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Honeywell Partners with Local Authorities to Seize Illegal Refrigerant in Poland

August 10, 2019

 In partnership with Polish customs authorities, Honeywell today announced that it has seized suspected infringing of HFO-1234yf refrigerant at the port of Gdynia, Poland. The purchaser of the illegal shipment consented to the seizure and agreed to pay the cost of destroying the product.

The seizure is the latest action taken by Honeywell to stop the infringement of its Solstice products which are designed for automobile and other air conditioning systems. In the past year alone, customs authorities in coordination with Honeywell, have seized multiple shipments of suspected infringing of HFO-1234yf around the world. Honeywell has recently brought patent infringement lawsuits against one European and two Chinese companies who were either making or distributing infringing HFO-1234yf.

“We’re working around the clock to protect users from products made by unknown sources, as they can be potentially harmful to equipment or to human health,” said Richard Winick, vice president and general manager, Automotive Refrigerants at Honeywell. “There are several easy ways to avoid buying illegal refrigerants including purchasing refrigerants only from a reputable distributor who can prove in writing that their product was supplied by Honeywell or a licensed source, never buy refrigerants in generic, or in unbranded packaging and never buy refrigerant in Europe in illegal disposable tanks.”

Honeywell is committed to providing customers with high purity, high quality, environmentally preferable refrigerants that are safe for their intended use.

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