HFCs, HFOs, HCFOs

What are they, what makes them different, where and why are they used?

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F-Gas Regulation review

What is the current legal framework and what is happening now?
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Help Stop illegal imports of HFCs into the EU

Use the anonymous EFCTC integrity line to learn about, and report, illicit HFC activity.

Visit the Portal

Learn about the black market for HFCs in Europe.

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www.stopillegalcooling.eu

Safety

Properties of HFCs, HFOs
and HCFOs

Montreal to Kigali

The road to HFOs and reducing environmental impact.

Climate change & Environment

Find out more on the environmental impact of HFCs and HFOs.

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

HFCs, HFOs and HCFOs a distinct subset and due to their properties are not commonly regarded as PFAS.

News & Press Releases

16 November 2020 News

NEW EFCTC WEBSITES DESIGNED TO INFORM AND MAKE RELEVANT INFORMATION QUICKLY ACCESSIBLE

The new EFCTC fluorocarbons.org website provides a wealth of information on the uses, properties environmental effects and relevant regulations for HFCs, HFOs and HCFOs. Every page has been updated an...
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15 November 2020 News

PRIORITY MUST BE GIVEN TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY DURING F-GAS REVIEW

The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) has consulted its council and members about the F-gas Regulation review. They all consider that the F-gas regulation is a major success and that the...
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14 November 2020 News

EFCTC POSITION PAPER ON HCFOs SUBMITTED AS PART OF ODS REGULATION REVIEW PUBLIC CONSULTATION

In response to the European Commission public consultation on the ODS Regulation, EFCTC submitted detailed comments on a range of issues including the important use of ODS as feedstock and an EFCTC po...
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Back to Basics Videos

The chemistry HFOs, HFCs & HCFOs as well as climate and evironment related questions can get very techncal. Discover a range of videos and fact sheets that might help

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Keep it cool

HFCs AND HFOs & ENERGY EFFICENCY

EPEE Count on Cooling

What makes a good refrigerant?

Generations of refrigerants

Transition to lower GWP refrigerants

Position Papers

09 November 2020

EFCTC Position Paper on the HCFOs and their very low but nonzero ODPs

The Guidance to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) of substances and mixtures Version 5.0 – July 2017 in section 5.1 Hazardous to the Ozone Layer states...
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02 July 2020

EFCTC Welcomes The Publication Of The Combined Evaluation Roadmap/Inception Impact Assessment To Revise The F-Gas Regulation

EFCTC welcomes the publication on 30th June 2020 by the European Commission of the “Combined Evaluation Roadmap/Inception Impact Assessment” (Ref. Ares(2020...
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