s intellectual property rights ahead of the 2019 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX).

FMSI Releases Brake Pad Applications That Use Mechanical Attachment In North America

The Friction Materials Standards Institute (FMSI) has updated its database to include information on whether the original brake pads from the OEMs utilize mechanical attachment methods to secure the friction material to the backing plate.

AASA’s Brake Manufacturers Council And FMSI To Celebrate ‘Brake Weekend’

The Brake Weekend will begin with a joint meeting of BMC and FMSI the afternoon of June 1 at the Longboat Key Club, following BMC members-only sessions earlier in the day.