Tenneco Inc.’s 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. The prestigious PACE award recognizes automotive suppliers for superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance.
An industry leading development, Tenneco’s IROX® 2 bearings provide outstanding seizure and wear resistance, load capacity and conformability for the most critical engine operating conditions. The IROX 2 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 10 million bearings have been produced using this advanced technology, with that number expected to grow to more than 40 million units by 2022.
The 26th annual PACE Award was presented by Automotive News and Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA). The competition was open to suppliers who contribute products, processes, materials or services directly to the manufacture of cars or trucks. The Automotive News PACE Award is accepted around the world as the industry benchmark of innovation.
Tenneco’s Powertrain business group has had a successful history with PACE, earning 17 awards since 2006. The company has received PACE recognition for innovative products including: DuraForm-G91® piston alloy; MicroTorq® sealing technology; DuroGlide® low friction ring pack technologies; lead-free engine bearings; IROX® first-generation polymer engine bearings; High Modulus Bonded Piston technology; EcoTough®-coated piston; LKZ-Ring® High-Temperature Alloy (HTA) gaskets; Goetze® Diamond Coating (GDC®) for piston rings; and the company’s Monosteel® diesel piston.