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Why Fujita Brake’s Ceramic Compound is Superior

When it comes to compounds, nothing beats the performance and wear of a ceramic compound.
The low noise and dust also make it a popular choice for the car show and meet crowd as it
ensures minimal cleanup after reaching their destination. However, what is a ceramic compound?
We’ll answer that and why Fujita Brake uses it in our brake pads.

First, we must compare the different types of pad compounds that exist in the market. There
are the low-steel, “organic”, semi-meallic, and ceramic compounds. Semi-Metallic brake pads
are about 30 to 60-percent metal with other mixtures within the friction material. It is a very
good material to look for if you do lots of braking, but it can be harsh on rotors and may not
perform well in very cold temperatures as they won’ t put out enough friction to make any heat.

Organic pads are made of materials such as fiber, chopped glass, mineral fibers, and even
Kevlar mixtures. Organic pads are usually low-dust and low-noise, and are generally better on
the rotors, but they do tend to wear out fast. They are also not good for brake environments that
see a lot of heat.

The Low-Metallic NAO pads you see on the market are called so because they don’t contain as
much steel or sometimes no steel at all, but contain a lot of the same organic formula with more
copper or other metals. So, these pads will be a little noisier compared to full-organic, but not as
much as semi-metallic.

Finally, there is the ceramic brake pad and is one that uses ceramic compounds along with
some other metals in its mixture. They provide the lowest dust and noise and have the lowest
wear on the brake rotors, but can take higher temperatures and stop your car nearly as well as
the semi-metallic pad. Fujita Brake uses an exclusive ceramic compound that provides the best
performance all around and best price.