Technical / Management Services Offered

Serviced 41 industries worldwide in friction materials area with designs worth 300 million dollars worth designed and implemented so far both in Automotive and rail brake friction area..

Core strengths

Technical Advises offered- Abroad

Technical Advisor to DJ Auto, Malaysia since May 2012 for brake pad developments.

Designed brake pads of higher friction for Santoro Brakes, South America for the racer car models.

Technical Advisor of a giant Friction material Industry with the complete design and development work for a Plant in Shanghai/Melbourne and Kwala Lumpur since Jan 2004 - for 2 years.

Technical advisor to DAIMLER AG,(Mercedes Benz) Sindelfingen ,Stuttgart , Germany for their TECHNOLOGY CENTRE . Designed brake pads for C and S class Benz models.

Advised a company in South Africa in the discpad area as a Technical Advisor for two years.

Advised 2 companies in Poland for Brake lining applications for Auto and rail brake friction material design.

Frisco Technology and Services Pvt Ltd, Singapore for their composite materials designs during 1996 (August to October) as a Technical Advisor on a full time basis.

Technical consultant for design and development of disc pads/Brake linings/ CBB for Asian and European market segments.(Germany/India/Poland/South Africa and China).

Technical Advisor to Solex Engineering Industries in Sri Lanka since 2003.

Technical Advises offered - India
  • Allied Nippon Limited, Delhi
  • Supercircle Limited,Delhi,
  • Raybestos India Limited part of Clutch Auto Limited
  • Mackino India Limited,
  • BIC Auto Limited,
  • Bony Polymers Limited
  • ASK Automotive Limited
  • and 14 other companies in India.
  • Industrial /Research experience
  • 2002 to 2003 Industrial composites India Limited, Vice President-Technical Mumbai. (R&D) India.
  • 1996 to 2001 Rane Brake Linings Limited Assistant General Manager Plot No: 30 Ambt, (R&D) Chennai -600 053 , India.
  • 1992 to 1996 Worked on Radiation Shielding Research Scholar of fast neutrons At IGCAR Kalpakkam. India.
  • 1992 to 1992 Zubair Enterprises Project Executive Ruwi, Muscat Sultanate of Oman.
  • 1984 to 1992 Hitech Ingrafts P Ltd Managing Director SP-70 ,Ambattur Industrial Entrepreneur Estate,Chennai-600 058
  • Key Responsibilities Handled

    Product development for Heavy commercial / Passenger car brake friction lining / disc Pads / Rail blocks for the Indian/Overseas Markets (both OE and after market segments)

    Developed new process parameters / productivity improvements. Fixed up agencies / changing for Technology up gradation. Negotiating techno commercial tie ups with foreign JV partners for technology transfer projects. As leader of the Technology and environment committee, spearheaded strategic initiatives on product development and TQM implementation.

    Building up a customer support structure for technical solution for customer's requirements.

    Formulation systems handled

    Formulation System 1

    Formulation System 2

    Formulation System 3

    Formulation System 4

    Formulation System 5

    Higher friction/low wear/lowest cost

    Medium friction/low wear/lowest cost


    Scientific contributions Auto/Rail brake friction composite - Global/Indian

    Technical/Management consultancy services offered - at present

    Services offered for Friction material Industry

    Complete Management Consultancy -with a study of the system and can formulate effective solutions for

    1. Manufacturing issues which includes process /manufacturing tools/fixtures/operational /development issue can a suitable cost effective system with IS/QS standards in force for implementation.

    2. Strategizing the market with the technique/technology in force and can suggest and implement new strategies Techniques and technologies with due emphasis to core focus areas based on the policies of the company.

    3. Can devise better control areas in order to have a consistent growth oriented approach in order to achieve a good Profit and loss account with complete workings for implementation of operational plans.

    4. Lean and flat manufacturing practices with TQM in place for effective implementation

    5. Overall corporate and company initiatives to have a good healthy evolution of long-lasting

    manufacturing system with the latest technology in force.

    Services offered - Automobile/Rail brake friction designs

    World Class product development - To service OE requirements of manufacturing/testing and approval process as per TQM procedures /IS/QS standards of design and testing

    Formulation /Process development - Exiting/New

    Raw material sourcing and detailed specifications

    Dynamometer/vehicle/field testing requirements

    Design experiments for friction material design / standardization/validation procedures In different brake system Products - Discpads NAO/Semimetallic/Advanced matrix

    Discpads for lowest wear(high speed high temperature wear) at higher friction levels of course with other virtous of friction materials

    Discpads for lowest wear(high speed high temperature wear) at higher friction levels of course with other virtuous of friction materials

    Disc brake pads - Applications
  • 1. Passenger car
  • 2. Light commercial vehicle
  • 3. Heavy commercial vehicle
  • 4. Racer car model
  • Brake linings -Non asbestos/ Asbestos based - HCV/MCV/LCV

    Normal issues addressed - Please refer the charts S1-S5

    Brake effectiveness


    Grabbing tendency

    Morning sickness

    Drum polish/scoring issues

    Wear - high temperature

    Composite brake blocks for rail road applications

    Some of the Brake Block designs which i have worked with include:

    Composite Rail block for Railways.- in line with BBA Becorit and BBA/Indian friction techniques.

    For Rail Both in K and L block gone through the field testing and development and can develop a matured product with no issues of excessive wheel wear/excessive block wear/noise/Thermal wheel crack/smoke/or other failure mechanisms.

    Techniques I am conversant with include- for Rail

  • 1. Wet and hot moulding
  • 2. Dry and cold moulding under high pressure only
  • K and L block development -I have developed for a company in India very successfully running in EMU units (K blocks).

    L block for Wagons and Coaching besides Locomotives including GM locomotives.

    Currently developing for high speed local trains in Euro rail under schedule 541-3 VE (upto 300 kms) for a company in Europe.

    for K block - Bremsen mit Bremsklotzsohlen aus Verbundstofff--K Block(cleared for Euro rail )as per UIC -Kodex UIC 541-4

    LL-- Braemsklottz B126/RP18/ aemsklottz

    LL-- Braemsklottz sohlen Guterwagen with a block width of 250x80 +5

    x2 and 320x80 +5 X2 with a wheel diameter 820 mm(the schedule demands 0.01-0.02 tolerance overall)under development.



    'K' Type Non - Asbestos composition brake blocks

    Test results have shown that eighty percent of bedding was obtained in 390 and 395 brake applications at speed of 60 kmph and 1500 Kg brake force for 1st and 2nd pair of brake block.

    The mean co - efficient of friction 97.2% and 88.9% values under dry condition are within UIC band for 1st and 2nd pair of brake block.

    The mean co - efficient of friction 75.0% values under wet condition are within UIC band for both pair of brake block. The percentage variation in mean co - efficient of friction values under wet condition as compared to dry are +7.7% to -24.0% and +11.4% to -11.0% in the speed range of 50 to 140 Kmph for 1st and 2nd pair of brake block. The UIC specifies, co - efficient of friction values must not vary, with other condition remaining same by more than ±15%

    After drag braking, at 60 Kmph with 1500 Kg brake force under warm condition, the values of mean co - efficient of friction are 0.173 and 0.207. The friction values as per UIC stipulation could not be compared as the test under cold and dry has been done at 50, 80, 120, 140 Kmph only.

    The specific wear rate of the 1st and 2nd pair of brake block sample are 4.20cc/Kwh & 3.22 cc/Kwh as against the UIC specified limit of 375 °C.

    No deterioration in physical condition of wheel and brake block except width wise crack on 1st pair during bedding that did not deteriorate further and on 2nd pair surface crack at the end of drag test observed.