CERAMIC: The true advantage of Ceramic brake pads is that they are basically dustless and provide equal stopping power when compared to the standard metallic or semi-metallic brake pads. Brake Friction materials that contain ceramic formulations are the newest technology when it comes to brake pads.. These pads use ceramic compounds and copper fibers in place of the semi-metallic pad’s steel fibers. This allows the ceramic pads to handle high brake temperatures with less heat fade, provide faster recovery after the stop, and generate less dust and wear on both the pads and rotors. Ceramic brake compounds provide much quieter braking because the ceramic compound helps dampen noise by generating a frequency beyond the human hearing range.