WHAT: Brake lines with GrapheneGuard
INNOVATION: Martinrea’s GrapheneGuard eliminates the need for extra protective layers on standard nylon-coated brake lines, yielding abrasion protection and weight savings. When used in place of traditional nylon and coextruded polypropylene layers, GrapheneGuard can provide weight savings of as much as 25 percent while simultaneously demonstrating superior abrasion protection, improved strength and better chemical resistance.
FIRST CUSTOMER: Ford Motor Co.
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