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January 14, 2013
HONEYWELL INTRODUCES SOLSTICE® L-41 LOW GWP REPLACEMENT FOR R-410A FOR BOTH STATIONARY AIR CONDITIONING AND HEAT PUMP APPLICATIONS
BRUSSELS, Belgium, Jan. 14, 2013 — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has announced the availability of its new Solstice® L-41 Low Global Warming Potential (GWP) Refrigerant, designed as a lower GWP alternative to R-410A. Honeywell made the announcement at the recent 2012 International Symposium on New Refrigerants and Environmental Technology held in Kobe, Japan. Solstice L-41 offers a 75% reduction in GWP compared to R-410A and is intended to replace R- 410A in residential and light commercial air conditioning and heat pump applications. In addition to its lower GWP, Solstice L-41 offers excellent energy efficiency, is cost effective and can be used in existing equipment designs with minimal changes. “Honeywell has been working closely with leading equipment manufacturers to optimize Solstice L-41 to meet the demanding requirements of both stationary air-conditioning and heat pump applications across a broad range of operating conditions,” said Tom Morris, director of commercial development for Honeywell Fluorine Products. “Solstice L-41 will allow these manufacturers to offer more environmentally friendly air-conditioning and heat pump systems to help address climate change.” Solstice L-41 also offers significant advantages over another alternative, R-32, which has a higher GWP and limitations related to high discharge temperatures which can affect performance and durability in hot climates, and may also require new lubricants. Solstice L-41 is based on Honeywell’s HFO-1234ze technology, which was first introduced in 2008 and has since been proven and commercialized for chillers, insulating foam, and aerosol applications. A new HFO-1234ze manufacturing plant is currently under construction to meet the needs of equipment manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.honeywell-refrigerants.com. Honeywell’s Fluorine Products business is a leader in the manufacture and supply of zero-ozone -depleting refrigerants used by top equipment manufacturers worldwide and blowing agents for energy-efficient foam insulation, as well as hydrofluoric acid and precursors for nuclear fuel. Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies is a global leader in developing and manufacturing advanced materials and process technologies. These materials and technologies are used by people every day in a wide range of industries and applications, from petroleum refining to environmentally friendlier refrigerants to bullet-resistant vests. Our advanced materials are critical in the manufacture of products ranging from nylon to computer chips to pharmaceutical packaging. Process technologies developed by our UOP business form the foundation for most of the world’s refiners, efficiently producing gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and petrochemicals. UOP is now pioneering technology to produce real fuels from renewable energy sources. Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com. This release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intends, expects, projects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon certain assumptions and assessments made by our management in light of their experience and their perception of historical trends, current economic and industry conditions, expected future developments and other factors they believe to be appropriate. The forward-looking statements included in this release are also subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors affecting our operations, markets, products, services and prices. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by such forward-looking statements.