New Emissions Technology Reduces Cost of Filter Materials by 15 Percent
FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- ArvinMeritor, Inc.
(NYSE: ARM) announced today that its Light Vehicle Systems (LVS) Emissions
Technologies business has unveiled new technology for more reliable, low-cost
diesel particulate filter regeneration that will be ready for 2007 model year
vehicles. The company made the announcement during its appearance as an
exhibitor in the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show.
"ArvinMeritor continues to be at the forefront of emissions research and
development, working to identify cost-effective solutions that will help our
customers meet impending diesel regulations," said Michael Bleidt, vice
president and general manager of LVS Emissions Technologies. "Because our
diesel fuel vaporizer manages filter soot regeneration, independent of the
engine and at lower temperatures, it gives OEMs the opportunity to specify a
The ArvinMeritor diesel fuel vaporizer injects a small amount of diesel
fuel, as a gas-vapor mixture, into the exhaust gas for complete combustion in
the downstream catalytic converter. The required exhaust gas temperature is
reached rapidly and reliably, and is maintained throughout the period of
regeneration -- even under stop-and-go conditions. The result is a highly
effective method of soot particle combustion in the filter.
Validation tests have proven the vaporizer's effectiveness in carrying out
frequent regenerations, without oil dilution and with lower fuel consumption.
A reduction in thermal stress on the filter substrate allows for a potential
15-percent cost savings, when using less expensive filter materials.
ArvinMeritor's Light Vehicle Systems (LVS) business group posted $4.8
billion in sales during fiscal year 2004, and employs 17,000 people at 75
facilities in 23 countries. LVS -- a market leader in the product categories
it serves -- supplies integrated systems and modules to the world's leading
passenger car and light truck OEMs. With advanced technology and systems
design expertise in apertures, undercarriage, wheel and emissions control, LVS
combines high-quality components into cost-effective, performance-based
solutions for virtually every car and light truck on the road today.
ArvinMeritor, Inc. is a premier $8 billion global supplier of a broad
range of integrated systems, modules and components to the motor vehicle
industry. The company serves light vehicle, commercial truck, trailer and
specialty original equipment manufacturers and related aftermarkets.
Headquartered in Troy, Mich., ArvinMeritor employs approximately 31,000 people
at more than 120 manufacturing facilities in 25 countries. ArvinMeritor
common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol
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