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EPA Rules Target Refrigerants’ Emissions

The EPA yesterday announced several new actions that aim to curb emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning. The agency proposed a rule that would improve the way refrigerant is sold, handled, recovered and recycled. The proposal would strengthen the existing requirements for handling … Read more »

Chemours Commercializes Low Global Warming Potential Refrigerants

Chemours’ two Opteon refrigerants with low global warming potential (GWP) are now commercially available in the US. These chemicals are the first in a portfolio of low GWP stationary refrigerants that the company says it will introduce to the US in the next few years. The EPA recently approved these … Read more »

EPA Approves New Climate-Friendly Refrigerants

The EPA has approved new refrigerants used in various kinds of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment that offer better climate protection without harming the ozone layer. Under the authority of the Clean Air Act, the agency’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program evaluates substitute chemicals and technologies that are safe … Read more »

EPA Approves DuPont’s Low Global Warming Potential Foam

DuPont Fluorochemicals’ Formacel 1100 has received approval from the EPA under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program for use as a foam expansion agent or blowing agent. The purpose of the SNAP Program is to allow a safe, smooth transition away from ozone-depleting compounds by identifying substitutes that offer lower … Read more »

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World’s Largest Appliance Manufacturer to Use Honeywell’s Insulating Material

Haier, the world’s largest appliance manufacturer, will adopt Honeywell’s new low-global-warming-potential Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent in China to help insulate and increase the energy efficiency of its refrigerators. Blowing agents such as Solstice LBA allow closed-cell polyurethane foam insulation to expand and provide the majority of the foam’s insulating properties. … Read more »

EPA Proposes Banning Some HFCs

The EPA has proposed banning some hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a class of potent greenhouse gases, in a move that the agency says would reduce GHG emissions by up to 42 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent by 2020. The HFCs and HFC-containing blends affected by the proposal are used in … Read more »

Climate-Friendly Refrigerants Approval Proposed

The EPA is proposing to increase the options for refrigerants in the US that offer better climate protection without harming the ozone layer. This is the agency’s first action that addresses refrigerants under the Climate Action Plan, which calls on the EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program to identify … Read more »

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Whirlpool Partners with Honeywell on Low-Global-Warming Insulation

Whirlpool is using Honeywell’s low-global-warming potential (GWP) foam blowing agent in insulation in its US-made refrigerators and freezers. The GWP of Honeywell’s Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent is 99 percent lower than 245fa, the most common foam blowing agent widely used within the US industry. Honeywell’s foam blowing agent has a GWP … Read more »