29 February 2016

The complete R-22 phaseout of virgin product manufacturing is another year closer. With 12/31/19 as the zero production date, manufacturers have increased prices on R-22 and several manufacturers, including Arkema and Honeywell, have informed customers that they will no longer be producing blends that contain R-22, specifically R-401A, R-401B, R-402A and R-409A. These are interim […]

5 February 2016

Airgas Refrigerants has announced its new full line up of refrigerant gases for 2016. Featuring refrigerants from Arkema, Chemours, Honeywell and Mexichem, the range of gases, including new HFOs, is designed to meet any refrigerant need and to introduce alternate replacement refrigerants to ones that are scheduled for phasing out in new equipment due to […]

7 December 2015

At the 27th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Dubai, Nov. 1-5, member parties agreed to pursue an amendment to reduce the global production and consumption of HFCs. The amendment ends a five-year stalemate on HFC reduction and is expected to be completed in 2016. Member countries that are part of a […]

11 November 2015

In July, DuPont spun off its specialty chemical division into a new publicly-traded entity called The Chemours Company, whose refrigeration products Airgas will distribute nationwide. Look for the new brand, new packaging and new marketing materials. While a separate company from DuPont, Chemours holds the lineage of DuPont innovation in refrigerants that pioneered Freon™, the […]

26 October 2015

Visit Airgas at booth 2819 at the AHR Expo in Orlando at the Orange County Convention Center, Jan. 25-27, 2016. Learn what’s new in alternate refrigerants, Airgas services and reclamation. Meet Airgas executives and discuss with us how to plan your 2016 refrigerant allocation. Held in conjunction with ASHRAE, this is the leading event in […]

Here’s an interesting scenario: A medium sized contractor gets serious about reclamation and creates a revenue stream of $50,000 annually—and rising. It’s more than just possible, it’s happening. Reclamation is good business and it’s the law, but you’ll want to make sure you trust whom you return your used refrigerants to. Trust EPA Certified Reclaimers […]

28 September 2015

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has unanimously voted a determination that there is a reasonable indication that the U.S. refrigerants industry is being materially injured by reason of imports of HFC blends and components from China that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair market value. In July, The American […]

Airgas Refrigerants has designed two versions of an information sheet for HVAC contractors to brand and provide to their customers. The two documents, one, a self-mailer and one, a sheet to go over with customers, email to them, or insert into mailings, are both available from the ‘Resources’ section of the Airgas Refrigerants website under […]

17 July 2015

A newly-formed group, The American Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) Coalition, filed an antidumping duty petition charging that Chinese imports of certain HPC blends used in air-conditioning and refrigeration have been unfairly imported and are causing material injury to the domestic fluoro-chemicals industry. The petition was filed concurrently with the United States Department of Commerce and the United […]