A COMPARISON of the capabilities and weaknesses of organic and metal linings shows that neither is completely satisfactory. The author analyzes advantages and disadvantages of both.
Organic linings are more than equal to the demands of average daily driving. The metallics are equal to demands of “heat problem” braking of police cars, sports cars, and other vehicles subjected to high-speed, prolonged deceleration.
The author believes that the competition between organic and metallic friction materials will produce the effective brake lining of the future.