Honeywell Starts Full-Scale Production of Low-Global-Warming Material in Baton Rouge
January 07, 2015
Honeywell has started full-scale commercial production in its Baton Rouge, Louisiana facility of its newest Solstice® product, HFO-1234ze, a low-global-warming-potential (GWP) material used as an aerosol propellant, insulating agent and refrigerant. HFO-1234ze is non-ozone depleting, non-flammable (per ASTM E681 and ISO 10156:2010 testing) and has a low global warming potential of less than 1, making it safe and capable of offering a significant positive environmental impact.
“Honeywell's Baton Rouge production facility is ready to serve customers around the world with this innovative material, which has an ultra-low GWP of less than 1,” said Ken Gayer, vice president and general manager of Honeywell's Fluorine Products business. “We are seeing increasing demand for our entire Solstice line of low GWP materials, and this new product has already been adopted by a range of customers globally.”
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said, “Honeywell helps support hundreds of jobs in our state, and we're proud the company is expanding in Baton Rouge with a brand new product line. This project is a good example of how Louisiana's outstanding business climate is convincing companies like Honeywell to reinvest in our state, retain great existing jobs and create additional new career opportunities for our people.”