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GM approves Flow Dry Technology’s AD-1 Desiccant

Flow Dry Technology

The US-headquartered absorbent manufacturer Flow Dry Technology has received approval from General Motors for its AD-1 Molecular Sieve Absorbent.

With this, Flow Dry’s AD-1 Desiccant will be used in all global GM mobile air-conditioning systems that utilize condenser/radiator/fan module (CRFM) technology to cool vehicle powertrains.

Rahul Deshmukh, Flow Dry’s President and CEO, said “After significant product testing and with this approval, GM has validated that Flow Dry’s AD-1 desiccant can help thermal-system manufacturers and OEMs optimize system designs while minimizing cost, which is a huge win for both us and our end-user partners.”

Particularly, Flow Dry’s AD-1 desiccant caters to the requirements of GMW 16846, which is GM’s performance standard relating to “Desiccant Use in Refrigerant Systems using HFC-134a and HFO-1234yf.”

According to Flow Dry The unique features of AD-1 desiccants include high water capacity; strong resistance to system vibration and attrition of molecular sieve beads; high bead crush strength; high density for improved adsorption rates; and chemical compatibility with HFC-134a and other refrigerants.

Flow Dry Technology also has operations in Europe and China.

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