Corning began serial production of AT filters for Hyundai·Kia Motors at the end of 2006. This agreement represents additional high-volume production for the advanced diesel particulate filter that Corning introduced in 2005.
Hyundai·Kia Motors will first integrate the Corning DuraTrap AT filter into the Kia Cee'd diesel passenger car, which has a 1.6 liter advanced diesel engine. Hyundai·Kia Motors will soon integrate the DuraTrap AT filter into other diesel passenger car models. The Kia Cee'd will be produced and available to consumers in late 2007.
The Corning DuraTrap AT filter uses an advanced aluminum titanate composition in a monolithic (single unit) structure that contributes to the durability of the filter.