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Honeywell Partners with Local Authorities to Seize Illegal Refrigerant in Poland

 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… Read More

Honeywell and Midea Team Up to Validate New Applications for Air Conditioner Refrigerant

Honeywell recently announced a strategic partnership with Midea Group, a leading Chinese home appliance maker, to replace R-410A with Solstice® N41 (R-466A)  in HVAC applications, including variable refrigerant flow (VRF) and chiller systems. R-466A is a nonflammable and lower global-warming-potential (GWP) refrigerant for stationary air conditioning systems. “We’ve partnered with the best-of-the-best in our industry to validate the performance of Solstice N41 as a breakthrough solution,” said Chris LaPietra, vice president and general manager, Honeywell… Read More

Honeywell Provides Educators the Key to Understanding Refrigerants

The growing movement towards more efficient HVACR equipment, coupled with regulatory changes, have been driving forces in new technologies in the HVACR industry. These new technologies have changed the type of equipment we install, tools we use to perform the job, and refrigerants used in these systems. The HVACR industry has transitioned in recent years from CFC’s, to HCFC’s to HFC’s to HFO’s. Adding to these changes is the new safety challenge of teaching… Read More

Honeywell Solstice Refrigerant with Lower Global Warming Potential Approved by Tecumseh

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) recently announced that Tecumseh Products Company has approved Solstice® N40 (R-448A) refrigerant with a lower global-warming-potential (GWP) for the reciprocating compressors used in its global commercial refrigeration systems. The approval follows extensive testing by Tecumseh and confirms Solstice N40’s global acceptance as an alternative to the use of R-404A in self-contained integral systems and condensing units, when utilized according to Tecumseh application guidelines. “Lower GWP refrigerants are important for curbing the carbon… Read More

Honeywell Solstice N40 Approved for Use in Ice Rinks by U.S. EPA

The Propane Education & Research Council is reminding construction professionals to use the considerable number of propane-powered heating appliance incentives available from a variety of sources before the temperatures drop and customers begin calling. “There is an abundance of incentives available for propane water- and space-heating appliances, which keep customers happy for longer because they provide superior comfort, are more efficient, and perform better than other energy appliances,” said Jesse Marcus, PERC director of residential… Read More