Tenneco Inc. (ticker: TEN, exchange: New York Stock Exchange) News Release

August 27, 2015


Company will hold press briefing on Wednesday, September 16 at 10:30, Hall 5.1, Stand A20

Lake Forest, Illinois…August 27, 2015 –Tenneco (NYSE: TEN) will showcase its innovative Clean Air and Ride Performance solutions designed to meet global automakers’ demand for products that reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency and vehicle performance at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show from September 17 – 27, 2015.

“Our global customers value Tenneco’s solutions that meet their requirements for lightweight, fuel-efficient technologies that also enhance the customer driving experience,” said Timothy Jackson, executive vice president and chief technology officer, Tenneco. “We’re pleased to introduce some important clean air and ride performance innovations at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show that meet current and future legislative requirements and are ready for production anywhere in the world. ”

Clean Air Technologies

Tenneco's lightweight clean air technologies help to reduce fuel consumption, which drives CO2 emissions reduction.

Mixing Technologies. Tenneco’s custom-engineered mixing components ensure consistent performance of liquid urea selective catalytic reduction (SCR) aftertreatment in diesel engine exhaust systems. The company will debut its latest family of mixing solutions designed to support SCR-coated diesel particulate filter (SDPF) applications, where SCR catalyst and particulate filtration is combined into one component, responding to the need for lightweight, compact packaging of the vehicle's aftertreatment system. Tenneco's mixing technologies also support real driving emissions standards and serve as enablers for current and future emissions regulations.

Gasoline Particulate Filter. Tenneco has leveraged its expertise in diesel particulate filter technology with the development of its gasoline particulate filters (GPF), designed for gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines to reduce particulate emissions in compliance with the Euro 6c emissions regulation. GPFs use the same type of wall-flow substrates as diesel particulate filters and can be included in the exhaust system in addition to the series three-way catalyst, or the catalyst coating can be directly applied to the filter substrate to form a four-way catalyst. Tenneco has successfully adapted its canning technology to accommodate these highly porous, fragile substrates and will showcase its all-new oval-shaped GPF at the IAA.

Electronic Modular Valves. Tenneco’s latest generation of electronic backpressure variable control valves are designed to support low pressure exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) for diesel engines and acoustic tuning for gasoline engines, providing precise and dynamic flap control to generate the optimal pressure conditions. Tenneco's latest generation valve features a modular design with a flexible actuator orientation that can be customized on demand to support specific customer needs, such as packaging requirements and exhaust temperature specifications up to 750°C. The valve can be adapted to meet any engine architecture.

Ride Performance Solutions that Drive Greater Vehicle Performance and Improve the Driver Experience

Tenneco will showcase its Monroe® Intelligent Suspension portfolio at the Motor Show. The Monroe® Intelligent Suspension portfolio of technologies includes adaptive suspension solutions; semi-active solutions; and fully active suspension solutions, all of which are designed to fit a range of vehicle applications. The company will also highlight two Monroe® Intelligent Suspension technologies that are launching in series production:

CVSA2 is Tenneco’s newest generation of continuously variable semi-active suspension damping technology for premium luxury cars and sports cars. It offers significant improvements in ride performance from single valve technology, as each damper features two independent electro-hydraulic valves for both the rebound and compression motions. This enables an increased tuning range for even greater vehicle dynamics and higher comfort levels.  

Dual Mode is an adaptive suspension solution for small and medium vehicle segments, offering drivers a choice of two suspension modes, a feature previously only available to the large and luxury vehicle segments.  The system features four electronically controlled dampers, which the driver can switch between damping for improved comfort, or firmer damping for a sportier ride directly from the dashboard.


Elastomer Technologies

Tenneco’s Clevite® Elastomer Group provides custom vibration control design, engineering and manufacturing solutions for OEMs by tuning vehicle characteristics in tandem with system requirements, enabling greater vehicle performance.

Damper top mounts feature both an elastomer element to allow damper articulation/isolation and a structural element, which provides attachment to the vehicle body. Tenneco offers both integration of economical aluminum die castings and steel stamped designs to offer OEMs maximum flexibility. 


Exhaust system isolators offer full-vehicle life durability with very low mass. Tenneco's patented "Shear Hub" isolator geometry provides excellent vibration isolation combined with robust limit travel control. By controlling and leveraging the isolator as a fully engineered part, Tenneco’s innovative design helps OEMs achieve both stringent performance requirements and long system life.

Tenneco is an $8.4 billion global manufacturing company with headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois and approximately 29,000 employees worldwide.  Tenneco is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of clean air and ride performance products and systems for automotive and commercial vehicle original equipment markets and the aftermarket.  Tenneco’s principal brand names are Monroe®, Walker®, XNOx™ and Clevite®Elastomer.


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