Honeywell's Low-GWP Refrigerant Production Increases by 36 percent in a Year

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Published: 19 October 2015


Refrigerant manufacturer, Honeywell, announced that its production of low-global-warming-potential (GWP) refrigerants has gone up by 36% in a year due to demand.
Honeywell's VP and general manager of their Fluorine Products business said:
"​In just the last year, Honeywell has started two production facilities in the U.S. to manufacture two of its new low-GWP Solstice® HFC replacements and completed 17 long-term supply agreements with a range of customers.We continue to see strong demand for these environmentally preferable technologies as we continue to invest in new production here in the U.S."
The company stated that it has 'shipped enough low-GWP Solstice [refrigerants] products to replace HFCs with 10 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent'.

Honeywell announced its 'climate ticker' to show how many tons of emissions it is eliminating with its low-GWP refrigerants.  Also, the company published a table (below) to help air conditioning and refrigeration professionals to compare the GWP between HFO and HFC refrigerants. 
Material
Atmospheric Lifetime
Global Warming Potential
Hydrofluoro-olefins (HFOs)
.
.
HFO-1234yf
10.5 days
​Less than 1
HFO-1234ze
16.4 days
​Less than 1
HFO-1233zd
26 days
Equal to 1
Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)
.
.
HFC-134a
13.4 years
1,300
HFC-152a
1.5 years
138
HFC-245fa
7.7 years
858
HFC-125
28.2 years
3,170
Carbon dioxide
.
.
​CO2
​Ranges from 5 to 200 years
1