The EFCTC hosted a webinar on illegal HFC trade, where Oxera Consulting LLP and EFCTC revealed new data showing that the illegal trade could represent up to 34 million tonnes CO2 equivalent (eqT) – or 33% of the legally allowed quota. The recording of the webinar is available online. See link below.
ARKEMA is engaged in the fight against illegal imports of HFCs (hydrofluorocarbon gases) into the EU. As a member of the European FluoroCarbons Technical Committee (EFCTC), we have just launched a microsite to help raise awareness of the issue and provide actionable solutions. Visit www.stopillegalcooling.eu to learn more! The site provides information to the value chain and other interested parties about how to take action against to stop illegal trade. The intended audience for the microsite is the entire value chain – from manufacturers, traders and distributors to end users and public authorities of the enforcement and regulation side. The microsite is available in 5 languages (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish).
Arkema will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of its Forane® brand at this year’s AHR Expo in Orlando in February. Arkema Inc. has been manufacturing in the U.S. for over 70 years, bringing high quality products to the HVACR market.
On January 23, 2020, Arkema Inc. filed a petition seeking relief under U.S. antidumping duty laws from unfairly traded imports of R-32 from China. The petition alleges that imports of R-32 from China are sold at less than fair value, causing material injury to the U.S. R-32 industry, and threatening to continue doing so if left unchecked.
With the EU F-Gas Regulation and HFC phase down, the pressure on HFCs, particularly when they have a high GWP, has considerably increased. Refrigerants have become precious goods. They are essential for the safe and reliable operation of your business – just as medicine can be essential for your life. Therefore, you cannot afford to take any risk. Visit the EFCTC site for more information.