Groupe PSA Selects Corning GPFs for PureTech Engines
In May of this year, Groupe PSA announced plans to leverage GPFs as a new strategic step in reducing emissions across its fleet as it addresses the challenges of energy transition.
Corning Inc. recently announced that Groupe PSA is equipping all PureTech gasoline-direct-injection engine models with gasoline particulate filters (GPF) from Corning, beginning in October 2017. DuraTrap® GC filters reportedly enable a significant reduction in particulate emissions for the most efficient generation of PureTech engines.
Evolving the PureTech powertrain to include DuraTrap GC filters is a continuation of Groupe PSA’s commitment to innovation and global emissions reduction. Groupe PSA was the first major automaker to introduce particulate filters on its diesel engines in 2000. In May of this year, Groupe PSA announced plans to leverage GPFs as a new strategic step in reducing emissions across its fleet as it addresses the challenges of energy transition.
The launch of this new emissions control technology is the result of a close collaboration between Groupe PSA and Corning. Corning’s expertise in ceramic science and systems integration helped Groupe PSA design in these new particulate filters, resulting in a robust solution to help reduce emissions and reach new levels of engine efficiency.
“We are pleased to supply Groupe PSA with next-generation emissions control solutions as they advance automotive design,” said Klaus Wellstein, general manager, Germany and South Africa, Corning Environmental Technologies. “We are well-equipped to provide a range of proven emissions solutions to our customers that advance clean-gasoline design for the next round of emissions regulations.”
All high-performance PureTech engines for the EU and Chinese markets will be equipped with Corning DuraTrap GC filters. Corning’s Kaiserslautern, Germany, facility will supply the European market, while the company’s new Hefei, China, facility will supply the Chinese market. DuraTrap GC filters feature a cordierite-based material composition with an innovative engineered ceramic microstructure designed to efficiently trap fine particulates from gasoline engine exhaust while maintaining vehicle performance with low engine back pressure.