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Honeywell's Genetron Performax® LT Approved for Use with Bitzer Compressors

 
MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Apr. 11, 2011 Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced that Bitzer compressors, a world leader in refrigeration compressor technology, has approved the use of Genetron Performax® LT refrigerant in North America as an R-22 retrofit solution for medium-temperature systems, such as supermarket refrigerated cases.
Bitzer U.S. has received approval from UL, the global independent safety science company, to use Performax LT in Bitzer reciprocating compressors.

"This demonstrates Bitzer's continued efforts to be on the forefront of technology, and to providing cost effective solutions to our ever-changing environmental issues," said Kurt Bickler, National Sales Manager, Bitzer U.S.

Performax LT (R-407F) refrigerant is specifically designed to replace R-22, an ozone-depleting hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) that is being phased out under the Montreal Protocol. It can be utilized in R-22 retrofits as well as in new supermarket installations. Performax LT provides similar performance to R-22, but requires fewer equipment modifications, has lower global warming potential (GWP), and offers improved energy efficiency versus other popular low- and medium-temperature refrigerants. The combination of these factors provides for the lowest total CO2 footprint with a non-ozone-depleting refrigerant.

"Our supermarket customers not only want to keep food cold for their customers, they also want to avoid equipment malfunctions," said Chris LaPietra, marketing manager for the refrigerants business of Honeywell Fluorine Products. "Performax LT preserves superheat more effectively than R-407A, R-427A, MO-99 and R-422B. Preserving superheat prevents floodback issues, which protects expensive compressors."

Honeywell's Fluorine Products business is a leader in the manufacture and supply of zero ozonedepleting refrigerants used by top air-conditioning and refrigeration makers worldwide and blowing agents for energy-efficient foam insulation, as well as hydrofluoric acid and precursors for nuclear fuel.

For more than 75 years, the name Bitzer has stood for worldwide leading compressor technology, providing complete confidence in any refrigeration or air conditioning application. Bitzer ranks among the leading manufacturers of refrigerant compressors. Some 2700 employees in more than 90 countries stand behind this success.

Honeywell Specialty Materials is a global leader in providing customers with high-performance specialty materials, including fluorine products; specialty films and additives; advanced fibers and composites; intermediates; specialty chemicals; electronic materials and
chemicals; and technologies and materials for petroleum refining.

Honeywell International (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. 

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