The project, located on a 57-acre site, is the design, procurement, construction and startup of a new facility to produce a low-global-warming blowing agent and propellant (technical name – 1234ze) used in insulation and aerosols. The project’s environmental benefits include: ultra-low global warming potential, zero ozone depletion potential and a near drop-in replacement of R-134a. 1
234ze had been accepted for use and sale in foam and aerosols by the US Environmental Protection Agency. It is also currently used in Europe and Japan, with the majority of demand coming from Europe. As a significant quality job creation and retention project, it was greatly supported by state and local governments, receiving state and local commitments through the Industrial Tax Exemption, Retention and Modernization Program and Quality Jobs Program.
Honeywell’s Baton Rouge facility was built in 1945 and continues to serve as one of its main manufacturing sites for its specialty materials business. Products made at the facility are shipped to customers around the world.