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Honeywell triples production capacity of HFO-1234ze  

By Gerald Ondrey |

Honeywell (Morris Township, J.J.; www.honeywell.com) has tripled production capacity for its low-global-warming-potential (GWP) product HFO-1234ze to meet the growing need for the material, which is used in multiple foam and aerosol applications. The production expansion was made at Honeywell’s small-scale HFO-1234ze manufacturing facility at its Buffalo Research Lab (Buffalo, N.Y.; www.honeywell-buffalo.com) It was achieved through equipment upgrades and overall productivity improvements during the last 18 months. “In the last several quarters, Honeywell has seen a significant increase in demand for HFO-1234ze from the aerosol and foam industries, and a number of customers have signed long-term contracts,” says Terrence Hahn, vice president and general manager for Honeywell’s Fluorine Products business. “We are committed to meeting the demands of our foam and aerosol industry customers both now and in the future.” HFO-1234ze was accepted for use in foam and aerosols by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in June 2010. Earlier this year, the agency allowed HFO-1234ze to be sold in the U.S. The material is non-flammable, non-ozone depleting and has a GWP of 6. HFO-1234ze can replace HFC-134a…
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