14.09.04

14.9.2004: Meldung: IMPCO Technologies Inc.: Equipment to Measure Harmful Diesel Emissions

IMPCO Procures Equipment to Measure Harmful Diesel Emissions
Monday September 13, 9:04 am ET

CERRITOS, Calif., Sept. 13 / IMPCO Technologies Inc., (Nasdaq: IMCO - News) announced today the addition of state-of-the-art engine emission and diesel particulate measurement equipment to the capabilities at their Global Research and Development Center located in Kent, Washington.

The equipment is the latest addition to IMPCO"s engine emissions measurement laboratory used in the development of engines and fuel systems to reduce harmful exhaust emissions. In particular, the new equipment is especially suited to measure smoke, emissions and particulate matter from diesel engines. Independent studies has indicated exhaust of diesel engines contributes to the global greenhouse effect and that their particulate matter is a carcinogen. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the California Air Resources Board, as well as many international regulatory agencies, have identified particulate matter emitted from diesel-fueled engines applications such as heavy truck, intercity transportation, and school buses as a major pollution and health issue. IMPCO is presently developing technologies and products to reduce or eliminate exhaust emission particulates from diesel engines and to significantly reduce the emission greenhouse effect. The use of diesel fueled engines in the United States is mainly used in heavy duty applications and encompasses over 20 million vehicles.

The equipment enables the measurement of exhaust and particulate emissions of gasoline, compressed natural gas, liquid propane gas and diesel fueled engines to the minimum level for engines currently regulated under standards such as Euro III, Euro IV, and EPA 2004 and 2007, as well as those needing to comply with extra stringent standards such as ULEV or SULEV. Engines from 25 to 600 horse power can be tested.

The addition of the equipment is integral to IMPCO"s ongoing commitment to the continued development of products to improve the emissions of internal combustion engines for the worldwide transportation and industrial marketplace.

Regarding IMPCO:

IMPCO designs, manufactures, markets and supplies advanced alternative fuel systems and related products to original equipment manufacturers and to the aftermarket for the mobile, industrial, power generation, and stationary engines market place. Headquartered in Cerritos, California, IMPCO has offices in Asia, Europe, Australia and South and North America. More information can be found at IMPCO"s web site, http://www.impco.ws


For further information contact Mr. Dale Rasmussen, Investor Relations:
E-mail: drasmussen@impcotechnologies.com
Phone: +1-206-315-8242
Fax: +1-206-315-8301


Source: IMPCO
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