WINNER: Coating lengthens life of engine bearing shells
Federal-Mogul Corp., Powertrain, Bearings and Ignition
What: IROX highly effective coating for engine bearings
Innovation: The polymer coating, reinforced with hard oxide particles, reduces friction on bearing shells. Federal-Mogul estimates that the coating can lengthen the life of bearing shells fivefold from traditional coatings under extreme conditions created by direct-injected engines and stop-start operation.
First customer: General Motors, LS7 engine, 2010
Web site: federalmogul.com/en