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LONG ISLAND CITY, NY – Airgas Refrigerants, Inc., announced today that it has changed its name to ASPEN Refrigerants, Inc. (ARI). ARI was recently acquired by Hudson Technologies, and will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary.  ARI is a leading refrigerant distributor and EPA-certified reclaimer in the U.S.  ARI distributes, reclaims and packages refrigerant gases for a variety of end uses.

 

Airgas Refrigerants, Inc., purchased in October 2017, is now ASPEN Refrigerants, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hudson Technologies, Inc.

 

The new name was chosen because the ASPEN Refrigerants brand has had a strong presence in the refrigerants industry for a decade. It was distributed by Airgas Refrigerants, along with refrigerants from Arkema, Chemours, Honeywell and Mexichem Fluor.  

 

Come see ASPEN Refrigerants, formerly Airgas Refrigerants, and meet with our executives and experienced sales team at the 2018 AHR Expo/ASHRAE Meeting at Chicago’s McCormick Place. The Company recently changed its name to match its familiar ASPEN brand. ASPEN Refrigerants provides the same great products and services and has the same great people as Airgas Refrigerants, just with a new name.

 

In August, the Chemours Company expressed its disappointment with the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit regarding EPA's Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program Rule 20. In that decision, a federal court ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cannot require companies to replace potent heat-trapping chemicals with other substances.

 

Under regulation 40 CFR, part 82 Subpart F, Section 608 of the Clean Air Act, EPA has mandated that the purchase of ozone-depleting substances used as refrigerants is restricted to technicians certified under section 608 or 609 technician certification programs. This new requirement begins January 1, 2018 and will apply to most substitute refrigerants, including HFCs.

 

Airgas, an Air Liquide company and a leading U.S. supplier of industrial gases, welding technologies, and safety products, today completed the sale of Airgas-Refrigerants, Inc., its subsidiary specializing in the distribution, packaging and reclamation of refrigerant gases, to Hudson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN). The sale of this Airgas subsidiary is reflective of Airgas’ focus on its core business.

 

October 10, 2017 

PEARL RIVER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hudson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDSN) (“Hudson”) today announced the closing of its acquisition of Airgas Refrigerants, Inc. (“ARI”), a subsidiary of Airgas, Inc., an Air Liquide company and leading U.S. supplier of industrial gases. The transaction is valued on a gross basis at approximately $220 million. ARI is a leading refrigerant distributor and EPA certified reclaimer in the U.S. ARI distributes, reclaims and packages refrigerant gases for a variety of end uses.

 

This summer, Airgas Refrigerants introduced a new marketing campaign promoting reclamation through ReKlaim Collection Centers.

 

 

Paul Huzyak is the new Vice President of Operations for Airgas Refrigerants. Based in Atlanta, Paul is responsible for the production and reclamation processes, safety, training, personnel, maintenance and other operational areas that are necessary for Airgas Refrigerants to deliver high quality products and maintain the high level of customer satisfaction that Airgas customers expect.

Paul has had a prestigious career at a number of companies, with multi-site responsibility for the last 15 years.

 

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Following U. S. President Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, both AHRI and ASHRAE released statements on energy efficiency, environmental stewardship and reduction of the environmental impact of buildings.