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27.01.2020

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 ca...

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26.01.2020

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-...

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25.01.2020

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...

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24.01.2020

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 Transpo...

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23.01.2020

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 o...

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22.01.2020

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 fluor...

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21.01.2020

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 MD...

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16.12.2019

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 dev...

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12.11.2019

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 l...

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