Honeywell's advice: Think About Tomorrow Today
We would like to inform you that Honeywell plans to exit the sale of Genetron® 404A (R-404A) and Genetron® AZ-50 (R-507) refrigerants in the European Union in 2018 as contracts permit. We adopted this initiative ahead of the deadline set by the European Union’s F-gas regulations, to phase-out high global-warming-potential (GWP) hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by 2020.
Honeywell encourages you to accelerate the conversion to immediately available environmentally preferable refrigerants in order to prepare for the scarcity of high-GWP products anticipated in 2018 to fully meet the F-gas requirements by the end of 2019. They recommend Solstice N40 (R-448A) and Genetron Performax LT (R-407F) refrigerants as the most economical and environmentally advanced substitutes. Both Solstice N40 and Genetron Performax LT are proven solutions, with more than 18,000 successful conversions and growing. They are available immediately for customer adoption and can be serviced long-term, beyond any of the F-gas ban dates.