Tougher exhaust emission standards have prompted researchers to look for ways to improve current catalytic converters. Researchers at Corning Glass Works have developed new thin-wall ceramic-monolithic catalyst supports. The new 400 and 600 cells-per-square-inch products have cell walls six mils thicks. The higher cell densities and thin wall geometries give an increase in the geometric surface area available for precious metal coating, a faster light-off time, improved thermal shock resistance, a lower pressure drop, and (in the case of the 400 product), lower cost.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 60-65
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 88
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325170
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM