Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today that its Environmental Technologies business recently received the Cummins’ new product development award for providing strong technical support, excellent product performance, and on-time product supply with no delays for its emissions-control solutions.
The biennial supplier conference was held in Wuxi, China, and was attended by more than 250 suppliers, with awards in nine different categories going to 32 winners. Corning, the only substrate and coating supplier in the group, received the new product development award along with three other companies. The award is an important recognition to Corning’s local and global teams supporting the Chinese market.
“Corning did a great job supplying a high-performance product with competitive cost and design for the China market,” said Yongquan Chai, general manager, Cummins Emission Solutions (China) Co., Ltd.
The new product development award recognizes Corning’s expertise in extrusion technology with robust technical and design-in support. Specifically highlighted was Corning’s commitment to advanced material science to reduce emissions and superior technical support.
“We’re incredibly proud of the cooperation between Corning and Cummins, and all the work done together to earn this award,” said Zhongxuan Wang, commercial director, Corning Environmental Technologies, China. “This award demonstrates Corning’s ability to leverage our core capabilities to solve customers’ unique challenges, in this case the need for advanced technical knowledge and design-in support.”
Corning is a leading supplier of advanced cellular ceramic substrates and ceramic particulate filters for emissions control to the world's major manufacturers of gasoline and diesel vehicles, such as Cummins Inc. Corning 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 ceramic science and extrusion manufacturing technology to develop market-leading emissions-control solutions that help our customers meet new emission standards and enable cleaner air worldwide.
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Corning (www.corning.com) is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a 166-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramic science, and optical physics along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people's lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in RD&E, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and deep, trust-based relationships with customers who are global leaders in their industries.
Corning's capabilities are versatile and synergistic, which allows the company to evolve to meet changing market needs, while also helping our customers capture new opportunities in dynamic industries. Today, Corning's markets include optical communications, mobile consumer electronics, display technology, automotive, and life sciences vessels. Corning's industry-leading products include damage-resistant cover glass for mobile devices; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for state-of-the-art communications networks; trusted products to accelerate drug discovery and delivery; and clean-air technologies for cars and trucks.