Agreement will help Navistar meet EPA 2010 emissions-control regulations
CORNING, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) and Navistar, Inc. (NYSE:NAV) today announced that Corning will provide Navistar with advanced diesel emissions-control products which will enable Navistar to meet the strict Environmental Protection Agency regulations (EPA 2010) that go into effect Jan. 1, 2010. This multi-year agreement is for the supply of Corning emissions-control products for medium- and heavy-duty Navistar MaxxForce(R) brand diesel engines.
Both companies collaborated to integrate Corning DuraTrap? AT filters, DuraTrap? AC filters, and Celcor? substrates into advanced aftertreatment systems optimized for a range of Navistar’s engine platforms. Corning, a leading supplier of emissions-control products for EPA 2007 regulations, was named by Navistar as a 2007 Diamond Supplier for meeting or exceeding Navistar’s performance expectations on quality, delivery, and cost.
“We are pleased to continue as Navistar’s supplier of advanced substrates and diesel particulate filters,” said Curt Weinstein, vice president and general manager, Heavy-Duty Diesel Technologies, Corning Incorporated. “Our emissions-control products will help Navistar achieve the rigorous EPA 2010 mandate. This agreement emphasizes our commitment to meeting Navistar’s emissions technology needs.”
“The ability of Corning to meet the stringent specifications provided by Navistar for particulate filter and substrate technology to support Navistar’s MaxxForce Advanced EGR technology was integral to our selection of these products with this proven supplier,” said Eric Tech, vice president and general manager of the Navistar Engine Group. “This agreement is a key enabler of Navistar’s mission to provide customers with a simple and straightforward solution that places the responsibility of emissions compliance on the vehicle manufacturer, not the customer."
Corning is a leading supplier of advanced cellular 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, cellular 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. Corning continues to leverage its expertise in materials, processes, and manufacturing to develop advanced ceramic substrates and diesel particulate filters that help meet demanding mobile emissions requirements.
About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) 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.
About Navistar, Inc.
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose wholly owned subsidiaries produce International? brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce? brand diesel engines, IC Bus brand school and commercial buses, and Workhorse? brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. It also is a private-label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. The company also provides truck and diesel engine parts and service. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com/newsroom.
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