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U.S. EPA Accepts Honeywell's Non-flammable HFO-1234ze Blowing Agent for Aerosol Applications

Published on 2011-02-17. Author : SpecialChem

Honeywell's new low-global-warming-potential product, HFO-1234ze, has been accepted for use in foam and aerosol applications by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The new product, hydrofluoroolefin HFO-1234ze, is non-flammable, non-ozone depleting and has a global warming potential (GWP) of 6. Earlier in 2010, Honeywell launched another low-GWP product, HFO-1234yf, for use in automobile air conditioners.

Honeywell pioneered the development of hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs), which are a family of unique products that offer similar performance properties to today's most widely used refrigerants, blowing agents and aerosol propellants, but with the added benefit of having very low global warming potential. HFO-1234ze is currently used in Europe and Japan in a variety of foam and aerosol applications.

About Honeywell

Honeywell is a Fortune 100 company that invents and manufactures technologies to address tough challenges linked to global macrotrends such as safety, security, and energy. With approximately 122,000 employees worldwide, including more than 19,000 engineers and scientists, we have an unrelenting focus on quality, delivery, value, and technology in everything we make and do.

Source: Honeywell

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