Mexichem is to distribute Honeywell's R488A (Solstice N40) in the European Union and will sell the product as Klea 448A.
Sarah Hughes, Europe, Middle East, Africa and India commercial director for Mexichem’s Fluor Business Group, said: “We are committed to offering our European customers a product range which suits their needs today as well as safeguarding the future.
"We identified Klea 448A as a product which would complement our current product offering and give our customers a product that meets the future requirements of the EU market.”
Honeywell today said it will end sales of Genetron 404A (R-404A) and Genetron AZ-50 (R-507) refrigerants in the European Union in 2018 as contracts permit, in order to meet the deadline set by the European Union’s F-Gas Regulations, which stipulate the phase-out of high GWP HFCs by 2020.
The company has acted ahead of the expected scarcity of high GWP products due to the F-gas Regulation phase-down schedule, which determines how much refrigerant can be placed on the European market each year, based on GWP.
Bitzer, the German compressor manufacturer, has published its latest refrigerant report.