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Honeywell signs deal to improve imported refrigerators

BY David Salazar

A grant agreement between the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and Chinese company Midea will see Honeywell work to reduce the impact Midea’s refrigerators and freezers have on the environment.

Honeywell will work with Midea, which manufactures appliances, to put its line of Solstice products into wider use. The main Solstice product that Midea will use is Honeywell’s Liquid Blowing Agent, which expands insulation in appliances and has a lower global warming potential than more widely-used agents.

"Midea is a leader in the manufacture of energy-efficient appliances, and this grant will enable us to more quickly adopt technologies such as Solstice LBA," Midea’s VP, refrigerator division, Suk Sangjo said. "Solstice LBA can enable us to maintain the high energy-efficiency of our refrigerators while reducing their carbon footprint."

"We are honored to be part of this exciting program, which will help improve the environmental profile of refrigerators sold in China," Honeywell’s VP and general manager of fluorine products, Ken Gayer, said.

Among the other products in the environmentally friendly Solstice line are gaseous blowing agents, propellants and solvents.

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Arrow Fastener introduces line of pneumatic tools

BY David Salazar

Building on its first pneumatic stapler, Arrow Fasteners has introduced a line of pneumatic tools. In addition to the PT50 stapler, the New Jersey-based company’s line of pneumatic tools includes a brad nailer, pin nailer and an angled nailer, all for use in profession and DIY projects.

“Each one of these tools offers a quick and easy solution that empowers people to conquer home projects simply and easily,” arrows marketing and product development director, Frank Foster, said.

All the tools in the pneumatic line are made of die-cast aluminum and are made for projects from trim work and baseboards to interior molding and crafts. The nailers all feature noses that allow users to clear jams without a tool.

"Whether it’s for a simple repair or a showcase project, you need to work with tools that will help you get the job done and make your home a place you can be proud of,” Foster said. 

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