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02 April 2020 News

US INSULATED PANEL MANUFACTURER CONVERTS ALL FACILITIES TO HFO BLOWING AGENT

The largest US manufacture of cam-lock insulated panels, used for the manufacture of a range of products including walk-in coolers and freezers, has converted all its panel manufacturing facilities to...
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01 April 2020 News

IN BRIEF: TRANSPORT OF NATURALLY OCCURRING TRIFLUOROACETIC ACID (TFA) BY SEA SALT AEROSOL

The concentrations of trifluoroacetic acid and its salts (TFA) observed in air and rain at a time (1990s) when the introduction of TFA into the atmosphere, either directly or through decomposition of...
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05 March 2020 News

AVERAGE GWP CONTINUES TO FALL AS HFOs AND HFC-32 CONSUMPTION INCREASES IN 2018

The steep reduction in the F-gas HFC cap in 2018 (about 40 % less than for 2017) and the increasing adoption of lower GWP HFCs, HFC/HFO blends and ultra-low HFO/HCFOs has resulted in the largest annua...
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04 March 2020 News

ILLEGAL TRADE UNDERMINES BUT DOES NOT NEGATE THE F-GAS REGULATION

Even though illegal imports are considered to be significant in 2018, the F-gas Regulation is transforming the market. The transition to lower GWP applications in the EU is occurring in an efficient m...
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03 March 2020 News

ILLEGAL TRADE ROUND-UP March 2020

In this round-up: EFCTC position paper on enforcing the F-gas regulation; OLAF conference; the 4th F-gas consultation forum; EIA analysis of 2018 illegal imports; seizures and enforcement; and OzonAct...
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02 March 2020 News

EFCTC POSITION PER- AND POLYFLUOROALKYL SUBSTANCES: HFCs AND HFOs A DISTINCT SUBSET

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFASs”) covers a broad range of substances that have in common that they contain at least one perfluoralkyl moiety . Some subsets of PFASs have very persiste...
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01 March 2020 News

IN BRIEF: CONTRASTING HFC-23 EMISSIONS IN THE EU AND GLOBALLY

Globally, HFC-23 emissions calculated from atmospheric measurements are historically at their highest level in 2018, in contrast to reported emissions as by-product primarily from HCFC-22 production w...
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29 February 2020 News

NEW ON OUR SITE/LINKS/LIBRARY – MARCH 2020

Revised and updated Learn Abouts for - Selecting and Using GWP values for Refrigerants; HCFOs,HBFOs, Stratospheric Ozone and Climate Change; and HFCs and the ozone layer. Updated spreadsheet for Refr...
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27 January 2020 News

EUROPEAN PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY ANNOUNCES LOW GWP HFC-152A METERED DOSE INHALER (MDI)

The first pharmaceutical company to announce a low GWP HFC-152a metered dose inhaler (MDI) plans to introduce it by the end of 2025. HFC-152a will reduce the carbon footprint of the MDI by 90% to a le...
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26 January 2020 News

HCFO-1233zd(E) CHILLERS RECEIVE ENVIRONMENT AWARDS AROUND THE WORLD

The HFOs and HCFOs are becoming the refrigerants of choice for large chillers due to their ultra-low GWPs, energy efficiency, and low or non-flammability. HCFO-1233zd(E) centrifugal chillers from 3 di...
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25 January 2020 News

HFO-1234ze(E) ROOM AIR-CONDITIONER A FINALIST FOR GLOBAL COOLING PRIZE

The use of HFO-1234ze(E) refrigerant, with an ultra-low GWP ( minus 1 ) is proposed based on the criteria of the Global Cooling Prize. Compared to HFC-32 (b pt -52°C), which is widely used for room a...
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24 January 2020 News

R-134a and R-452A ELECTRIC REFRIGERATION UNITS WIN EUROPEAN TRANSPORT AWARD FOR SUSTAINABILITY 2020

Full electric refrigeration units for medium size vans and trucks using non-flammable HFC-134a or the HFC/HFO refrigerant R-452A received the European Transport Award for Sustainability 2020. When us...
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23 January 2020 News

ILLEGAL TRADE ROUND-UP – FEBRUARY 2020

In this round-up: EFCTC seminar to raise the awareness of the financial community on illegal trade in HFCs; the challenge for SMEs; Italian fines for breaches of the F-Gas Regulation announced; and se...
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22 January 2020 News

IN BRIEF: globalFACT WEBSITE FOR A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE ON HFCs AND HFOs

The EU is setting the standard for the phase-down of HFCs, moving more rapidly than required by the Kigali Amendment (see EEA 2019 Emissions and supply of fluorinated greenhouse gases in Europe), lead...
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21 January 2020 News

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG FEBRUARY

LINKS/LIBRARY Revised and updated web page for Metered Dose Inhalers (MDIs) including the announced use of HFC-152a, comparison of carbon footprints for MDIs and DPIs and the contribution to glob...
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16 December 2019 News

BRIEF REVIEW OF POSITIVE DEVELOPMENTS RELATING TO FLUOROCARBONS IN 2019 …and CHALLENGES FOR 2020

Everyone is busy at this time of year, so instead of a regular newsletter here is EFCTC’s brief review of the 3 challenges identified for 2019, 7 positive developments relating to fluorocarbons duri...
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12 November 2019 News

LOW GWP R-454A & 454C A2L REFRIGERANTS DELIVER FOR SUPERMARKET CHAINS

The adoption of low GWP A2L refrigerants for commercial refrigeration must deliver on safety, energy consumption and cost effectiveness in comparison to other low GWP solutions. R-454A and R-454C are...
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11 November 2019 News

ILLEGAL TRADE ROUND-UP – NOVEMBER 2019

In this round-up, Action Line activities; “so-called returnable cylinders” on sales platforms; F-Gas Roundtable discussions; the EFCTC decision tree for customs and enforcement agencies is availab...
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10 November 2019 News

R-449A USED FOR FOOD PRODUCTION APPLICATIONS TO FUTURE-PROOF SYSTEMS

The imminent restrictions on use refrigerants with a GWP above 2500, and the requirement in some applications for non-flammable lower GWP refrigerants, has resulted in the selection for food process a...
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09 November 2019 News

ENERGY EFFICIENCY MUST IMPROVE IN PARALLEL WITH HFC PHASE-DOWN

The new UNEP report Lessons from a decade of emissions gap assessments states that despite a decade of increasing political and societal focus on climate change and the milestone Paris Agreement, glob...
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08 November 2019 News

IN BRIEF: CONTRIBUTION OF HFCS AND HFOS ATMOSPHERIC BREAKDOWN PRODUCTS TO ACIDIFICATION (“ACID RAIN”) IN THE EU AT PRESENT AND IN THE FUTURE

While hydrogen fluoride (HF) and hydrogen chloride (HCl) are not considered main air-pollutants in the EU, they have the potential to contribute to acidification. Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), hydrofluor...
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07 November 2019 News

New on fluorocarbons.org November 2019

EFCTC RESPONSE TO RECENT ARTICLES ABOUT HFO-1234yf: In addition to the October Newsletter item (here) shorter position papers are available on our website here - EFCTC Response to recent Article...
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30 September 2019 News

EFCTC RESPONSE TO RECENT ARTICLES ABOUT HFO-1234yf

EFCTC has, through its newsletter and website(1), already commented in the past on all the points raised in recent articles “Refrigerant R1234yf again in criticism(2)” and an article about HFOs in...
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