EcoTough® Piston Coating
2011 - PACE Award Winner
Federal-Mogul Corporation / Powertrain Energy
What: EcoTough® Piston Coating
Judge's Citation: Increased power output as engines are downsized and boosted subjects engines to greater mechanical and thermal stress thus, the need for reduced friction and increased wear resistance.
Federal Mogul has responded to this demand with the EcoTough Piston Coating, a proprietary antifriction piston skirt coating material. It uses a mix of solid lubricants optimized for low friction performance, and a fiber reinforced polymer base for high wear resistance. It extends piston life and makes measurable reductions in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. EcoTough coated pistons are compatible with existing cylinder bore finishes, and can be introduced seamlessly into volume engine production.