Corning DPF Selected by Kia Motors

Posted on April 16, 2007

Corning Inc. has announced that Hyundai-Kia Motors is equipping select European-market diesel passenger cars with its DuraTrap AT filters. Corning began serial production of the AT filters for Hyundai Kia Motors at the end of 2006 with this agreement representing 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 L 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 to deliver optimized thermal shock resistance and filtration under demanding conditions. This filter also uses a monolithic (single unit) structure that contributes to the durability of the filter. Corning is producing the filters at its manufacturing facility in Erwin, N.Y