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12 November 2019

In 2016 the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) announced that all refrigerant containers should have one uniform paint color, a light-green grey (RAL 7044), and that existing individually assigned container paint colors should be transitioned to that color by 2020. Container labels and markings remain the preferred method for identification for refrigerants.  While this […]


21 December 2018

Come visit with ASPEN Refrigerants at the 2019 AHR Expo/ASHRAE Annual Meeting, dubbed the ‘World’s Largest HVACR Marketplace,’ by show organizers. Meet with our experienced sales team and visit with senior managers to learn what’s new with the country’s largest independent distributor of refrigerants. We’ll be discussing the refrigerants landscape for the coming year, misinformation […]


28 September 2018

ASPEN  Refrigerants now has a Facebook and a LinkedIn page. Visit https://www.facebook.com/ASPENrefrigerants/ and https://www.linkedin.com/company/aspen-refrigerants-inc/ to see what’s happening at ASPEN Refrigerants. Follow us, like us and visit us regularly for news, resources and helpful tips.


21 August 2018

ASPEN’s campaign “Don’t Believe the R-22 Myth” has kicked off with an article by ASPEN Sr. Vice President of Sales and Purchasing, Jay Kestenbaum. He authored an article featured in the August issue of RSES Journal (Membership required to view.) The article, titled “R-22 Refrigerant: Here Today, Here After 2020,” describes how misinformation in the marketplace is confusing refrigerant buyers, contractors […]


20 July 2018

In case you missed it, the 2018 Summer edition of The Refrigerant Frontline is available.  It covers industry news, a bit of the political and legal scene and news from ASPEN Refrigerants. You can find it here in your browser.


26 June 2018

ASPEN Refrigerants has a free downloadable PDF from the EPA detailing the ongoing use of R-22. Get it here, so you can know and share the truth: R-22 can be used well beyond January 1, 2020. The EPA phasedown relates to production and importing only—R-22 is not being banned. The PDF brochure may be downloaded at […]


9 May 2018

Sr. Vice President of Sales and Purchasing, Jay Kestenbaum,was one of several industry sources interviewed by ACHR News in an important article on the state of reclamation for R-22. R-22 is legal to buy, sell and use today and will be after 2020, which highlights the value and importance of reclaiming R-22. In the article, which features images […]


The Chemours Company, the spinoff fluorochemical products company born of DuPont, announced that it has acquired ICOR International, a privately-owned leading supplier of branded, ozone safe refrigerants and related products for HVACR applications in North America. Chemours has said that it will operate ICOR as a separate company. This represents a departure for Chemours, which […]


12 February 2018

R-22 is legal to buy, sell and use now and after 2020. However, newly-manufactured R-22 will be no longer be allowed in the U.S. beginning in 2020. This year, 2018, the allowance is 9 million pounds. In 2019, the allowance drops to 4 million pounds. Reclamation is now more important than ever to preserve R-22 for the […]


In Chicago, this year’s AHR Expo had everything you’d expect—and in record-setting numbers. As ASPEN team members met with customers, partners, press and contractors, the show swirled with more than 72,000 attendees—the highest number ever—who mingled throughout the half a million square feet of floor space, attended informational settings, and witnessed Contractor of the Year […]