Our activity within VRI and FEMFM
LUMAG has been a member of VRI (Verband der Reibbelagindustrie) and the FEMFM (Federation of European Manufacturers of Friction Materials) since 1998. These organizations safeguard the interest of manufacturers, protect their formulas and technologies, but most importantly, they strive for the implementation of modern and environmentally friendly solutions. Their main focus is on the removal of asbestos and limiting the content of antimony, copper and copper alloys in formulas. Thanks to the pressure of these organizations, uncertified friction materials are eliminated from the market, and manufacturers are forced to meet the highest standards. VRI is the owner of a universal numbering system for braking system components commonly used in the automotive industry, the so-called WVA numbers. Only the members of VRI and its licensees are allowed to use this numbering system.
As a member of VRI and FEMFM, LUMAG cooperates with leading corporations in the brake industry, among others: TMD Friction, Honeywell Bremsbelag, ITT Automotive Europe, Raybestos, Federal-Mogul, Roulunds.
The main aims of the cooperation between leading manufacturers of friction materials are as follows:
- Starting cooperation in technology, harmonizing standards and legal regulations on an international level to ensure high quality of friction materials
- Raising manufacturing standards, standards of environmental protection and improving working conditions for all those employed in the friction materials industry
- Guarding the interests of manufacturers in the industry and their promotion
Cooperation with TÜV and other research institutions
For many years LUMAG has been cooperating with a number of research institutions in Poland and abroad, such as: TÜV Nord Essen, TÜV SÜD Czech from Prague, Applus+ IDIADA from Spain, Przemysłowy Instytut Motoryzacji (Industrial Institute of the Automotive Industry) and Wojskowy Instytut Techniki Pancernej i Samochodowej (Military Institute of Armored Vehicle and Automotive Technology). Together with such research institutions we organize tests of brake linings and pads both in laboratory conditions and on roads.