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Whirlpool gives their customers high performance and a lower environmental footprint

Posted on August 15, 2014

Whirlpool is globally recognized as a producer of high-quality consumer and professional appliances. They mirror their global presence with their global approach to sustainability.

 

For Whirlpool, this includes building home appliances that let their customers use resources more efficiently and lessen their impact on the environment.

 

Recently, Whirlpool partnered with BASF to become the first commercial users of a HFO (hydrofluoroolefin) blowing agent as part of their polyurethane refrigeration insulation system. The new formulation of BASF’s Elastocool® rigid foam, which is used with Honeywell’s Solstice liquid blowing agent (LBA), has a lower global warming potential and provides better insulation.

 

This means Whirlpool’s customers get more efficient refrigeration due to Elastocool’s insulation qualities and they leave behind a smaller environmental footprint. How? HFOs have a much lower global warming potential (GWP) than their alternative hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The shift that Whirlpool has made represents an appliance industry shift away from HFCs. And it’s part of an initiative by the company which began in 2012.

 

>>To learn more about Whirlpool’s approach to sustainability visit their site.

 

>>Read the original post here.

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