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In 2016 the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) announced that all refrigerant containers should have one uniform paint color, a light-green grey (RAL 7044), and that existing individually assigned container paint colors should be transitioned to that color by 2020.

Come visit with ASPEN Refrigerants at the 2019 AHR Expo/ASHRAE Annual Meeting, dubbed the ‘World’s Largest HVACR Marketplace,’ by show organizers.

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.