Dow Automotive Systems Joins Diesel Technology Forum

May 10, 2011

“Dow Automotive System’s success in increasing energy efficiency in automobiles and large commercial trucks while also reducing exhaust emissions has contributed significantly to the growing improvements in today’s clean diesel technology.” - Allen Schaeffer, DTF Executive Director

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) is pleased to announce that Dow Automotive Systems has joined the Forum, a non-profit association that promotes the use of the most advanced clean diesel engines, fuel and technology in the United States.

“Dow Automotive System’s success in increasing energy efficiency in automobiles and large commercial trucks while also reducing exhaust emissions has contributed significantly to the growing improvements in today’s clean diesel technology,” said Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of DTF.

“Dow has also developed the AERIFY(TM) diesel particulate filter which reduces diesel particulate emissions by up to 99 percent with very low back pressure. As a result, the AERIFY(TM) filter helps the diesel engine provide optimal power, torque performance and fuel efficiency — key benefits for diesel engines. The technology’s performance and design enables a more compact footprint that helps achieve important goals of lower cost clean diesel technology in smaller spaces; important in all applications of clean diesel including the off-road segment which is now beginning to meet near zero EPA emission levels known as Tier 4.

“We first witnessed Dow’s advanced diesel particulate filter technology in the first-ever diesel-powered race cars to capture the checkered flag at both the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 12 hours of Sebring endurance races. That a diesel-powered car could win those hallmark races and do it with particulate filters really helped shift mindsets about the future for diesel technology, a clear demonstration of the AERIFY technology’s ability to further enhance efficiency and performance in clean commercial diesel applications.

“We’re extremely pleased that Dow Automotive Systems has joined the Forum and look forward to working with them in expanding the use of clean diesel technologies.”

“As we finalize preparations for commercial production of the AERIFY diesel particulate filter this year, we also look forward to participating in the Forum’s initiatives for promoting advanced diesel technologies and influencing public policy and education,” said Steve Majkowski, Global Marketing Director, Powertrain & Emissions, Dow Automotive Systems.

Dow Automotive Systems Provides Wide Range of Auto Market Needs

Dow Automotive Systems is a leading provider of polyurethanes, elastomers, films, fluids, adhesives, acoustic-management materials and emissions solutions to the global transportation industry. By working collaboratively with passenger vehicle, commercial transportation and aftermarket customers, Dow Automotive Systems is developing industry-leading solutions to address a wide range of critical market needs – increasing energy efficiency, improving safety and health, reducing exhaust emissions and enhancing vehicle quality and appeal.

Dow also supplies AERIFY(TM) diesel particulate filters which feature an advanced ceramic honeycomb with a unique microstructure that provides low backpressure and unique system performance advantages applicable across a wide range of diesel after treatment applications. For additional information about Dow Automotive, visit www.dowautomotive.com

Diesel Technology Forum – A Leading Source on Clean Diesel and Energy Issues

Since it was founded in 2000, the Forum has emerged as a leading source of information on clean diesel and energy issues which regularly participates in legislative and regulatory deliberations, technology demonstrations, and industry and media events.

The Forum brings together a broad range of diesel stakeholders including diesel users, public and environmental interest groups, and government officials to encourage the exchange of information and ideas about the use of diesel technology. Elected officials, regulators, members of the media and other opinion leaders count on the Forum for data, insight and expert commentary.

Forum members are leaders in clean diesel technology and represent the three key elements of the modern clean-diesel system: advanced engines, vehicles and equipment, cleaner diesel fuel and emissions-control systems. For more information visit www.dieselforum.org.

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