Porous Metal Fiber Components – POMFICO

  1. Dr. P. J. Winkler
  1. Hartmut Baur1,
  2. Klaus Lempenauer1,
  3. Martin Hartweg1,
  4. Günter Stephani2,
  5. Olaf Andersen2 and
  6. Osmin Delverdier3

Published Online: 23 DEC 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527606025.ch17

Materials for Transportation Technology, Volume 1

Materials for Transportation Technology, Volume 1

How to Cite

Baur, H., Lempenauer, K., Hartweg, M., Stephani, G., Andersen, O. and Delverdier, O. (2000) Porous Metal Fiber Components – POMFICO, in Materials for Transportation Technology, Volume 1 (ed P. J. Winkler), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527606025.ch17

Editor Information

  1. DaimlerChrysler AG, Forschung und Technologie, Postfach 800 465, 81663 München, Germany; Tel.: 089–607 22393; Fax: 089–607 28627

Author Information

  1. 1

    DaimlerChrysler AG, Ulm, Germany

  2. 2

    Fraunhofer Institut für Angewandte Materialforschung, IFAM Dresden, Dresden, Germany

  3. 3

    ATECA, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 DEC 2005
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2000

Book Series:

  1. EUROMAT 99

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527301249

Online ISBN: 9783527606023



  • transportation technology;
  • materials;
  • automotive applications;
  • porous metal fiber components


Today's catalytic converters for passenger vehicles consist of massive carrier material with catalytic active coatings out of noble metals. For these type of converters there is a demand for specific improvements with respect to thermal mass, exhaust gas system arrangement and coating. Within the EU-funded project ‘POMFICO’ BE-5095 one object is the development of a new class of catalytic converters based on a catalytic active carrier materials with manufacturing designed properties. The materials consist of thin metallic fibers and semi-products, e.g. mats and fleeces, with high porosity, low structural density and high temperature resistance. In contrary to conventional converters these fiber converters can be implemented throughout the whole exhaust gas system and guarantee a continuous conversion. In the first stage of the project there is main focus on manufacturing and characterizing of metallic fibers with specific chemical compositions and geometries. The characterization of the catalytic activity, as well as mechanical, physical and technological properties enables the designing and manufacturing of prototypes. The suitability of metallic fiber converters will be determined by vehicle testing of prototypes.