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Haier Biomedical Adopts Honeywell Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent For Biomedical Freezers

Haier Biomedical Adopts Honeywell Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent For Biomedical Freezers

Low-global-warming-potential solution improves energy efficiency and insulating performance

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. Nov. 19, 2020 – Honeywell today announced that Haier Biomedical, a leading global biomedical technology provider, has adopted Honeywell Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) for its low-temperature medical storage equipment to enhance product safety, improve insulating performance, increase energy efficiency, and reduce environmental impact. Haier Biomedical offers comprehensive solutions storage for biological sample banks, blood safety, vaccine safety, medical supplies, and reagent safety. As a main product line of Haier Biomedical, the low-temperature cold-chain freezers safely preserve vaccines, blood plasma, test samples, specimens and other biologics.

Blowing agents are key ingredients in polyurethane foam insulation, allowing the foam to expand and deliver excellent insulating performance which, in turn, improves energy efficiency. Blowing agents are used in appliances including freezers, refrigerators and water heaters, and provide 60 percent, or the majority, of the insulating value of foam. Solstice LBA is 10 percent more energy efficient than competitive blowing agents like hydrocarbons.

Companies around the world are turning to Solstice LBA to satisfy the need for safe, reliable, and high-performing blowing agent technology that meets worldwide regulations calling for the phaseout of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). By adopting Solstice LBA, Haier Biomedical joins more than a dozen appliance manufacturers worldwide that have chosen Honeywell’s blowing agents.  

“Haier Biomedical’s selection of Solstice LBA helps Honeywell advance our blowing agent technology, and gives the customer a safe alternative to meet global HFC regulations,” said Laura Reinhard, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Foam and Industrial Products. “We are committed to helping appliance OEMs like Haier transition to safe and energy-efficient solutions that also provide ultra-low GWP.”    

In addition to appliances, Solstice LBA is used in a variety of polyurethane foam insulation applications such as spray foam, panels, pipes, LNG carriers, and reefer containers and trailers. It also is used in polyurethane flexible foam applications such as those used in furniture, car seats, and footwear.

Haier Biomedical is a biomedical technology ecological brand that was founded to focus on research and development, production and sales of biomedical low temperature storage equipment based on the transformation of IoT. It is the global leading biomedical brand in the market covering the entire temperature range from -196 ℃ to 8 ℃. 

For more information on Solstice LBA, visit www.honeywell-blowingagents.com.

About Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT) 

PMT develops process technologies, automation solutions, advanced materials and industrial software that are transforming industries around the world. PMT’s Advanced Materials businesses manufacture a wide variety of high-performance products including environmentally preferable materials used for the production of refrigerants, blowing agents, aerosols and solvents, pharmaceutical packaging, fine chemicals, additives and high strength-fiber for military, law enforcement and industrial use. Technologies developed by Honeywell UOP (www.uop.com), a leading provider in the oil and gas sector, form the foundation for most of the world’s refiners, efficiently producing gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, petrochemicals and renewable fuels. Honeywell Process Solutions (www.honeywellprocess.com) is a pioneering provider of automation control, safety systems, field instrumentation, fuel delivery and burners, connected plant offerings, cybersecurity, tissue and packaging materials control systems, connected utility and metering solutions, and services for a wide range of industries.

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 technology company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help everything from aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable.  For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.

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