Tenneco gets 2020 PACE Award for ‘IROX 2’ bearing technology

More than 40 million second-generation polymer bearings expected to be produced by 2022

Tenneco Powertrain business group has been recognized with a 2020 Automotive News PACE Award for its second-generation polymer bearing technology, IROX 2, a universal solution for all engine applications.

Keri Westbrooke, vice president and chief technology officer at Tenneco Powertrain business group said: “Tenneco’s powertrain technologies continue to deliver critical solutions for our customers as they look to achieve greater levels of durability and performance for highly loaded and downsized engines.

“We’re very honored to be recognized once again by the Automotive News PACE judges as a game-changer in this highly competitive market. Congratulations to all the winners.”

Tenneco’s IROX 2 bearings provide outstanding seizure and wear resistance, load capacity and conformability for the most critical engine operating conditions.

The coating features an enforced polymeric binder material with a highly effective synergistic filler composition and can be used for nearly every engine application, from high-performance sports cars to large heavy-duty diesel trucks.

Since the launch of IROX 2, nearly ten million bearings have been produced using this advanced technology, with that number expected to grow to more than 40 million units by 2022.

The prestigious PACE award recognises automotive suppliers for superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance.

The 26th annual PACE Award was presented by Automotive News and Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA).

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