New Refrigerant Fluorinated Gas 1234yf

  • Author: ChemistryViews
  • Published: 08 September 2013
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
  • Source / Publisher: Arkema
thumbnail image: New Refrigerant Fluorinated Gas 1234yf

Arkema has announced that the anticipated start-up of its production plant for low-global-warming-potential (LGWP) refrigerant gas, 1234yf, is in 2016.

The EU Mobile Air Conditioning Directive bans the use of refrigerants with a Global Warming Potential greater than 150 in new type-approved vehicles manufactured as of January 2013 and in all new vehicles sold in Europe as of January, 2017. Studies conducted by the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) have re-confirmed the safe use of 1234yf or 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene, effectively reinforcing the EC’s Directive calling for the phase out of the current refrigerant, 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane or R-134a.

Article Views: 3189

Sign in Area

Please sign in below

Additional Sign In options

Please note that to comment on an article you must be registered and logged in.
Registration is for free, you may already be registered to receive, e.g., the newsletter. When you register on this website, please ensure you view our terms and conditions. All comments are subject to moderation.

Article Comments - To add a comment please sign in

If you would like to reuse any content, in print or online, from, please contact us first for permission and consult our permission guidance prior to making your request

Follow on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on YouTube Follow on LinkedIn Follow on Instagram RSS Sign up for newsletters

Magazine of Chemistry Europe (16 European Chemical Societies) published by Wiley-VCH