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Chinese Court Sides With Honeywell

by Marc S. Reisch
July 20, 2015 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 93, ISSUE 29

A Chinese court has ordered an unidentified Shandong province chemical company to stop infringing Honeywell’s patents on hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-245fa, a refrigerant and blowing agent used to make closed-cell insulating foam. Honeywell says the preliminary injunction from the Zibo Municipal Intermediate People’s Court is the first such ruling the firm has obtained from a Chinese court to enforce its patents. Honeywell makes HFC-245fa in China in a joint venture with Sinochem.

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