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.”
"Mexichem is still working very hard on developing ultra-low GWP products and our focus is on continuing to develop long-term solutions.''
Honeywell describes Solstice N40 as the supermarket industry’s most commonly used, lowest-GWP, nonflammable refrigerant to replace R404A, allowing for up to 16% lower energy consumption. It can be used in new installations and to retrofit existing systems using high-GWP refrigerants like R404A and R507.
Julien Soulet, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Fluorine Products Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “Solstice N40 allows supermarkets and other commercial and industrial refrigeration customers to reduce their carbon emissions and energy consumption while helping to meet the stringent F-Gas Regulation requirements. Solstice N40 is already a leading choice for supermarkets. Expanding the Honeywell distribution network in Europe will make Solstice N40 more accessible to customers, helping to accelerate the industry’s conversion to environmentally preferable and energy efficient refrigerants.”