News

12 February 2018

In January, 2018, the Section 608 rule extended purchasing requirements to non-ozone depleting alternative refrigerant substances such as HFCs. This means that now, the sale of most refrigerants of two pounds or larger is restricted to 608- and 609-certified technicians. This includes R-134a, which under past guidelines was excluded. There are new rules in place now […]


12 January 2018

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 […]


13 December 2017

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 […]


5 December 2017

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 […]


30 October 2017

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 […]


13 October 2017

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 […]


10 October 2017

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 […]


27 July 2017

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. […]


12 April 2017

Airgas Refrigerants has begun painting returnable cylinders light gray (RAL 704) in accordance with AHRI Guideline N, the “Assignment of Refrigerant Container Colors.” By 2020, all refrigerant cylinders will be painted RAL 704 light gray with labels identifying the refrigerant inside and with an additional warning label if the refrigerant is flammable. To inform customers, […]


2 March 2017

Airgas Refrigerants enjoyed a very successful AHR Expo, held Jan. 30-Feb. 1 in Las Vegas. We reconnected with many customers, gathering more than 800 new leads and meeting with a range of national, international and West Coast partners, customers and prospective customers. Traffic at the Airgas booth was so heavy that booth staff members retired […]