friction linings

Friction lining is a collective term for brake lining, clutch lining and slideway lining, irrespective the technical scope of application. Furka AG develops and produces brake pads for a wide variety of applications. In addition to classic brake linings, e.g. for discs, drums, band or rail brakes, also for special industrial applications. Furka AG’s brake linings can be found in machine and plant construction, in mountain railways, lifts, conveyor belts and e.g. also in military vehicles.

Thermal energy

The friction lining guarantees a continuously repeatable, controlled intervention in a mechanical process. This intervention (braking, coupling, sliding) destroys kinetic energy (kinetic energy) and mainly converts it into thermal energy. This energy conversion formulates the required mechanical, thermal and tribological characteristics of the friction lining.


Friction linings are used in most industries and a wide range of different applications:

  • mechanical engineering
  • public transportation; e.g. bus, tram, railway
  • mountain railway; e.g. cable car, cog railway
  • heavy duty vehicles; e.g. army, construction
  • agricultural machinery
  • automation and robotics

Brake pad

Uncompromising operational safety

The brake pad is a mechanically and thermally moderate to highly stressed component. Such pads are used wherever vehicles (train, tram, bus, cable car, truck, etc) or moving machine systems have to be decelarated or completely stopped. The kinetic energy is thereby converted into thermal energy (heat) by the friction between the brake pad and the drum (drum brake) or brake disc.


Brake pad

Drilled / grooved


Brake pad



Brake discs

Compression-molded, water-blasted, glued


Brake discs

Pressed in carrier plate


Brake pad

Compression molded, riveted

Clutch facing

Protects your system from overload

Clutches are designed as a seperator between drive and downforce and are non-positive. In the event of a torque overload a power interruption in the drive train is required for safety reasons which is assured by Furka clutch facings. A controlled decrease of the friction coefficient of the clutch facing prevents thermal overload and ensures the longevity of the system. Furka facings work also perfectly in the opposite direction for systems that have to start gently.


Coupling ring

Conical, glued


Clutch disc

Divided, glued

Rechteck 1

Clutch disc

One-piece, glued


Clutch disc

Double-sided, glued


Clutch wheel


Sliding surface

Wherever small, constant friction coefficents ​​are required

The charactristics of sliding surfaces are low friction coefficients with high heat resistance and strength. Provided no standard sliding surface is suitable to your requirement due to highest mechanical load we are happy to advise you to find a solution in laminated materials.


Sliding surface


Sliding and sealing ring


Sliding surface

Special solutions
Custom & individual

Customized solutions are our strength

Standard products are not always the best solution for many applications. Special requirements, such as customised installation dimensions thermal-, physical-, or chemical properties require individual solutions. And we are particularly good at this.‬

Know-How based on decades of Experience

For over 80 years the product name FURKA has been a guarantee for individually adapted products. Thanks to universal product alignments and flexibility , our customers also benefit from optimal applications that we offer.


Your satisfaction is our motivation

The friction- and sliding linings are safety components and it is a matter of trust for the user that these parts operate reliably. FURKA-Reibbeläge AG develops and produces customer-specific brake-, clutch-, and friction linings for a wide range of use under the most fastidious quality requirements tailored to the respective application. We are represented by distribution partners in almost every country in Europe such as Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Holland and Luxembourg; further Kovis components complete our assortment.

Decades of experience

Friction linings have been the core business of Furka Reibbeläge AG since 1930. Our experience grows with every customer project that we are allowed to accompany. We would be happy to learn more about your challenges in the areas of braking, clutching, sliding and look forward to working with you to find a suitable solution.