News

7 July 2015

The Global Harmonized System Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is a United Nations accord that is currently being implemented. In the United States, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard published in April, 2012 is the regulating guidance source. Changes to classification and labels on hazardous materials are ongoing and Airgas […]


14 May 2015

Following the International Trade Commission November ruling against the Anti-Dumping Suit filed on R-134a, the refrigerant has experienced a tumultuous year. Two out of the four U.S. refrigerant manufacturers of R-134a have supply problems at this time. DuPont and Honeywell have both sent out notices during the past few months regarding delays with production and […]


2 May 2015

EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program evaluates substitute chemicals and technologies that are safe for the ozone layer. Recently, EPA expanded the list of SNAP-approved substitutes to include more low-global warming potential (GWP) alternatives that can replace both the ozone-depleting substances and high-GWP hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). After receiving input from industry, environmental groups and others, […]


7 April 2015

Facing a phaseout of refrigerant R-22, major manufacturers DuPont, Honeywell and Arkema have all raised prices and set allocations for larger customers this Spring. Airgas Refrigerants is helping customers plan their allocation use based upon historical consumption and anticipated needs to ensure they manage inventory properly and can navigate a year that many expect to […]


14 April 2014

Airgas, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded two Fleet Safety Excellence Awards by the Compressed Gas Association (CGA), the U.S. industrial, specialty and medical gas industry’s standard-setting organization for the promotion of safety standards and safe practices. The first award honored Airgas’ cylinder vehicle fleet and the second award recognized Airgas’ bulk vehicle […]


9 April 2014

Airgas Senior Vice President Ken Beringer was among nine industry members asked by the ACHR NEWS to comment on the future of R-22 reclamation. In the April 7, 2014 edition, Beringer expressed that the reclamation of both HCFC and HFC gases is encouraged by responsible government action and that clarification of the EPA’s phaseout schedule […]


20 January 2014

Visit with Airgas executives and our experienced sales team at the Airgas Booth (2114) on level 3 at the AHR Expo at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City January 21-23. Airgas staff including Jay Kestenbaum, Ken Beringer, Star Baccari, Natalie Molina, Lori Byres and Michael Maravelias will be available to discuss the current […]