By Gary Thomas
Corning, a supplier of specialty ceramics and glass, has declared that its select Modularer Querbaukasten (MQB) models with novel Corning DuraTrap AT LP 300/10 filter is incorporated in Volkswagen vehicles.
From the beginning of this year, the company has started supplying the filter to Volkswagen from its production unit located at Kaiserslautern, Germany. The filter is modeled to trap diesel engine soot particles, whilst, reducing limitations for exhaust flow. Further, the filter includes an optimized material microstructure and slim cell walls to reduce fuel consumption and to offer higher engine performance.
Volkswagen can design different drive models with the MQB platform. The drive models including front-wheel, transverse and front-engine models can be designed by employing the same parts. Hence, the emissions and weight of the vehicles are considerably reduced. The .6-l diesel engine passenger car models, which will be launched later this year, will be using this DuraTrap AT LP 300/10 filter.
Sophisticated aluminum titanate composition, which is a monolithic construction, has been used in the filters. Hence, the filters offer superior pressure drop within exhaust, high-filtration efficacy and have improved durability. These filters are well suited for heavy medium and light duty diesel use.
Further, the filter is able to incinerate high amounts of collected soot (particulate matter).
For higher soot mass requirements, the filter can also be availed with a 300/13 geometry. In addition, the filter needs only few regeneration events due to its greater thermal mass and offers enhanced fuel efficiency.