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

06 July 2021 News

COMING EVENTS 2021/2022

Please note that all events may be subject to change due to the coronavirus outbreak, some have become online events. 2021 SEPTEMBER 30, 2021- 19th annual AFCE symposium- Paris (France) Colloqu...
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06 June 2021 News

EFCTC COMMENT ON UBA REPORT ON FLUORINATED REFRIGERANTS EMISSIONS AND DRINKING WATER QUALITY

The UBA press release “trifluoracetic acid from fluorinated refrigerants contaminates rainwater” provides no information on the levels of TFA in rainwater, the forecast levels due to continued us...
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06 June 2021 News

ATMOSPHERIC BREAKDOWN PRODUCTS OF HFCs AND HFOs- Relevant data omitted from ECOS report

In its briefing, publicised at the May F-gas stakeholders meeting, ECOS discussed the life cycle impact of refrigerants, and specifically, the additional impact of the degradation that refrigerants u...
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Position Papers

20 July 2021

EFCTC ready to continue assisting in building robust and comprehensive data sets for the PFAS Registry of Intentions for a REACH restriction

EFCTC notes the publication of the Registry of Intentions for a REACH- restriction by Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden and looks forward to working with the authorities to ensur...
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03 June 2021

Refrigerant Degradation: Is HFC-23 (CF3H) formed due to the decomposition of HFOs and HCFOs in the troposphere?

HFOs and HCFOs that contain the CF3CH= group breakdown in the atmosphere to give CF3CHO (trifluoroacetaldehyde) as an intermediate product. The main final breakdown products of HFOs containing the CF3...
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07 May 2021

EFCTC welcomes options for proposed measures to improve the enforcement of the F-gas Regulation

Participating in the Stakeholder workshop held on 6 May, the European Fluorocarbon Technical Committee (EFCTC) welcomed the proposal for the revision of the F-Gas Regulation which will be released by...
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Back to Basics Videos

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

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INFOGRAPHICS

The chemistry HFOs, HFCs & HCFOs as well as climate and evironment related questions can get very technical. Discover a range of infographics 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

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