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29 April 2021 News

LATEST ON THE F-GAS REVIEW

The stakeholder’s meeting on 6th May with the Commission DG Clima and consultant Öko-Recherche, is an important step in the Commission’s plan to propose changes to the F- gas rules by the end of...
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28 April 2021 News

ILLEGAL TRADE ROUND-UP MAY 2021

In this round-up: The United States has expressed concern about the impact of illegal HFCs on the export of lower GWP refrigerants to Europe. According to a recent survey conducted by the EFCTC, 52% o...
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27 April 2021 News

EXPLANATION: TFA IS DIFFERENT TO MOST OTHER PFAS – LEARN WHY

The UNEP Environmental Effects Assessment Panel (EEAP) in its latest 2021 scientific update includes a comprehensive summary for Trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) and points out that most PFAS have different...
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26 April 2021 News

NEW ENERGY EFFICIENT R-134A REEFER, R-513A DROP-IN READY

The new fresh or frozen reefer container offers increased power coefficient (energy performance) and reduced environmental impact using lower GWP R-134a (compared to R-452A which is widely used for re...
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25 April 2021 News

IN BRIEF: HOW HFOS HELP KEEP YOU SAFE ON AIRCRAFT

Insecticides are used on board aircraft to prevent the spread of vector-borne diseases such as malaria, zika and dengue via air travel. An aerosol insecticide using the non-flammable propellant HFO-12...
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24 April 2021 News

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG MAY 2021

Check out our revised and updated TFA as an atmospheric breakdown product page. The Events page is monthly updated. See it here.  Cefic: Check out our industry's response to COVID-19. EFCTC is...
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31 March 2021 News

NEW REPORT ON HFO/TFA ADDS LITTLE TO THE ALREADY DETAILED UNDERSTANDING OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH EFFECTS

The “Report and statement of the downsides of HFO refrigerant usage --Impact of fluorochemical refrigerants and their degradation products on the environment and health” by Refolution Industriekä...
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30 March 2021 News

UK BREWERY REPLACES AMMONIA CHILLERS WITH HFO-1234ZE CHILLERS COMBINING SAFETY, HIGH EFFICIENCY AND PERFORMANCE WITH LOW ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

A UK brewery concluded that replacing its old ammonia system with three large, more efficient 1.4MW HFO-1234ze(E) chillers provided financial and safety benefits. The new chillers were installed in th...
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29 March 2021 News

SPOTLIGHT ON REFRIGERANT RECOVERY, RECLAMATION AND DESTRUCTION

Avoiding refrigerant emissions and reusing refrigerant, where practical, contributes to the circular economy. Data for reclamation in the EU is incomplete as there is no reporting requirement under th...
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28 March 2021 News

ILLEGAL TRADE ROUND-UP – APRIL 2021

In this round-up: Data released in February 2021 about the potential magnitude of the illegal market in HFCs continues to be widely reported; Reports to the EFCTC Action Line of illegal HFC trade lead...
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27 March 2021 News

IN BRIEF: OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCES- ATMOSPHERIC MONITORING AND MODELLING CRUCIAL

Following the monitoring of the rise and decline in CFC-11 emissions , Christina Theodoridi of NRDC commented that “Every year countries submit data on their domestic production of regulated substa...
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26 March 2021 News

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG APRIL 2021

Check out our revised and updated infographics for 1. Buildings Matter- about the contribution of insulation foam to reducing energy consumption 2. Insulation Year after Year-about the use of HFOs...
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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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26 February 2021 News

ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS ASSESSMENT PANEL ISSUES COMPREHENSIVE SUMMARY OF TFA EFFECTS

This assessment by the Environmental Effects Assessment Panel (EEAP) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) provides the latest scientific update on a wide range of issues since their mos...
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25 February 2021 News

IN BRIEF: TFA DRINKING WATER GUIDANCE VALUE IN GERMANY

The Environmental effects assessment panel comprehensive summary of Trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) effects states that humans could be exposed to TFA via drinking water and food but there is no evidence...
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24 February 2021 News

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG MARCH 2021

Take a look at our Coming events page. Visit our new page dedicated to the Ozone Regulation Review. Cefic: Check out our industry's response to COVID-19. EFCTC is a sector group of Cefic....
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02 February 2021 News

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

In response to the public consultation on the F-gas Regulation, EFCTC commented that the structure of the F-Gas Regulation works in its current format as it provides the market flexibility to make app...
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01 February 2021 News

THE F-GAS REGULATION IS DELIVERING CHANGE, BUT ILLEGAL TRADE IS SLOWING PROGRESS

For the latest data available in the latest EEA report, in 2019 HFC-32, HFOs and HCFOs accounted for about 43% of the reported total supply of HFCs/HFOs/HCFOs as metric tonnes, this is an increased sh...
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31 January 2021 News

ILLEGAL TRADE ROUND-UP FEBRUARY 2021

In this round-up: European Commission publishes a report on the functioning of the EU-wide quota system for hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) with a section on illegal trade; EFCTC press release on cuts in HF...
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30 January 2021 News

DELIVERING ENERGY SAVINGS WITH HFC AND HFO CHILLERS

An award-winning data centre modernisation transformed the cooling efficiency by installing variable speed oil-free centrifugal chillers, compatible with HFO and HFO based refrigerants. An HFC-32 Heat...
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29 January 2021 News

IN BRIEF: FOCUS ON FEEDSTOCKS 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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28 January 2021 News

NEW ON OUR SITE – FEBRUARY 2021

Cefic: Check out our industry's response to COVID-19. EFCTC is a sector group of Cefic....
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