Benton Harbor, Michigan-- Whirlpool Corporation has implemented the use of Honeywell's Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent in its US-built refrigerators and freezers, a company press release said.
As reported in Urethanes Technology International magazine, Whirlpool previously announced plans to use Honeywell’s blowing agent at all of its US centres.
President of Whirlpool’s US operations Joseph Liotine said the company is “introducing the new insulation to refrigerators without compromising the environmental-friendliness or quality of them.”
Environmental Protection Agency- approved and listed under the agency’s Significant New Alternatives Policy, Solstice is scheduled to be in use in all Whirlpool’s US centres by the end of this year.
According to Whirlpool, it is the first time the innovative blowing agent has been used in home appliances.
A next-generation blowing agent, Solstice LBA is non-flammable and also not a volatile organic compound with a global warming potential of 1. It is listed under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Significant New Alternatives Policy program.
As reported in November, Chinese refrigeration firm Midea announced plans to insulate appliances with the material from 2014.