Whirlpool Corporation Receives Environmental Excellence Award for Sustainability Efforts in Air Quality

Whirlpool Corporation Receives Environmental Excellence Award for Sustainability Efforts in Air Quality

State of Iowa recognizes Whirlpool for implementation of energy efficient insulation
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 12:50pm

CONTENT: Press Release

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., July 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is honored to receive the Environmental Excellence Award in Air Quality by State of Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and the Department of Natural Resources.  The company was recognized for its implementation of Honeywell's Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA), which first began at its Amana, Iowa, plant, into its environmentally conscious and energy efficient insulation used in U.S.-made refrigerators and freezers.  

The global warming potential of the new foam blowing agent is 99.9% lower than the most commonly used foam blowing agent in the U.S. industry, resulting in a more environmentally-friendly household refrigerator.  In January, the company began voluntarily phasing out its use of hydroflurocarbons (HFCs) in its U.S. refrigerators and freezers, utilizing the co-developed foam that provides more energy efficiency than commonly used hydrocarbons and the lowest global warming potential in its class.

"At Whirlpool Corporation we are committed to preserving our environment, and we are delighted to be recognized by the State of Iowa for this work," said Joseph Liotine, president of Whirlpool U.S. operations. "By introducing this new insulation to our refrigerators, we've taken steps to reduce global warming potential without compromising quality or the energy efficiency of our appliances."

About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading global manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $19 billion in 2013, 69,000 employees, and 59 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag,KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Consul, Bauknecht and other major brand names. Additional information about the company can be found athttp://www.whirlpoolcorp.com.