HFCs, HFOs, HCFOs

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Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)

PFAS: missed the second consultation deadline? Learn what to do now!
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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.

F-Gas Regulation review

What is the current legal framework and what is happening now?

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

02 December 2021 Press Release

The European Fluorocarbons Technical Committee (EFCTC) welcomes the report on Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2021 published today by the European Environment Agency.

The European Fluorocarbons Technical Committee (EFCTC) welcomes the publication of a new report by the European Environment Agency on fluorinated greenhouse gases. The Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases 202...
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29 November 2021 News

BUSINESS MEMBERS OF THE HIGH-LEVEL ROUNDTABLE ON ENFORCEMENT OF EU CHEMICAL LEGISLATION, INCLUDING CEFIC, DREW ATTENTION TO EFCTC ACTION LINE ON ILLEGAL TRADE IN THEIR JOINT STATEMENT TO THE 2ND HIGH-LEVEL ROUNDTABLE MEETING ON THE 25TH NOVEMBER.

The statement from CEFIC, Covestro, Euratex, Eurometaux, Henkel and Solvay emphasises that enforcement (https://cefic.org/media-corner/newsroom/joint-statement-on-the-2nd-meeting-of-the-high-level-...
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02 November 2021 News

CHILLER AND HEAT PUMP INNOVATIONS WITH F-GASES DELIVER IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

Innovations for chillers and heat pumps using HFOs and HFCs, and their good balance of safety and technical properties, continue to deliver improved performance and reduced energy consumption. While u...
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Position Papers

09 August 2021

Published evidence supports very low yields of TFA from most HFOs and HCFOs

Summary EFCTC has analysed the most current, peer reviewed scientific papers on the potential contribution of HFOs and HCFOs, containing the CF3CH= moiety, to existing and future TFA levels. The co...
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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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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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