Corning Incorporated announced today the company has been awarded the Corporate Technical Achievement Award by the American Ceramic Society. Corning was honored for developing the DuraTrap® AT filter which is used in advanced mobile emission control systems to significantly reduce particulate matter from the exhaust of diesel vehicles. This award recognizes outstanding, commercialized technologies that improve our society.
Introduced in 2005, Corning DuraTrap® AT filters are made of a unique aluminum titanate material that delivers enhanced durability, high filtration efficiency and excellent pressure drop within exhaust aftertreatment systems. DuraTrap® AT filters are being used globally to help customers, including Volkswagen AG and Hyundai-Kia Motors, meet increasingly stringent particulate emissions regulations. They are designed for use in light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.
"The design and development of the Corning DuraTrap® AT filter leverages Corning's unique ability to innovate a product that not only helps our customers meet their technical requirements but also improves air quality," said Thomas Hinman, senior vice president of Corning Environmental Technologies. "We are honored to receive this award and we are proud of the Corning employees who worked diligently to bring this innovative product to market."
This is the sixth time that Corning has been honored with this award. It will be presented at the American Ceramic Society's 110th annual meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa. on October 6, 2008. For more information on the ceremony, visit www.ceramics.org.
Corning diesel particulate filters are used in emission control systems to remove particulate matter (soot) from vehicle exhaust. These wall-flow filters collect soot particles using a cellular ceramic structure with alternating channels open at the inlet and plugged on the outlet of the filter. Periodically the filter is regenerated (heated) to consume the soot and clean the filter.
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