US R22 smuggler fined $250,000

A man who smuggled 2,300 cylinders of ozone-depleting HCFC refrigerant R22 into the US has been fined $250,000. Faiz Abdallahi (56) pleaded guilty in October 2021 […]

Daikin targets further acquisitions

Backed by a war chest of JPY600bn ($5.2bn), Daikin is reported to be considering the acquisition of European heat pumps sales and service companies and refrigerated […]

Cooling Matters is WRD theme for 2022

This year’s World Refrigeration Day on June 26 will take the theme Cooling Matters in an effort to raise public awareness of the essential benefits of […]

Italy passes law to implement Kigali Amendment

The Italian government has passed the law to ratify and implement the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase down HFC refrigerants. The law, published […]

Honeywell announces non-flammable refrigerant under 150 GWP

Honeywell has announced a new non-flammable refrigerant for medium temperature commercial refrigeration applications with a GWP of less than 150. The arrival of R471A, which Honeywell […]

A-Gas breaks into Japanese refrigerant reclamation market

British company A-Gas has broken into the Japanese refrigerant reclamation market with the acquisition of Tokyo-based FUSO Co Ltd. A-Gas says that the Japanese market has […]

China wins Olympic honour for “green” refrigeration

CHINA: Of the nine ice rink venues at the forthcoming Olympic and Paralympic winter games, five are using CO2 refrigeration systems and four using R449A. According […]

Europe sees price rises for R134a

European refrigerant gas producer prices continued to rise in Q3 of 2021, with R134a particularly affected. The latest European refrigerant price monitoring survey for Q1 2021 […]

India imposes duties on Chinese R32 and AC blends

The Indian government has imposed anti-dumping duties on the import of Chinese R32 and HFC refrigerant blends R410A and R407C. India claims the refrigerants have been […]

Honeywell wins latest battle for R1234yf

Honeywell has won the latest round in a continuing series of court battles between refrigerant manufacturers over the automotive air conditioning gas R1234yf. In the latest […]

Europe proposes 6-years jail for F-gas breaches

The European Commission is proposing new levels of fines and a maximum term of imprisonment of at least six years for breaches of the F-gas regulations. […]

HARDI files lawsuit over US disposable cylinder ban

HARDI, the US HVACR wholesalers association, is going to court in an effort to overturn the new US ban on non-refillable, disposable cylinders. HARDI is joined […]