Regulations

Eliminating ozone-depleting materials continues to be a key environmental focus for Honeywell. As countries phase them out in accordance with the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, we have invested in both manufacturing capacity and additional R&D to help customers meet commitments to this global effort.

In addition, regulatory-driven changes are underway that may impact high global warming potential (GWP) materials and drive higher performance solvent materials. There are also market pressures that favor the use of ultra-low GWP, nonflammable, high performance solvents like our fourth generation Solstice® Performance Fluid (PF) and other products in the Solstice PF family.

Solstice PF has a GWP of 1, 99.9% lower than HFCs it replaces and equal to C02.  It is nonflammable (ASTM E-681 / EU A11), non-ozone-depleting, VOC-exempt (per U.S. EPA and California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District) and offers a cost-effective alternatives to other solvents.

Anticipating global regulatory and industry initiatives, we work closely with our customers to prepare solutions to meet anticipated climate change regulations. We offer ultra-low GWP Solstice product solutions including blowing agents, refrigerant gases, and aerosols.

  • Safety and Environmental

Solstice PF is an environmentally preferable replacement for current solvents, including nPB, HCFC-225, HFC-4310mee, HFC-365mfc, HFE-7100, and others. It balances cleaning performance with health, safety, and environmental requirements:

  • Nonflammable (ASTM E-681 / EU A11)
  • VOC-exempt (per U.S. EPA and California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District)
  • Global warming potential (GWP) of 1
  • Non-ozone-depleting
  • Occupational Exposure Limit (OEL) of 800 ppm
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Due to regulatory changes, the use of many solvents has been limited or eliminated. Users of industrial solvents are faced with finding a balance between effective cleaning and minimal environmental impact when seeking an alternative to HCFC-225 and other solvents. This table provides a comparison of Solstice PF with some commonly used solvents.