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ASPEN  Refrigerants now has a Facebook and a LinkedIn page.

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.

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.

 

 

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 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.

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,

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.

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 selections and Innovation Award winners.

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.

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 a new name.