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Posted: Jan 09, 2012

SDCmaterials Announces Field Trials for Emission Control Catalysts

(Nanowerk News) Tempe, Arizona based SDCmaterials, the global leader in development of advanced high performance catalyst materials, is pleased to announce the commencement of field trials for their novel Nano-Nano-Micron™ (NNm™) emission control catalyst product. As part of this final phase of pre-production testing, the company's NNm™ product will be deployed as the active catalyst ingredient within a critical exhaust system component utilized on municipal transit buses. This project is a joint project between SDCmaterials, Inc. and a major European Exhaust Gas Aftertreatment and Systems Company.
The exhaust system components targeted in these field trials rely on high cost platinum group metals (PGM) to oxidize soot and convert CO and HC into CO2 and water. SDC's catalysts are produced using a proprietary process, which results in a unique nanoscale PGM structure which maximizes the precious metal performance over the useful life of the exhaust system.
"The cost and performance benefits of our NNm™ emission control catalysts have been proven in synthetic gas and vehicle drive-cycle tests with multiple OEMs in various light duty and heavy duty emissions control applications. The field trials that we are announcing today provide clear evidence of the confidence that our customers have in the real world performance of our catalysts," said Maximilian Biberger, CEO of SDCmaterials, Inc. "Utilizing SDC products will enable our customer, a large catalytic component supplier and systems integrator, to substantially reduce the amount of platinum group metals required to meet increasingly stringent emissions control requirements."
About SDCmaterials, Inc.
SDCmaterials develops and commercializes high value advanced catalyst and additive products based on their novel materials fabrication and integration platform. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, USA with production facilities in Schwarzheide, Germany.
Source: SDCmaterials (press release)
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