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02.03.2020

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 ....

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01.03.2020

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-pro...

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29.02.2020

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 oz...

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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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