Honeywell has announced that TCL Corporation, one of China’s largest manufacturers of appliances and electronics, is using Honeywell’s Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) in its refrigerator insulation to increase energy efficiency and reduce climate impact. TCL manufactures approximately 2 million refrigerators annually at its world-class appliance industrial manufacturing park in Hefei. Blowing agent blends made with HFCs and hydrocarbons can have GWPs of more than 150. Solstice LBA has a GWP of 1, which enables TCL to export its products to Europe and meet the region’s stringent F-Gas regulations. By transitioning to Solstice LBA, which is based on next-generation hydrofluoro-olefin (HFO) technology, TCL joins more than a dozen appliance manufacturers worldwide that have chosen Honeywell’s ultra-low-GWP blowing agent to
improve insulation performance, reduce energy use and meet changing environmental regulations. Solstice LBA is non-flammable (ASTM E-681) and considered VOC-exempt per the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It is registered under the European Union’s REACH program. Honeywell’s U.S.-based, world-scale capacity manufacturing plant for Solstice LBA started up in May 2014.
For more information on Solstice LBA, visit www.honeywellblowingagents.com