Whirlpool is using Honeywell's Solstice N13 (R450A) refrigerant in its heat pump tumble dryer range.
The switch from R134a is said to enable 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.
Julien Soulet, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Fluorine Products Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “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.”
Based on hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) technology, Solstice N13 is a non-flammable, non-toxic alternative to R134a in medium-temperature systems, offering similar performance and energy efficiency but with a global warming potential (GWP) of 604 versus a GWP of 1,430 for R134a (IPCC AR4).
The dryer will be on show at Chillventa (hall 6, booth 130).