One of China's largest appliance and electronics manufacturers has announced a switch to Honeywell's Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent in its refrigerator insulation.
The TCL Corporation makes around 2 million refrigerators each year and says it expects to increase energy efficiency and reduce its impact on the environment.
Chinese manufacturers produce 70 million refrigerators per year, more than half of all refrigerators produced globally. Many are insulated with foam made with high-GWP chemicals such as hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Blowing agents are a critical ingredient in foam insulation used in appliances, allowing the foam to expand and enabling its excellent insulating performance, which in turn improves energy efficiency.