MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its low-global-warming propellant, Solstice® Propellant, will be used in Fix-A-Flat® and Slime® consumer and commercial tire inflators.
Accessories Marketing, the world's largest seller of aerosol tire inflators, has chosen Solstice Propellant to power new ultra-low-global-warming-potential (GWP) versions of its flagship tire inflator products, which are used to fix flat tires.
With a GWP of less than 1, Solstice Propellant helps Accessories Marketing meet global environmental regulations for high-GWP propellants while offering the same reliable performance as prior-generation products.
"Companies like Accessories Marketing are turning to Solstice Propellant so they can maintain the performance benefits of today's propellants while meeting current and pending regulations," said David Cooper, global business director for Honeywell's Fluorine Products business. "With a GWP lower than carbon dioxide, Solstice Propellant enables Accessories Marketing to sell its products around the world."
According to the Consumer Specialty Products Association, more than 24 million cans of tire inflators and sealants were produced in 2013. Solstice Propellant is being adopted by a variety of companies, including those in the personal care, electronics and industrial manufacturing industries, for use in applications ranging from dusters to personal care sprays.
"We prefer to stay ahead of regulatory requirements so we can offer customers a stable and proven product for the long run," said Ian Fletcher, general manager of Accessories Marketing. "Solstice Propellant allows us to create a better product that will allow us to continue our leadership in this market."
Solstice Propellant has a GWP of less than 1, is nonflammable per ASTM E681 and ISO 10156:2010 testing, and is non-ozone depleting. It is considered a replacement for HFC-134a propellant, which has a GWP of 1,300. It is also not a volatile organic compound (VOC), as determined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resource Board (CARB). Honeywell announced earlier this month that it is now supplying Solstice Propellant to global aerosol manufacturers from its world-scale manufacturing facility in Baton Rouge, La.
In addition to Solstice Propellant, Honeywell's family of Solstice-branded products includes stationary and mobile refrigerants, liquid and gaseous blowing agents, and solvents based on Honeywell's new hydrofluoro-olefin technology that helps customers lower their carbon footprint without sacrificing end-product performance. These products have been developed and are being commercialized by Honeywell's Fluorine Products business, a leader in the manufacture and supply of non-ozone-depleting refrigerants used by top air-conditioning and refrigeration makers worldwide, blowing agents for energy-efficient foam insulation, and environmentally-preferable solvents.
For more information about Solstice Propellant, please visit www.honeywell-solstice-propellants.com. To learn about Accessories Marketing's Fix-A-Flat® and Slime® tire inflator products, visit www.fixaflat.com and www.slime.com.
Fix-A-Flat and Slime are registered trademarks of Accessories Marketing.
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