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.

The Ozone Regulation Review

The EU ‘Ozone Regulation’ – Regulation (EC) 1005/2009 on substances that deplete the ozone layer – provides the legal basis for the protection of the ozone layer within the European Union.

News & Press Releases

01 March 2021 News

UPDATE ON THE REVIEW OF THE ODS REGULATION 1005/2009

The Commission webinar (26th January 2021) on the review of the Ozone Depleting Substances Regulation 1005/2009 provided further information on the Commission’s approach. Two important points are th...
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28 February 2021 News

ILLEGAL TRADE ROUND-UP MARCH 2021

In this round-up: EFCTC continues constructive dialogue with DG Clima, DG Taxud and OLAF about potential illegal HFC trade flows. Data released in February 2021 show that an illegal market continues t...
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27 February 2021 News

KEEPING WARM OR COOL WITH HFC/HFO BLEND REFRIGERANT R-454B

Refrigerant R-454B, a low GWP alternative to R-410A is increasingly being used in chillers and heat pumps due to its low GWP (466) and mildly flammable low toxicity classification (A2L). A redesigned...
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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

10 February 2021

EFCTC POSITION PAPER: FEEDSTOCKS ARE USED TO MAKE PRODUCTS HAVING MAJOR SOCIETAL VALUE

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 Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS)...
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01 February 2021

EFCTC POSITION PAPER: PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON THE REVIEW OF THE F-GAS REGULATION

 EFCTC supports the objectives and structure of the F-gas Regulation.  Since 2015, the European market has demonstrated that the structure of the F-gas Regulation works in its current format, as it...
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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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