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01.05.2020

CONTRASTING THIS SEASONS ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC OZONE LEVELS

The Antarctic 2019 ozone “hole” was one of the smallest since the early 1980s. In contrast the ozone “depletion” over the Arctic this spring reached a r...

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30.04.2020

IN BRIEF: WHY HFOS/HCFOS ARE DESIGNED TO BREAK DOWN RAPIDLY IN THE ATMOSPHERE

HFOs have C=C double bonds; the hydroxyl radical (OH) is the primary reactive agent in the atmosphere, reaction of OH radicals with C=C double bonds is very rap...

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29.04.2020

NEW ON FLUOROCARBONS.ORG MAY 2020

EFCTC Press releases NEW KROLL FINDINGS REVEAL HOW ILLEGAL IMPORTS OF HFCs CONTINUE TO ENTER EU Brussels, 15 April 2020 – New findings from corporate inve...

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06.04.2020

EU CHEMICAL INDUSTRY OFFERS RECOMMENDATIONS TO HELP KEEP CRITICAL SUPPLY CHAINS RUNNING

Following the COVID-19 outbreak, EFCTC, a sector group, supports Cefic’s main priority is to work with relevant EU and Member State authorities to ensure esse...

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05.04.2020

F-GAS REVIEW IN LINE WITH THE CLIMATE LAW

Following the publication of the proposal for a European Climate Law, the European Commission has confirmed that the F-gas review will be undertaken in line wit...

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04.04.2020

ILLEGAL TRADE ROUND-UP APRIL 2020

In this round-up: EFCTC press release on EU’s industrial strategy and proposed enforcement actions; Commission states it was keeping a focus on implementation...

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03.04.2020

FREE COOLING CHILLER CONTRIBUTES TO EU DATA CENTRE ENERGY EFFICIENCY

A range of awarding winning R-410A precision data centre chillers has been extended to provide economies of scale for large data centre operators. When combined...

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02.04.2020

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 a...

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01.04.2020

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, eith...

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