Mexichem announces refrigerant price riseSubscription
Mexichem’s Fluor Business Group has announced price rises for its KLEA refrigerants in Europe
A-Gas launches new ‘mobile-friendly’ websiteSubscription
A-Gas have launched a new group website designed for mobile devices, allowing users easy access to the A-Gas range of products, services and information.
A-Gas International is pleased to announce that A-Gas Americas has bought Refri-Claim, the reclamation division of ICOR International.
USITC votes to continue investigation on impact of HFC blends and components from China on American market
New Global AHRI/UNEP Program “refrigerant driving license” will help ensure safe management of refrigerants
Emerson, Bitzer and Frascold have approve the use of Honeywell’s Solstice N40 (R-448A) and N13 (R-450A) for use in their compressors.
Annually decreasing quotas will create a shortfall far sooner than 2020
The European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) co-hosts event with the China Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Industry Association (CRAA) during China Refrigeration in Shanghai.
Natural refrigeration technology is gaining traction with end-users, according to speakers at the Atmosphere Conference in Brussels last month
Liverpool based Refrigerant Solutions (RefSols) has received a £750,000 investment to boost development of its low-GWP alternatives business
A-Gas International has announced the formation of A-Gas Americas following the merger of sister companies Coolgas, RemTec, CIJSA and A-Gas Performance Chemicals.
Mexichem Fluor has appealed the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) ruling that the import of Chinese refrigerant gas does not harm U.S. industry.
Majority of United Arab Emirates residents concerned about potentially dangerous counterfeit refrigerants, which are increasingly found in the Middle East, according to a report.
Arkema Fluorochemicals has announced an immeadiate 20 % price increase for packaged and bulk grades for all Forane HFC products in Europe
The European Fluorocarbons Technical Committee (EFCTC) has called on Parties to the Montreal Protocol to achieve an agreement for a global cap and reduction for HFC consumption.
Refrigerant manufacturer Mexichem is considering appealing against a ruling by the U.S. International Trade Commission that there should be no duties or tariffs on refrigerant gases from China.
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) president and CEO Stephen Yurek announces American HVACR industry will invest $5 bn in research and development funds over the next decade for new-generation refrigerants and equipment
Graham Wright, legislation specialist for Daikin UK, which is launching small AC units with R32 into the UK next year, has reintereated that the refrigerant’s mild flammability need hold no fear for installers.
The UN’s secretary-general has called on EU leaders to set an example and agree on an ambitious 2030 target at a Council Summit in June, that can be taken to a UN conference in Lima three months later.
Manufacturers at the RAC Retail Question Time announced new HFO-based replacements for R404A and R134a.
The Institute of Refrigeration is set to play a key role in a new European learning programe, called “REAL Alternatives, which will address skills shortages amongst technicians working in the RAC and heat pump sector
MEPs and member state negotiators appear unlikely to reach a deal at a final round of negotiations this week on a timetable for phasing out HFCs, however further delays could mean a wait of up to two years for decision.
The forthcoming R22 phase-out, cost of plant and the energy efficiency challenge are all current concerns for the end user, together with a lack of knowledge of natural refrigerants and how to reduce operating costs.
US retail chain Whole Foods is piloting technology to track every pound of refrigerant from the point of purchase through the end of its life.
HFCs can be and should be handled right away under the Montreal Protocol, said the US Special Envoy on Climate Change, Todd Stern.
Thierry Vanlancker, president, DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts, has backed the results of Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority, the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA) final report on 1234yf, stating that there is ‘no reall life safety concern.’
Honeywell hits back after publication of final HFO-1234yf report by German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) ‘proves refrigerant can be safely used in cars.’
DuPont has executed a full separation of its Performance Chemicals segment, which includes the Titanium Technologies and Chemicals & Fluoroproducts businesses.
President of DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts highlights the fact that German transport authority KBA has not released its promised final report
DuPont Refrigerants enforcement action results in counterfeit refrigerant cylinders and packaging in Hangzhou province, China.
Call from Liberal MP Lutz Knopek referencing ‘intentional infringement’ by carmaker proves that MAC Directive argument is not purely about protecting national interests
A recent report has stated that the global refrigerant market is to reach £10.4 Billion by 2018.
AIRAH, the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating, has released its Flammable Refrigerants Safety Guide.
R32 refrigerant could be used in Daikin air conditioners in the UK within two years following the planned adoption of the A2L flammability class, and subsequent education and installation testing with the supply chain.
US president Barack Obama and Chinese president Xi Jinping have formally agreed to work together and with other countries to reduce the consumption and use of HFCs.
The refrigeration industry is working overtime to convince MEPs to row back on the targets set by the European ENVI committee last week
European Parliament’s ENVI Committee has decided by 48 votes to 19 to strengthen the EU’s F-Gas Regulation from 2020, including a lower final level of 16 per cent. Refrigeration body reacts with alarm
Car engineering research group SAE International has reported the conclusions of its extensive analysis of HFO 1234yf, calling the refrigerant “safe and effective to use in automotive applications” - free to view, simply register
RAC’s popular New Refrigerants Question Time returns to discuss air conditioning and refrigeration issues for the ‘transition gases’, as well as HFOs - and includes the very latest on the carmakers and refrigerants.
Refrigerant change saves 500 euros a month for Condis store
Spanish court rules that producer’s R22 drop-in replacements R424A and R434a do not infringe Star Refrigeration patent, for which DuPont is licensee
The European Commission has warned that new model types of Daimler cars put on the market anywhere in Europe currently do not conform to EU law and therefore should not be sold.
Honeywell has announced that its R407F refrigerant, branded Genetron Performax LT has been approved by Emerson Climate Technologies for use in its Copeland Scroll compressors (ZB & ZF Range) for low and medium-temperature refrigeration applications. It is also approved for the latest Copeland Stream compressors.
Carmaker bids to sidestep HFO 1234yf for air conditioning to fulfil ‘ambitious environmental goals’
The European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE), representing the refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump industry in Europe, has claimed the F-Gas report submitted by Bas Eickhout to the European Parliament goes to far in its measures.
German carmaker Daimler has said it is willing to pay any penalties levied by the EC for infringing the MAC Directive, if it enables its engineers to develop an alternative to HFO 1234yf.
AREA President Graeme Fox has spoken at a European Parliament hearing on the proposal for a revision to the F-Gas Regulation regarding the proposed ban on pre-charging
Manufacturers of bottle coolers have been warned that many types of cooler will not comply with the European Energy Related Products (ErP) directive.
EC denies German authorities’ latest request for six month extension to MAC Directive and use of R134a refrigerant, as car research group SAE underlines confidence in HFO 1234yf.
MEP accuses carmaker of being anti-competitive and calls for sanctions for failing to comply with MAC Directive - freeto view, simply register.