Reduction of particulate matter must not be neglected

eco solutions
June 15, 2023
  • Euro 7 standard provides important framework for the future of our planet
  • More than 70,000 deaths triggered by particulate matter and nitrogen oxide emissions from road traffic
  • Prioritizing the issue of particulate matter in the Euro 7 standard
  • LMD technology as an essential building block for clean and sustainable mobility

For some weeks now, Fritz Winter Eisengießerei has been closely following the controversial discussions surrounding the introduction of the planned Euro 7 standard. While the focus of the debate has so far been primarily on exhaust gas management, an essential topic has been pushed into the background: the specifications for particulate emissions during braking processes, which are anchored in the Euro 7 standard.
We are calling for this issue to receive the imperative attention it deserves once again, as it is of enormous importance for people and our environment. It is estimated that around 300,000 deaths in the EU in 2018 were due to air pollution - more than 70,000 of which resulted from long-term exposure to particulate matter and nitrogen oxide emissions caused by road traffic. Passers-by, especially the elderly and children, suffer particularly badly from this situation.

It is irresponsible to completely overshadow the issue of particulate matter reduction. We must keep the future of our planet in mind and become aware of our task. We therefore demand that politicians, decision-makers and the general public separate the issue of brake particulate matter from discussions on exhaust gas management in order to give it the attention it deserves and introduce appropriate regulations in a timely manner.

LMD coating technology for brake discs can reduce fine dust emissions from brake discs by 90%. At the same time, the service life of the discs is doubled, resulting in significant resource savings. This improves the environmental compatibility of both vehicles with internal combustion engines and battery-electric vehicles.

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