This 40 second video clip shows a nearly 16" ceramic composite automobile rotor being performance tested on a brake dynamometer. The Polymer-to-Ceramic™ Composite (PTCC) rotor is made with Starfire's pre-ceramic polymer and Starfire's proprietary bulk molding compound, a formulation designed specifically for this demanding environment.
On this particular stop, the rotor is subjected to conditions similar to driving a 5,500 pound Chevrolet Tahoe at speeds of greater than 160mph to nearly a dead stop.
The rotor successfully endures the extreme heat (exceeding 700°C) generated during this aggressive stop - while maintaining excellent friction coefficient.
In fact, it is ready for more!
Read more about the benefits of Starfire® materials in friction applications.