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

This summer has seen temperatures and tempers rise as records broke in a number of cities and throughout the West. The Northeast broke records early on with an uncomfortable entry into summer.

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.



A group of more than 30 executives and CEOs has sent a letter to President Trump urging the President to submit the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol to the United States Senate for ratification.

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 California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopted a regulation prohibiting the use of HFCs in certain stationary refrigeration and foam end-uses.

In February 2018, the American HFC Coalition appealed the HFC anti-dumping case decision that HFC components for 400 series blends imported from China are separate products from the blends themselves and should not be subject to duties.

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,