Corning Introduces Next-Generation Ceramic Substrate For Light-Duty Vehicles

2007-09-05 22:58 878

CORNING, N.Y., Sept. 6 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) on September 5, 2007 announced the introduction of the Celcor(R) 600/2 substrate, a next-generation ceramic substrate for light-duty gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles. With its ultrathin walls, the new substrate enables reduced fuel consumption and increased engine power through low exhaust system back pressure.

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The Celcor 600/2 product is designed with six hundred cells per square inch and walls that are two mils thin -- about the width of a strand of human hair. This cell geometry results in an extremely light-weight 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, Corning Incorporated. “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-road and non-road engine and vehicle manufacturers.

Corning is a leading supplier of advanced ceramic substrates and diesel particulate filters for all of the world's major manufacturers of gasoline and diesel engines and vehicles. The company invented an economical, high-performance ceramic substrate in the early 1970s that is now the standard for catalytic converters worldwide. In 1978, Corning developed the cellular ceramic particulate filter to remove soot from diesel emissions.

About Corning Incorporated

Corning Incorporated ( ) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 150 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy and metrology.

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