Hawk Performance Launches New LTS Disc Brake Pad Line

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(CLEVELAND, OH) July 7, 2005 – Hawk Performance launches its latest friction material innovation, LTS Ferro-Carbon compound. This new product was designed specifically for the unique braking demands of the full-sized light truck & SUV market. The LTS compound was developed over the past two years utilizing cutting edge Polymer research, advanced Carbon fiber processing, on-vehicle field evaluations and extensive dynamometer testing. Hawk’s LTS offers improved braking over standard replacement pads, superior fade resistance, and extended rotor & pad life.

“Our goal was to combine the durability of our commercial fleet products with the elevated stopping power of our performance street and motorsports formulations,” states Stuart Weitzman, Vice President Aftermarket Products Division. “Considering the growth rate and the shear enormity of this market segment, the timing is right to address the unique big brake needs of the light truck & SUV consumer.”

Hawk Performance LTS Ferro-Carbon disc brake pads are available through national distributors. For more information about Hawk Performance products, distribution partners or technical support please visit www.HawkPerformance.com.

Hawk Performance is an aftermarket brand of Wellman Products Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hawk Corporation (AMEX: HWK), a leading global manufacturer of friction materials, advanced powder metal materials, motors, stampings and motorsports components.