Friction Material Standards Institute



2019 Catalogs are now available to order!

2019 Brake Weekend
The gathering of

May 31-June 3, 2019

851 Gulf Shore Boulevard North
Naples, Florida 34102


Our new address is:
3069 University Drive
Suite 210
Auburn Hills MI, 48326

Eligibility for Membership - Manufacturers

  • Manufacturers of the six products covered by FMSI (disc friction, disc backing plates, drum friction, drum shoes, heavy duty blocks, and clutch facings) in commercial quantities are eligible for membership
  • Active members have their principal office or manufacturing facility in the United States, Canada, or Mexico
  • Regional members are located throughout the rest of the world
  • Only difference between Active and Regional membership is that Active Members bear the additional responsibility for the operation of FMSI
  • Active and Regional members have the same rights to FMSI information and part number use

Eligibility for Membership - Licensees

  • Not a manufacturer of the six products covered by FMSI
  • Participates in the industry in one of the following five areas
    • Manufacture of component parts for brakes
    • Manufacture of materials for attachment or assembly of brakes
    • Manufacture of tools and/or equipment used in industry
    • Test or certify friction materials
    • Rebuild or assemble brakes and clutches
  • Licensee members have access to FMSI information
  • Licensee members do NOT have the right to use FMSI part numbers except for product purchased from a manufacturing member