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ACHR News: Reclamation Down. Jay Kestenbaum Comments on Industry Concerns

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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 from ASPEN facilities, Jay reminded contractors that “The only true source for the long-term continuing supply of R-22 is recovery and reclamation, which needs to increase drastically.”

Other industry executives echoed Jay’s remarks, one adding: “We feel confident that the best refrigerant for existing R-22 systems is reclaimed R-22 and that the reclamation industry can provide the necessary R-22 supply for the future, as it has done for CFC [chlorofluorocarbon] needs for over two decades,” he said.

Executives raised concern that cross contamination is on the increase due to the use ‘drop-in’ refrigerants. Read the full article. Registration may be required.