Volkswagen selects Corning DuraTrap filter for 1.6L diesels on MQB platform
7 May 2012
Volkswagen Group is equipping select Modularer Querbaukasten (MQB) platform (German for Modular Transverse Matrix) models with the new Corning DuraTrap AT LP 300/10 filter, the latest advancement in Corning’s DuraTrap AT family of diesel filter products. 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.
Designed to capture diesel engine soot particles while minimizing restrictions to exhaust flow, the DuraTrap AT LP 300/10 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 MQB platform 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 offer a significant reduction in weight and emissions.
Corning diesel particulate filters are used in emission control systems to remove particulate matter (soot) from vehicle exhaust. The DuraTrap AT LP 300/10 filter is designed to provide durable filter performance as it repeatedly burns high amounts of collected soot. The filter helps vehicle and engine manufacturers improve the fuel efficiency and performance of diesel engines while meeting particulate mass and particulate number emissions limits.
The DuraTrap AT LP filter is also offered in a 300/13 geometry for even higher soot mass requirements. Due to its higher thermal mass, this filter requires fewer regeneration events, thereby improving fuel efficiency.
Corning DuraTrap AT filters use an advanced aluminum titanate composition in a monolithic construction to deliver enhanced durability, high-filtration efficiency, and excellent pressure drop within exhaust after-treatment systems. They are available for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty diesel applications.
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