Honeywell announced that Heatcraft Refrigeration Products, a manufacturer of commercial refrigeration equipment and systems as part of Lennox International, is developing new walk-in unit coolers, condensing units and condensers for supermarkets and retailers that operate using Honeywell Solstice L40X (R-455A). 

Honeywell Solstice L40X is a ready-now, low-global-warming-potential (GWP), energy-efficient hydrofluoroolefin (HFO)-blend solution for commercial refrigeration applications. Its GWP below 150 allows retailers to remain compliant with hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) phase-down requirements and contribute to sustainability goals. The solution has the highest capacity and largest charge size of any A2L refrigerant with a GWP of less than 150, allowing for a lower run time ratio and greater architecture flexibility, helping to drive down total cost of ownership. Solstice L40X systems can be installed and serviced by a large contractor base.

“Our team at Heatcraft constantly works to develop the latest refrigeration equipment that offers the supermarkets and retailers we serve a way to advance their sustainability targets and save money,” said Bob Landi, vice president and general manager, Heatcraft Refrigeration Products. “Trusted, low-GWP, energy-efficient refrigerants such as Honeywell Solstice L40X is exactly the type of solution we look for when creating new technologies that meet our customer’s needs and regulatory requirements.”

Honeywell has invested more than $1 billion in research, development and new capacity for its Solstice technology, having anticipated the need for lower-GWP solutions to combat climate change more than a decade ago. The product line, which helps customers lower their greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy-efficiency without sacrificing end-product performance, includes refrigerants for vehicle, commercial and residential air conditioning applications, heat pumps; blowing agents for insulation; aerosol propellants; solvents for cleaning solutions; and are being evaluated for use in metered-dose inhalers.

“Honeywell has spent more than a decade developing our Solstice portfolio of low-GWP solutions to support refrigeration technologies, including our energy-efficient Solstice L40X, which Heatcraft is now using in their latest equipment,” said Mike Sweeney, platform lead, Commercial Refrigeration, Honeywell Advanced Materials. “With more original equipment manufacturers like Heatcraft designing with Solstice technology in mind, Honeywell will continue to invest in the Solstice portfolio to help supermarkets and retailers advance their environmental transformations and meet their sustainability goals.”

Honeywell is committed to achieving carbon neutrality in its operations and facilities by 2035 and recently announced a new set of commitments that further advance its sustainability goals, including committing to set a science-based target with the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) that will include scope 3 emissions and participation in the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Climate Challenge. The company also supports the Paris Climate Agreement. These efforts build on the company’s track record of sharply reducing the greenhouse gas intensity of its operations and facilities as well as its decades-long history of innovation to help its customers meet their environmental and social goals. 

About Honeywell 
Honeywell delivers industry-specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help aircraft, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable. 


About Heatcraft 
Heatcraft Refrigeration Products, LLC is a division of Lennox Commercial, manufacturing premier commercial refrigeration products under the BOHN, Larkin, Climate Control, Chandler, MAGNA and InterLink brands. Heatcraft provides customers with advanced refrigeration products through superior innovation, with a commitment toward continuous improvement, highest standards of quality and service, and a driving need to be the first choice in refrigeration solutions. Heatcraft offers product and refrigeration training to help customers specify, install and maintain refrigeration equipment and systems.