CORNING, N.Y. (AP) -- Corning Inc. said Thursday it will spend $44 million to increase its capacity for making light-duty filters in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
The expansion is expected to begin in the second half of 2011.
The company said tighter restrictions on emissions are driving demand for filters for diesel engines. The company said more than half the passenger cars in Europe are diesel and will be equipped with a filter by 2011.
The filters are designed to remove soot particles from diesel vehicle exhaust.
Shares of the glass and ceramics maker rose 5 cents to $16.18 in morning trading.