31 October 2017

In August, the Chemours Company expressed its disappointment with the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit regarding EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program Rule 20. In that decision, a federal court ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cannot require companies to replace potent heat-trapping chemicals with other substances. In late September, refrigerants […]

30 October 2017

Under regulation 40 CFR, part 82 Subpart F, Section 608 of the Clean Air Act, EPA has mandated that the purchase of ozone-depleting substances used as refrigerants is restricted to technicians certified under section 608 or 609 technician certification programs. This new requirement begins January 1, 2018 and will apply to most substitute refrigerants, including […]

13 October 2017

Airgas, an Air Liquide company and a leading U.S. supplier of industrial gases, welding technologies, and safety products, today completed the sale of Airgas-Refrigerants, Inc., its subsidiary specializing in the distribution, packaging and reclamation of refrigerant gases, to Hudson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HDSN). The sale of this Airgas subsidiary is reflective of Airgas’ focus on […]

10 October 2017

October 10, 2017 PEARL RIVER, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hudson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDSN) (“Hudson”) today announced the closing of its acquisition of Airgas Refrigerants, Inc. (“ARI”), a subsidiary of Airgas, Inc., an Air Liquide company and leading U.S. supplier of industrial gases. The transaction is valued on a gross basis at approximately $220 million. ARI is a leading […]

1 August 2017

This summer, Airgas Refrigerants introduced a new marketing campaign promoting reclamation through ReKlaim Collection Centers. For wholesalers or supply house operators, being a ReKlaim Collection Center provides contractors a trusted reclamation partner for returning used refrigerants.  Dropping off used refrigerants brings contractors into ReKlaim Collection Centers, affording them the opportunity to shop for other HVACR […]

27 July 2017

Paul Huzyak is the new Vice President of Operations for Airgas Refrigerants. Based in Atlanta, Paul is responsible for the production and reclamation processes, safety, training, personnel, maintenance and other operational areas that are necessary for Airgas Refrigerants to deliver high quality products and maintain the high level of customer satisfaction that Airgas customers expect. […]

6 July 2017

Following U. S. President Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, both AHRI and ASHRAE released statements on energy efficiency, environmental stewardship and reduction of the environmental impact of buildings. AHRI stated that energy efficiency and environmental stewardship will remain priorities for the […]

12 June 2017

The two largest U.S. producers of HFO 1234yf, Honeywell and Chemours, are both increasing manufacturing capacity of this eco-friendly replacement for R-134a. Airgas Refrigerants stocks HFO-1234yf. Honeywell announced the opening of its $300 million Solstice® 1234yf plant in Geismar, La., May 12, 2017. The company’s press release states that Honeywell has created a central hub […]

12 April 2017

Airgas Refrigerants has begun painting returnable cylinders light gray (RAL 704) in accordance with AHRI Guideline N, the “Assignment of Refrigerant Container Colors.” By 2020, all refrigerant cylinders will be painted RAL 704 light gray with labels identifying the refrigerant inside and with an additional warning label if the refrigerant is flammable. To inform customers, […]

3 April 2017

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by imports of R-134a from China.  The U.S. Department of Commerce has determined that imported R-134a from China is being sold in the United States at less than fair value. As a result of the USITC’s determination, the Commerce Department […]