News

9 May 2018

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. Chemours has said that it will operate ICOR as a separate company. This represents a departure for Chemours, which […]


22 April 2018

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopted a regulation prohibiting the use of HFCs in certain stationary refrigeration and foam end-uses. CARB was relying substantially on the U.S. EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) rules to help meet California’s emission reduction goals for HFCs. The board said the action was taken to preserve and continue […]


12 February 2018

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. Reclamation is now more important than ever to preserve R-22 for the […]


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 […]


The European Union adopted two legislative acts to reduce emissions from fluorinated greenhouse gases (called F-gases in Europe), including HFCs. They are the ’MAC Directive’ on air conditioning systems used in small motor vehicles, and the ‘F-gas Regulation’ which covers all other key applications in which F-gases are used. The MAC Directive prohibits the use of F-gases […]


United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has denied a petition filed by Honeywell, The Chemours Co., and the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) appealing a summer 2017 ruling that EPA cannot ban the use of HFCs under Section 612 of the Clean Air Act. In this back-and-forth legal case, this latest […]


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. There are new rules in place now […]


12 January 2018

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 […]


13 December 2017

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY – Airgas Refrigerants, Inc., announced today that it has changed its name to ASPEN Refrigerants, Inc. (ARI). ARI was recently acquired by Hudson Technologies, and will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary.  ARI is a leading refrigerant distributor and EPA-certified reclaimer in the U.S.  ARI distributes, reclaims and packages refrigerant gases for a […]


5 December 2017

Airgas Refrigerants, Inc., purchased in October 2017, is now ASPEN Refrigerants, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hudson Technologies, Inc. The new name was chosen because the ASPEN Refrigerants brand has had a strong presence in the refrigerants industry for a decade. It was distributed by Airgas Refrigerants, along with refrigerants from Arkema, Chemours, Honeywell and Mexichem […]