08/21/2012

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EPA approves Solstice LBA as zero ODP, low GWP replacement for HCs, HFCs, & HCFCs

"No other material identified or discovered to date offers the comprehensive range of advantages - from energy efficient performance and ultra low-global-warming-potential to cost-effectiveness and safety - than this new product offering does,” said Sanjeev Rastogi, Business Director, structural enclosures for Honeywell Fluorine Products. "We are looking forward to working with appliance manufacturers and builders who are seeking to improve their energy efficiency and environmental performance through the use of this new chemistry. Customers are starting to adopt this product in their operations, as evidenced by a recent announcement by Whirlpool in the U.S. We expect a number of customers from various foam segments as well as other applications to begin migrating to Solstice LBA in the near future.” Solstice LBA has a global-warming-potential (GWP) of less than five, significantly lower than hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) blowing agents. Blowing agents allow closed-cell foam insulation to expand, and provides the majority of the foam's excellent insulating properties. Solstice LBA provides a pathway for industries to become more sustainable, but also remain energy efficient and cost-effective. Several industries and sectors are already driving and implementing sustainable solutions. For example, just last month, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) released the first voluntary sustainability standard for home appliances. In the United Kingdom, Japan, and many other countries, regulations are already in place encouraging the use of LGWP, energy efficient blowing agents in spray foam and construction.Source: www.honeywell.com

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