1 August 2017

This summer, Airgas Refrigerants introduced a new marketing campaign promoting reclamation through ReKlaim Collection Centers. For wholesalers or supply house operators, being a ReKlaim Collection Center provides contractors a trusted reclamation partner for returning used refrigerants.  Dropping off used refrigerants brings contractors into ReKlaim Collection Centers, affording them the opportunity to shop for other HVACR […]

6 July 2017

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. AHRI stated that energy efficiency and environmental stewardship will remain priorities for the […]

12 June 2017

The two largest U.S. producers of HFO 1234yf, Honeywell and Chemours, are both increasing manufacturing capacity of this eco-friendly replacement for R-134a. Airgas Refrigerants stocks HFO-1234yf. Honeywell announced the opening of its $300 million Solstice® 1234yf plant in Geismar, La., May 12, 2017. The company’s press release states that Honeywell has created a central hub […]

31 March 2017

We have a free R-22 replacement guide to help customers and contractors find the refrigerants that they may choose to replace R-22, which will be completely phased out of new production by 2020. The guide is available to view in the Resources section of the website and can be downloaded as a PDF.  It lists […]

20 December 2016

In November, the American HFC Coalition appealed part of the decision by The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that imports of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) components are not causing or threatening to cause material injury to the U.S. industry producing HFC components. The U.S. Department of Commerce found that imports of HFCs from China were being dumped […]

17 February 2015

In the latest salvo in a long-running dispute, Mexichem Fluor has appealed the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) ruling that the importation of Chinese refrigerants does not harm the U.S. refrigerant gas industry. Earlier this year, the U.S. Dept. of Commerce had ruled that dumping duties of 280.67 percent and countervailing duties of 11.14 percent […]