European Union Moving Towards Phaseout of HFCs

EU Phasing out HFCs

It seems that the Europeans Union does everything  first before the United States lately. Up until about five years ago nobody in America had heard of Diesel Exhaust Fluid for diesel applications.  Europe had been using Diesel Exhaust Fluid for years and it finally came to America due to government mandate. Why am I bringing … Read more

Is Brand Important?

HoneyWell & DuPont Teamup on 1234YF

Does Brand Matter When Buying Refrigerants? It really depends on who you talk to in the industry. Some swear by American Made Refrigerant only, others are all about price and say that there is little or no difference in the foreign products. You always hear about people who will only buy American Made products but … Read more

What is the Future of R-134A?

The future of R-134A is anything but certain. There have been a lot of changes towards R-134A in 2014 and there are many more to come in 2015. Mexi-Chem and Their Law-Suit Towards the end of 2013 a refrigerant manufacturing company called Mexi-Chem filed a law-suit under the International Trade Commission.  The suit was filed … Read more

Tariffs on Chinese Imported R-134A Refrigerant

There was a decision today made on MexiChem’s case of anti-dumping on R-134A Refrigerant by the International Trade Commission. The gist of MexiChem’s case is that the Chinese Refrigerant is being imported in such quantity and at such a low price that it prevents American companies from competing. They filed a lawsuit to the ITC … Read more

Phaseout of R-22 Refrigerant

25 years Montreal Protocol

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its final phase down schedule regarding production and importation of HCFC-22 refrigerant. It calls for an immediate drop come this Jan. 1 from 51 million pounds allowed in 2014 to 22 million pounds in 2015. After that, 18 million pounds of new and imported R-22 will be … Read more

Obama Pushing Phase-Out of R-134A

First and foremost, I’m going to try and keep Politics out of this. It doesn’t matter how I feel about this administration. The changes coming are going to affect the Refrigerant industry significantly. Today it was announced by the Obama administration that they are going to be pushing for the phase-out of R-134A Refrigerant. R-134A … Read more

Bulk Purchasing now has the option available for bulk purchasing of your Refrigerant. Are you looking for a pallet of Refrigerant, a few pallets, or even a trailer-load? Well we can help you out! Just visit our Bulk Purchasing page by click here. All you have to do is fill out a form with what you … Read more

What is R-12 Refrigerant?

R-12 Refrigerant is the original Refrigerant. At one point in time it was used for everything including home air conditioning units, automobiles, and refrigerators. It was invented by a partnership of DuPont and General Motors back in the 1920s and was being used as the primary type of Refrigerant for home units until the 1950s. … Read more

What is R-22 Refrigerant?

Up until recently R-22 Refrigerant was the most common type of refrigerant for home and commercial air-conditioning units. Do you have an air-conditioning unit made before 2010? If so, it takes R-22. Its popularity took off in the 1950s when it replaced R-12 Refrigerant for home and commercial use. As of January 1st, 2010 no … Read more

Phaseout of R-22 Refrigerant

In case you haven’t heard R-22 Refrigerant is slowly being phased out by the Environmental Protection Agency in compliance with the Montreal Protocol. This is a big deal. R-22 Refrigerant has been the standard Refrigerant for all home/commercial HVAC units, refrigerators, and grocery store freezers since the 1950s. R-22’s replacement R-410A is the Refrigerant of … Read more

Montreal Protocol

25 years Montreal Protocol

The Montreal Protocol is an international treaty that went into effect in January 1st, 1989. The main goal of the protocol is to slow down and to eventually stop the damage to the O-Zone layer that various chemicals were causing. It has been revised numbers times over the years to accommodate for new technologies and … Read more

What Kind of Refrigerant Do I Need?

There are many types of Refrigerant available and it can be rather confusing as to what type of Refrigerant your home HVAC or your vehicle takes. There are four major kinds of refrigerant today. You have your R-410A and your R-22 for your home/commercial units. You also have your R-134A and your R-12 refrigerants for your vehicles. … Read more

Refrigerant – When to Buy & How to Buy

I’ve been on the wholesale side of the Refrigerant industry for over seven years now and I’ve learned when to buy and how to buy. When to Buy? First thing is first, if you’re looking to buy refrigerant by the pallet you have to know when to buy. If you are in a position where … Read more

History of DuPont

DuPont Refrigerant

Hello all, I thought I would do a brief history of DuPont, the company that invented and patented the name ‘Refrigerant.’ This will be a learning experience for me as well as I do not know too much about the company. Most of the information found in this blog is either from their Wikipedia page … Read more

How do I Become Certified to Handle Refrigerants?

608 & 609 EPA Certifications

In order to be qualified to handle refrigerants you need to pass a test by the Environmental Protection Agency on either 608 or 609 certification. There are different types of certifications to consider as well: 608 Type I Certification – Can only work on Small Appliance (5lbs or less of refrigerant) 608 Type II Certification … Read more

How to Store Your Refrigerants

Refrigerants are a hazardous gas and storage of refrigerant should not be taken lightly. No matter if you have R-134A, R-410A, R-22, or any other kind of refrigerant you need to take the proper steps and precautions. Below are a few key points to remember when storing your Refrigerant: Ensure that all your cylinders be stored … Read more