Haier will use a new liquid blowing agent in large-capacity refrigerators


logo HaierHaier will adopt the new Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent by Honeywell to help insulate and increase the energy efficiency of its refrigerators. “Blowing agents such as Solstice LBA – explains Honeywell in a official note – allow closed-cell polyurethane foam insulation to expand and provide the majority of the foam’s excellent insulating properties. Solstice LBA can help home appliance manufacturers achieve an 8-10% energy efficiency improvement compared with cyclopentane, which is widely used as a blowing agent in appliance insulation”. Solstice LBA has an ultra-low global warming potential of 1, which is 99.9% lower than HFC-245fa, a commonly-used blowing agent. Solstice LBA is nonflammable and is not a volatile organic compound. It is approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program and is also registered under the European Union’s REACH program.