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Honeywell and DuPont form JV to manufacture new refrigerant

By Gerald Ondrey |

Honeywell (Morristown, N.J.; www.honeywell.com) and DuPont (Wilmington, Del.; www.dupont.com) today announced a manufacturing joint venture (JV) to produce a new refrigerant for use in automotive air conditioning systems. The new refrigerant has 99.7% lower global warming potential (GWP) than the current refrigerant. Under the agreement, DuPont and Honeywell will share financial and technological resources with the intent to jointly design, construct and operate a world-scale manufacturing facility for the new refrigerant, known as HFO-1234yf. The product meets EU regulatory requirements for lower GWP refrigerants for automobile air-conditioning systems. DuPont and Honeywell developed the product jointly but will market and sell it separately.  “Through this manufacturing partnership, Honeywell and DuPont will deliver to the automobile industry this environmentally preferable solution that meets both operational and regulatory requirements. Globally, consumers will benefit from this new technology, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions,” said Terrence Hahn, vice president and general manager for Honeywell’s Fluorine Products business. “This complements Honeywell’s significant energy efficiency and…
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