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Corning Inc. recently announced that Volkswagen Group is equipping select MQB models with the new Corning® DuraTrap® AT LP 300/10 filter. Designed to capture diesel engine soot particles while minimizing restrictions to exhaust flow, the filter features thinner cell walls and an optimized material microstructure to enable better engine performance and fuel consumption. Corning began shipping the product to Volkswagen earlier this year from its manufacturing facility in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
The Modularer Querbaukasten (MQB) platform (German for modular transverse matrix) allows Volkswagen to design a variety of transverse, front-engine, front-wheel drive models using the same set of components. Vehicles built on this architecture will reportedly offer a significant reduction in weight and emissions.
Corning’s DuraTrap AT LP 300/10 filter will be used in select 1.6-liter diesel engine passenger car models, which will be introduced later this year.
“We are pleased to supply Volkswagen with next-generation emissions-control solutions as they move to an innovative concept in automotive design,” said Mark A. Beck, senior vice president and general manager of Corning Environmental Technologies. “This application reinforces our commitment to build on Corning’s proven DuraTrap AT filter technology to help vehicle manufacturers reach higher performance goals.”
For additional information, visit www.corning.com.