Automotive Manufacturers Equipment Compliance Agency, Inc. (AMECA) announced their new program as a third-party registrar for the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association’s (MEMA) LeafMark program this month.
MEMA, through its division the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), along with the Brake Manufacturers Council, a council of AASA, has developed the LeafMark Certification Program which is designed to certify that brake friction materials manufactured by third parties have passed certain environmental composition standards.
About Friction Material Registration
AMECA also introduced their new web portal (www.ameca.org) to certify your brake friction material for environmental compliance.
AMECA’s new web portal allows for quick submission of data and test report requests for self-certification. The new database design also allows for the speedy remedy to common errors and typos. It gives the manufacturer full control of their data submission with complete transparency throughout the certification process. Components of brake friction material are regulated by some states, most notably California and Washington. These states have strict registration and use requirements with severe penalties for non-compliance. AMECA is now a 3rd party registrar who can register materials for California and Washington.
For over 25 years AMECA has been committed to the vehicle safety business. To further that goal AMECA became an A2LA Certification Body in 2017. AMECA is the only organization with written agreements with state agencies to provide safety equipment registration, including brake friction material, to the VESC (Vehicle Equipment Safety Commission) standards. AMECA is custodian of all VESC documents. AMECA’s ISO-Certification Program is only intended for the best manufacturers. Not every manufacturer who applies will be granted certification.
All ISO-Certification program documents are available free on the AMECA website.
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