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reduces carbon emissions by 60%
Belgium, October 3, 2018 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced that Whirlpool is deploying Honeywell Solstice N13 (R-450A) refrigerant in its heat pump tumble dryer range, replacing legacy R-134a refrigerant. The switch to Solstice N13 enables Whirlpool to cut carbon emissions by approximately 60% and comply with European Union Ecodesign and F-Gas regulations while providing a more efficient product for its customers.
“Consumers are increasingly interested in tumble dryers with heat pumps. Compared to traditional condensing tumble dryers, those with heat pump offer up to 50 percent lower energy consumption,” said Ronald Voglewede, Global Sustainability Director, Whirlpool. “And, since Solstice N13 is a near drop-in replacement for R-134a, it was a quick and easy changeover with no additional engineering investment required.”
“Solstice N13 solves a number of challenges companies like Whirlpool face, including the increasingly limited availability of high GWP refrigerants under the EU F-gas quota system and strict Ecodesign regulations,” said Julien Soulet, Vice President and General Manager, Honeywell Fluorine Products Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Based on hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) technology, Solstice N13 is a non-flammable, non-toxic alternative to R-134a in medium-temperature systems, offering similar performance and energy efficiency but with a global warming potential (GWP) of only 604 versus a GWP of 1,430 for R-134a (IPCC AR4).
Honeywell is a world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of refrigerants that are sold worldwide under the Solstice® and Genetron® brand names for a range of applications, including refrigeration, building and automobile air conditioning. Honeywell and its suppliers have completed a $900 million investment program in R&D and new capacity based on Honeywell’s HFO technology.
For more information about Solstice N13, visit www.honeywell-refrigerants.com/europe. Customers can see the tumble dryer at Honeywell Chillventa booth in hall 6, booth number 130.
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