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Leading Japanese Company To Use Honeywell's Low-Global-Warming-Potential Blowing Agent For Spray Foam Insulation

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that Achilles Corp., a leading Japanese manufacturer of industrial products, has adopted Honeywell's next-generation Solstice ® Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) for use in its line of spray polyurethane foam (SPF) building insulation sold under the trade name Achilles Airlon FR-FO.

According to Achilles Corporation, spray foam systems formulated with Solstice LBA demonstrate about 25 percent better thermal insulation performance than water-blown systems.

Foam blowing agents allow closed-cell polyurethane foam insulation to expand and provide the majority of the foam's excellent insulating properties. Solstice LBA has a global warming potential of 1, which is 99.9 percent lower than today's most commonly-used blowing agent, HFC-245fa, a hydrofluorocarbon, while retaining its insulating performance.

"Honeywell is committed to developing technologies that help our customers produce energy-efficient materials that are better for the environment," said Sanjeev Rastogi, business director for Honeywell Fluorine Products. "We are delighted to help Achilles introduce a new class of spray foam insulation in Japan that benefits from our expertise in developing and supplying high-performance, energy-efficient, and low-global-warming-potential solutions."

Solstice LBA is being adopted by SPF manufacturers around the world that are looking to reduce their environmental footprint and comply with environmental and energy efficiency regulations. Solstice LBA is nonflammable and is not a volatile organic compound. It is approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program. Honeywell is currently providing commercial quantities to customers, and is building world-scale production capacity for Solstice LBA that is expected to come online early this year.

Blowing agents from Honeywell can be used in a wide range of applications, including household refrigerators and freezers, insulated architectural panels, and refrigerated shipping containers.

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