Honeywell Will Help Reduce Climate Impact Of Refrigerators And Freezers In China
July 09, 2014
Honeywell will help reduce the climate impact of refrigerators and freezers in China under a grant agreement signed on July 8, 2014 between the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and Midea, a leading China-based manufacturer of home appliances.
The project will focus on Honeywell Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA), which allows appliance insulation to expand and provides the majority of the resulting foam's excellent insulating properties. Solstice LBA has a global warming potential of 1, which is 99.9 percent lower than the hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) it often replaces, and is nonflammable. Honeywell will partner will Midea to further develop the application technology of Solstice LBA for energy-efficient refrigerators in China.
“We are honored to be part of this exciting program, which will help improve the environmental profile of refrigerators sold in China,” said Ken Gayer, vice president and general manager of Honeywell's Fluorine Products business. “Honeywell is the leader in the development of low-global-warming-potential blowing agents, refrigerants, aerosols and solvents, and we are uniquely positioned to help manufacturers like Midea achieve their energy-efficiency goals.”