Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies is the global market leader in emissions control for light and commercial vehicles alike. It develops and manufactures exhaust systems and components:
Environmental standards for managing and reducing pollutant emissions are becoming more stringent worldwide. Emerging markets are adopting established European standards. Against this backdrop, Faurecia’s added value for automakers is its ability to propose a comprehensive portfolio of forward-looking solutions with regard to emissions control as well as acoustic treatment, weight reduction and exhaust heat recovery.
Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies has defined three key areas for innovation:
- weight reduction,
- pollutant emissions control,
- energy recovery.
In weight reduction, Faurecia is the market leader for valves used in cold-end exhaust components. Its self-adjusting “adaptive®” valve addresses the growing market demand for lighter-weight vehicles: by cutting muffler size in half, it provides significant savings in exhaust system weight.
Similarly, the use of brazing in the welding process reduces the thickness of each component, which not only yields substantial weight reduction but also enhances the exhaust system’s quality and durability.
With regard to emissions reduction, Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies has developed the Blue Box Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) solution. Thanks to this innovation, the SCR converter can be placed as close as possible to the engine, for more efficient recovery of nitrogen oxide emissions.
Working with Ford, Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies developed the Exhaust Heat Recovery Manifold (EHRM). This technology captures heat given off by the exhaust to warm the interior more quickly than a conventional set-up, reducing fuel consumption and pollutant emissions.