Morris Plains, New Jersey – Honeywell is to expand its Baton Rouge, Louisiana facility to double the capacity for the manufacture of Solstice-ze. The value of the investment has not been disclosed.
Uses of the ultra-low GWP HFO product include as a fourth-generation blowing agent for foam insulation. Honeywell has been investing in the Solstice line of products for more than a decade.
‘The expansion of our Baton Rouge facility will allow us to bring additional supply to market and continue to deliver low-GWP products that reduce carbon footprint and meet regulatory needs,’ said Laura Reinhard, vice president and general manager of Honeywell Foam and Industrial Products.
Construction of another plant, to make Solstice-zd, is also under way in India.
The company claims that the adoption of Solstice products worldwide have avoided the potential release of more than 250MT of CO2 into the atmosphere. This is equivalent to eliminating the potential emissions of more than 52m cars a year.