Testing Tomorrow: Gasoline Particulate Filters and Emerging Technology


Our industry faces a critical tipping point. As pollution continues to harm people and the environment, new legislation has created strict vehicle fuel economy and CO² emissions regulations. As manufacturers develop and bring into play technologies to meet these existing standards, the chemists and engineers at Afton have prepared solutions for the future. 

Collaborating with industry leaders and academic experts, we developed mold breaking methods to determine how gasoline particulate filters (GPF) impact pollutant emissions in gasoline direct injection (GDI) vehicles. Our patent application, US 16/121,225 is the first accelerated aging test to determine how GPFs will interact with ash-forming oil lubricants over an engine’s full useful life.

By using a range of oils, including Afton’s own products, we discovered exciting results: not only do GPFs maintain performance, oil-produced ash and soot actually help GDIs meet emission standards. Our researchers at Afton have uncovered key GPF performance details and ensured GDI can continue to meet future demands for cleaner vehicles.

To learn more about all things Gasoline Direct Injection and Afton’s involvement in GDI Fuel additive technology, visit the Afton GDI Headquarters.

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