European Fluorocarbons Technical Committee: Library

  • Guide to the F-Gas Regualtion (EC517/2014)

    Mexichem Fluor has been an active supporter of an appropriate revision to the previous EU F-Gas regulation (EC842/2006) and believes that, while not ideal, the new F-Gas regulation (EC517/2014) is workable and enables HFCs to continue to be used while at the same time encouraging the use of lower GWP products.
    04 Jun 2015 | Download (PDF, 192.31 kB)
  • GFPF

    Global Fluorocarbons Producers Forum launches informational website

    The worldwide producers of fluorocarbons, known as the Global Fluorocarbon Producers Forum (GFPF), has launched an informational website to better communicate its objectives to key stakeholders around the world. The new website's domain is
    14 Apr 2015 | Download (PDF, 308.70 kB)
  • AREA guide on the new F-Gas Regulation

    02 Feb 2015 | Download (PDF, 974.03 kB)
  • N° 20

    The Role of HFCs in Long Term Climate Change

    There is ample evidence to show that HFCs have minimal (less than 1%) contribution to climate change at present. Furthermore, the records show that emissions of HFCs from developed countries have slowed in recent years.
    29 Jan 2015 | Download (PDF, 449.25 kB)
  • N° 08

    Trifluoroacetic acid - Latest update

    HCFCs and HFCs break down readly in the lower atmosphere to form simple inorganic species already naturally present in the environment. However, in a few cases the break down is expected to stop at trifluoroacetic acid, a naturally occurring substance which is apparently resistant to further degradation.
    29 Jan 2015 | Download (PDF, 77.22 kB)
  • EPEE publishes FAQ and Factsheet on F-Gas Regulation

    EPEE published an FAQ and Factsheet  on the new F-gas Regulation this week.

    "Both documents are designed to help our industry partners and stakeholders understand their obligations under the new EU rules, as well as act as general reference points for anyone interested in the finer details of the key piece of legislation. Both documents can be found in our press room and in the refrigerants section of our website. French, German, Italian, and Spanish versions are also available."
    October 20th, 2014
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    Also available in German 
    The Revised F-Gas Regulation: Major changes at a glance    
    266 kb    
    Also available in German, Spanish and French.    

    01 Dec 2014 | Download (PDF, 780.60 kB)
  • European HFC Producers support action under the Montreal Protocol for a consumption cap and reduction of HFCs

    The European Fluorocarbons Technical Committee (EFCTC) encourages Parties to the Montreal Protocol to move forward with a constructive dialogue to achieve an agreement for a global cap and reduction for HFC consumption on a GWP-weighted basis, building on the discussions in Paris in July 2014 at the 34th Open-ended Working Group of two proposals for an amendment to the Montreal Protocol to reduce the production and consumption.
    13 Nov 2014 | Download (PDF, 104.92 kB)
  • EPEE F-gas pledge to be catalyst for global action

    25 September 2014 - Following the UN Climate Summit, the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) issued a pledge in which the European refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump industry commits to taking concrete, proactive action to facilitate the implementation of the EU F-gas Regulation.
    30 Sep 2014 | Download (PDF, 522.77 kB)
  • The Physical Science Basis

    30 Sep 2014 | Download (PDF, 123.31 kB)
  • EFCTC Position on the Paris via Montreal Article in the Economist 20.09.2014

    EFCTC welcomes the way the article "Paris via "Montreal in the edition of September 20th, 2014 brings the debate on the role of fluorocarbons in climate change to wider audience. EFCTC strongly supports the inclusion of HFCs and other F-gases in the Montreal Protocol as a means of limiting their climate impact but we feel that there are some issues that need to be clarified.
    25 Sep 2014 | Download (PDF, 125.22 kB)