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that supports vehicle manufacturers’
Federal-Mogul Corp’s CarboGlide piston ring
coating improves fuel economy and reduces
Technical Editor: Bob Flitney efforts to make petrol engines more CO2 emissions by reducing ring friction by up
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Editorial advisory board: friction by up to 20%, compared with nitride extreme conditions, such as face seals used in
Yves Birembaut (F) • Cyril X Latty (F) or other commonly used coatings. Furthermore, construction machinery.’
Amrat Parmar (UK) • Richard F Salant (USA) the coating’s high wear resistance will endure The company says that CarboGlide is its
Wolfgang Schöpplein (D) • Shuzo Seya (J)
Scott Svendsen (USA) an engine’s full operational life – even the latest third and most advanced generation of DLC-
generation of high-output petrol engines that use coated ring technology. The coating was devel-
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