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Increase in ozone destroying substances - but Montreal Protocol on track
: 08 November, 2014
Research from an international team of scientists has shown a recent increase in atmospheric hydrogen chloride (HCI), a substance linked to destruction of the ozone layer. It was anticipated that there would be a decline in HCI under the Montreal Protocol, the international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of ozone-depleting substances. The research was led by the University of Liège, Belgium, and involved scientists from Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, the UK, and the USA.
Refrigeration company welcomes F-gas Phase-down in Europe, relaxes hydrocarbon policy
Refrigerants : 23 February, 2014
On December 16 2013 the European Parliaments’ Environment Committee, Council and Commission agreed on a phase-down of F-gases. Specific sectors, such as commercial refrigeration and air-conditioning, will be restricted while remaining sectors for safety reasons will keep the opportunity to use F-gases. The new F-gas Regulation will ensure a 79% reduction in climate impact by 2030.
Toyota boycotts R1234yf coolant for air conditioning
Refrigerants : 29 August, 2013
For its Prius Plus, Lexus GS and GT86 models in Europe, Toyota is joining rival Daimler in sticking to the older coolant R134a, instead of following the EU mandate for the newer, more environmental friendly coolant R1234yf. A Toyota spokesman declined to say how many Toyota cars might be affected.
R32 - a step towards more environmentally friendly air conditioning systems and heat pumps
Refrigerants : 31 October, 2012
Danfoss is encouraging the further development and use of low-GWP refrigerants to help slow – and ultimately reverse – the process of global warming. A new class of mildly flammable refrigerant called A2L is one such development.
Cool decade
Refrigerants : 22 October, 2004
Honeywell marks 10th anniversary of selling refrigerants in Europe at the IKK 2004 trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany
Honeywell to build refrigerant manufacturing plant in China
Refrigerants : 14 October, 2004
New facility to support global air-conditioning and refrigeration industry and expand Honeywell presence in key China growth region.
Blowing agent to be used by UK roofing and cladding manufacturer
Blowing Agents : 10 September, 2004
Honeywell commences additional production for R-22 replacement refrigerants
Refrigerants : 18 March, 2003
Plant start-up designed to meet increased demand due to R-22 global phase-out.
Honeywell and Samsung Electronics announce AZ-20 refrigerant supply agreement
Refrigerants : 13 November, 2002
Global air-conditioning industry continues to migrate to Honeywell's patented replacement for ozone-depleting R-22 in new air conditioners.
Honeywell prepares for first shipments of commercially produced Enovate 3000 blowing agent
Blowing Agents : 30 August, 2002
Honeywell's Fluorine Products business has a new production facility for Enovate 3000 blowing agent (HFC-245fa) began commercial operation in early August, 2002. First shipments of commercial product will also begin in August.
Spray foam blowing agent for cold weather
Blowing Agents : 06 May, 2002
Honeywell and Demilec demonstrate excellent cold weather performance of new Heatlok spray foam system using Enovate 3000 (HFC-245fa) blowing agent.
Gaco Western and Honeywell successfully apply Enovate 3000 (HFC-245fa) spray foam system
Blowing Agents : 15 February, 2002
On October 30 and November 20, 2001, Gaco Western applied Enovate 3000 spray foam systems on two commercial facilities in Wisconsin.
Honeywell successfully tests Enovate 3000 (HFC-245fa)
Blowing Agents : 18 September, 2001
Honeywell Fluorine Products has successfully conducted 'real environment' application of an Enovate 3000 (HFC-245fa) spray foam system.
Honeywell's HFC-245fa Commercialisation on Track and Available in Semi-Commercial Quantities
Blowing Agents : 27 August, 2001
Honeywell Fluorine Products Europe is now making semi-commercial quantities of its next-generation blowing agent HFC-245fa available to the European foam industry for customer trials.
Fluorine products HFC-245fa plant, start up on track
Refrigerants : 27 August, 2001
Honeywell has announced that construction on its HFC-245fa manufacturing facility is on schedule for start-up July 1, 2002. On April 5, 2001 the company marked the groundbreaking of the facility with a customer event.
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