January 07, 2019

Honeywell Increases Availability Of Energy Efficient Solstice® N40 Refrigerant In The Eu

Media Contact: Martin Orsag +4 2024 244 2279 martin.orsag@honeywell.com Appointing Mexichem as a distributor helps industry accelerate towards meeting the F-gas regulation requirements BRUSSELS, Jan. 7, 2019 – Honeywell today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Mexichem to distribute Solstice N40 (R-448A) in the European Union to meet growing demand for the product, due to F-gas regulations and rising energy efficiency needs. Mexichem will sell the product under Klea® 448A name. “We are committed to offering our European customers a product range which suits their needs today as well as safeguarding the future,” said Sarah Hughes, Europe, Middle East, Africa and India commercial director for Mexichem’s Fluor Business Group. “We identified Klea 448A as a product which would complement our current product offering and give our customers a product that meets the future requirements of the EU market.” Solstice N40 is the supermarket industry’s most commonly used, lowest-global-warming-potential (GWP), nonflammable refrigerant to replace R-404A, allowing for up to 16 percent lower energy consumption. It can be used in new installations and to retrofit existing systems using high-GWP refrigerants like R-404A and R-507. “Solstice N40 allows supermarkets and other commercial and industrial refrigeration customers to reduce their carbon emissions and energy consumption while helping to meet the stringent F-gas regulation requirements,” said Julien Soulet, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Fluorine Products Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Solstice N40 is already a leading choice for supermarkets. Expanding the Honeywell distribution network in Europe will make Solstice N40 more accessible to customers, helping to accelerate the industry’s conversion to environmentally preferable and energy efficient refrigerants.” Honeywell is a world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of refrigerants sold globally under the Solstice® and Genetron® brand names for a range of applications, including refrigeration, comfort stationary air conditioning and automobile air conditioning. Honeywell and its suppliers have completed a $900 million investment program in research, development and new capacity based on Honeywell’s hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) technology. Mexichem is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supplier of fluoroproducts that play a fundamental role in enhancing everyday lives. The products from the Fluor Business Group under the brand names Klea® and Zephex® are used in a range of applications including refrigeration, air conditioning and medical propellants. Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 technology company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help everything from aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.