September 17, 2019

Polish Customs Seize Second Shipment Of Infringing Hfo-1234yf Refrigerant

  • Action is the latest taken by authorities partnering with Honeywell to stop the infringement of its Solstice yf patents.
  • This is the second shipment seized in just three months.
 BRUSSELS, September 17, 2019 — Honeywell today announced that Polish customs authorities have seized another shipment of infringing HFO-1234yf refrigerant – the second seizure in Poland in just three months. The action is the latest taken by Honeywell to stop the sale of infringing HFO-1234yf refrigerant. HFO-1234yf is designed for car air conditioning systems and protected by numerous patents. In the past 12 months, Honeywell has participated in multiple global product seizures and has brought patent infringement lawsuits against three entities either making or distributing infringing HFO-1234yf. “This latest seizure in Poland underscores how effective our joint efforts with authorities have become,” said Richard Winick, vice president and general manager, Automotive Refrigerants at Honeywell. ”It’s vital that HFO-1234yf resellers and users purchase their refrigerant only from a reputable distributor to avoid potential legal, equipment and health risks to their businesses which can result from illegal product purchases.” Honeywell is committed to providing customers with environmentally preferable refrigerants that are available immediately and safe for their intended use. Honeywell’s refrigerants are subject to extensive quality and safety testing before they are sold. Honeywell is a world leader in the development, manufacture and supply of refrigerants that are sold worldwide under the Genetron® and Solstice® brands for a range of applications, including refrigeration, building and automobile air conditioning. For more information, visit Honeywell ( 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

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