Economic aspects of PFCs Perfluorocarbons

Summarising all applications, the total European PFC market sales are estimated to be below 1000t for the year 1999 with clear trend down.

This development is also taking place based on the more selective and responsible use of PFCs by industry as well as accelerated development of more environmentally acceptable CFC/HCFC replacements such as HFEs (segregated Hydrofluoroether) but also HFCs resulting in significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions for those applications.

Future effort will be put into the support and implementation of the proactive industry commitments as granted by several industry user groups as well as adoption of the European HCFC phase-out common.