Honeywell starts full-scale production of low-GWP HFO1234ze

Honeywell has started full scale commercial production of HFO refrigerant 1234ze. It has a GWP of less than 1 and is being produced at the Honeywell Fluorine Products facility in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. It is part of the Solistice line of materials with low global-warming potential.

Ken Gayer, vice president and general manager of the fluorine products business, said, β€˜The Baton Rouge production facility is ready to serve customers around the world with this innovative material, which has a GWP of less than 1. 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.’

The company projects that using low-GWP Solstice materials to replace HFCs as aerosol propellants, insulating agents and refrigerants will eliminate over 350 Mt in CO2 equivalent by 2025.

HFO1234ze is non-flammable and is not classified as a volatile organic compound by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

It is considered as a preferred replacement for HFC134a, which is flammable and has a GWP of 1300.

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