Flushing Agents replace HCFC-141b-based agents.

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Gensolv® S Series flushing agents are safe, non-toxic, and non-flammable. Their chemistry makes them fully compatible with HFC-134a and R-410a. Applications include air conditioning and refrigeration system flushing, electronics cleaning, and general aerosol solvents.


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Honeywell Launches New Genesolv® S Series Line of Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Flushing Agents

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., January 26, 2004.Honeywell announced today the launch of its new line of flushing agents for the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration industry. The Genesolv® S Series, complete with Genesolv® SF and Genesolv® ST products, is the latest line based on Honeywell's HFC-245fa molecule. "The Genesolv S Series is the perfect replacement for HCFC-141b based flushing agents," states Guillermo Hitters, Industry Manager for Solvents. "Our new product line exhibits better drying times than comparable products in the marketplace. It also is safe, non-toxic and non-flammable, and has a chemistry that makes it fully compatible with HFC-134a and R-410a. The launch of Genesolv® S Series comes on the heels of two years of intense product and delivery method development. "We began developing this application in 2001 and, to date, we have run extensive trials both at our in-house laboratories as well as with future end-users with quite positive results," added Raymond H. Thomas, Technical Program Leader for the commercialization of the Genesolv S Series. "We also were involved in the development of equipment that could be used with Genesolv S to enable a thorough and effective cleaning process." Honeywell launched its new series of flushing agents at the recent Mobile Air Conditioning Society Trade Show in Orlando, FL, as well as during the ASHRAE Conference in Anaheim, CA. Honeywell's Genesolv S Series serves as a replacement for the former Genesolv® 2000 Series of solvents, which are based on HCFC-141b. Production of HCFC-141b in the U.S. was phased out at the end of 2002 due to EPA regulations. Applications for the Genesolv S Series include air conditioning and refrigeration system flushing, electronics cleaning, general aerosol solvents, and a variety of other uses for specialty solvent. For more information, contact: www.genesolv.com Americas: Guillermo Hitters at 973 455-4588 or guillermo.hitters@honeywell.com Honeywell International is a $23 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; specialty chemicals; fibers; and electronic and advanced materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, Chicago and Pacific Stock Exchanges. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. For additional information, please visit www.honeywell.com. Honeywell Specialty Materials is a global leader in providing high-performance specialty materials such as fluorocarbons, specialty films, advanced fibers, customized research chemicals and intermediates. For more information about Specialty Materials, please visit www.honeywellspecialtymaterials.com.

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