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Honeywell's Low Global Warming Solstice Technology Designated As "Non-Flon" And Exempt From New Environmental Regulations In Japan

Honeywell's new Solstice®refrigerants, insulation materials, aerosols, propellants andsolvents all receive this important designationTOKYO, June 05, 2015 Honeywell(NYSE:HON) announcedtoday that its Solstice ® lineof refrigerants, insulation materials, aerosols, propellants and solvents havebeen designated as "Non-Flon," an important environmental designation inJapan that excludes these products from a new environmental regulation due totheir low global warming potentials (GWPs).The regulation, called the Act on Rational Use and ProperManagement of Fluorocarbons, was enacted in April and mandates strictercontrols and the phase down of certain high global-warming-potential (GWP)hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Honeywell's Solstice products are based onhydrofluroolefins (HFOs) and received a "Non-Flon" designation from Japan'sMinistry of the Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), meaning they are notsubject to regulation under the Act. Honeywell's HFOs join hydrocarbons andcarbon dioxide in the "Non-Flon" category."Honeywell is proud to help Japan drive actions that willprevent global warming. The environmental superiority of our Solstice productshas enabled this Non-Flon' designation, which will help drive their adoptionin Japan," said Katsuyuki Takise, Asia business director for Honeywell'sFluorine Products business. "We are committed to working with our customers tohelp achieve Japan's aggressive HFC phasedown targets."According to Japan Ministry of Environment, Japan emitted 31.8million tons of HFCs in CO 2 equivalentsin 2013, an increase of 9.2 percent since 2012 and 99.4 percent since 1990. Thelargest HFCs emission source was refrigerants for heating, ventilation, airconditioning and refrigeration, which accounted for 90 percent of Japan's HFCemissions.Honeywell's Solstice products are fully marketed and supplied inJapan. They have extremely low GWPs either equal to or less than carbondioxide and are alternatives to HFCs that are energy-efficient, safe to use,non-ozone-depleting and have a minimal global warming profile.Honeywell's "Non-Flon" products include Solstice yf forautomobile air conditioning, which has a GWP of less than 1, lower than carbondioxide; Solstice Propellant for aerosol applications, which has a GWP of lessthan 1, 99.9 percent lower than the GWP of HFC-134a; Solstice Liquid BlowingAgent and Gas Blowing Agent, which have GWPs of 1 and less than 1,respectively, which is 99.9 percent lower than the HFCs they replace ininsulating foam applications; and Solstice Performance Fluid, which has a GWPof 1, for use as an industrial solvent.Honeywell's Fluorine Products business is a leader in themanufacture and supply of non-ozone-depleting refrigerants used by top air-conditioningand refrigeration makers worldwide, and blowing agents for energy-efficientfoam insulation, as well as hydrofluoric acid and precursors for nuclear fuel.Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT) is aglobal leader in developing advanced materials, process technologies andautomation solutions. PMT's Advanced Materials businesses manufacture a widevariety of high-performance products, including environmentally friendlierrefrigerants and materials used to manufacture end products such asbullet-resistant armor, nylon, computer chips and pharmaceutical packaging.Process technologies developed by PMT's UOP business ( the foundation for most of the world's refiners, efficiently producinggasoline, diesel, jet fuel, petrochemicals and renewable fuels. PMT's ProcessSolutions business ( a pioneer in automation control, instrumentation and services for the oil andgas, refining, pulp and paper, industrial power generation, chemicals andpetrochemicals, biofuels, life sciences, and metals, minerals and miningindustries.Honeywell ( is a Fortune100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customersworldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies forbuildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Formore news and information on Honeywell, please visit