Written on: December 21, 2021 by SprayTM
On Dec. 14, Honeywell announced Solstice Propellant, a solution based on next-generation hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) technology, completed registration for new cosmetic raw materials by China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA). It is expected to be officially included in the list of China Cosmetics Raw Material Catalogue after passing monitoring period.
The completion of this registration marks the official application of Honeywell’s innovative products and technologies in China’s personal care industry, promoting sustainable development of the industry through safer and more eco-friendly products, said Honeywell
NMPA has begun to implement the Measures for the Registration of New Raw Material for Cosmetics to standardize and guide the registration of new cosmetic raw materials since May 1 , 2021. Raw materials that are registered, as well as imported personal care products containing registered raw materials, can be sold in China. The completion of this registration means cosmetics companies in China can purchase and apply Honeywell Solstice Propellant for production and sales of personal care products. Meanwhile, Solstice Enhance, also based on next-generation HFO technology, is expected to complete the NMPA registration soon.
“It is our pleasure to see Solstice Propellant completed NMPA registration as new cosmetic raw materials. This is a significant development for Honeywell to officially enter the personal care industry in China.” Tom Liu, VP & GM, Honeywell Advanced Materials Asia Pacific said.
“As more clients in China adopt higher standards in environmental protection and cost-effectiveness, we will actively cooperate with local partners to assist China’s personal care industry in achieving sustainable development.”
Based on requirements of the Kigali Amendment, which took effect in China on Sept. 15, 2021, and in response to China’s goals to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060, Chinese personal care companies have begun to formulate goals to achieve sustainable development, and are looking for both practical and reliable alternative solutions that help reduce carbon footprint and HFC emissions in phases.
The completion of NMPA registration of Honeywell Solstice Propellant and Solstice Enhance will make them ultra-low global warming potential alternatives to HFC-134a, HFC-152a and other hydrofluorocarbons, effectively allowing companies to reduce their carbon footprint.
Honeywell recently committed to achieve carbon neutrality in its operations and facilities by 2035. This commitment builds on the company’s track record of sharply reducing the greenhouse gas intensity of its operations and facilities as well as its decades-long history of innovation to help its customers meet their environmental and social goals. About half of Honeywell’s new product introduction research and development investment is directed toward products that improve environmental and social outcomes for customers.