Corning Inc. recently announced the introduction of the Celcor® 600/2 substrate, a next-generation ceramic substrate for light-duty gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles. With its ultra-thin walls, the new substrate enables reduced fuel consumption and increased engine power through low exhaust system back pressure.
The Celcor 600/2 product is designed with 600 cells per square in. and walls that are 2 mils thin (about the width of a strand of human hair). This cell geometry results in an extremely lightweight ceramic substrate that provides excellent cold-start emission reduction benefits. Corning began manufacturing and supplying the Celcor 600/2 substrate in the third quarter of 2007 for inclusion in 2008 model-year vehicles.
“Corning is pleased to introduce an advanced ceramic substrate that can reduce overall system cost, optimize performance through low back pressure, and offer increased design options for vehicle manufacturers,” said Thomas Appelt, vice president and general manager, Automotive Technologies. “We leveraged our expertise in materials, product design and manufacturing to develop an innovative ceramic substrate with improved attributes. We will continue to research, develop and design next-generation substrates that help our customers achieve greater system optimization.”
Corning’s innovation leadership has enabled the company to continually advance ceramic substrates and diesel particulate filters to meet the most demanding global emissions requirements. Corning substrates and filters are available in a wide variety of lengths, contours and cell densities, enabling more design options for on- and non-road engine and vehicle manufacturers.
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