2017 Refrigerant Pricing Predictions

Well ladies and gentlemen it’s that time of year again. The time of year when a cold wind blows, the temperature doesn’t rise above thirty degrees, and snow flurries fall from the sky. What better time than now than to talk about refrigerant? It’s the slowest point in the season and it seems that when … Read more

How Will Donald Trump Effect the US Refrigerant Market?

Donald Trump's Affect on the Refrigerant Industry

Regardless of your politics last month’s election was definitely a surprise. Obviously, the election of Donald Trump will have a profound impact on the country and the rest of the world. The question I ask to you is what kind of impact will he have on the United States’ refrigerant market? Now, we all know … Read more

How Much Is Refrigerant Per Pound in 2017?

2017 Price Per Pound Refrigerant

Hello ladies and gentlemen! It looks like another year is passing us by again and with another year comes a whole other set of possibilities. As I write this article it is twenty odd something degrees outside and we’re expecting some snow in Kansas City tomorrow. Some may say it’s a funny time to write … Read more

India Expected to Rule in Favor of Antidumping on R-134a

It was announced yesterday that the government of India will be likely to impose anti-dumping measures on Chinese imported R-134a refrigerant. The proposed tariff would be $1.22 per kilogram of refrigerant brought in, or for us Americans an additional $00.55 per pound on 134a Chinese imports. The goal of adding tariffs to the imported Chinese … Read more

R-134a 2016 Pricing Predictions

It’s already approaching the end of April and the first days of summer will be coming before we know it. The question on everyone’s mind, or at least on my mind, is what will the pricing on R-134a refrigerant do this year? How does the pricing compare to last year? Is it going to jump … Read more

Fact Sheet on DuPont’s Opteon YF HFO

I came across this link today from DuPont’s website and thought I would share. It provides a fact sheet on DuPont’s newly announced Opteon brand for automotive applications. This is the new HFO 1234YF refrigerant that has a very low Global Warming Potential. As it stands today 1234YF will be the refrigerant of the future … Read more

MexiChem Appeals Trade Commission on R-134a Tariffs

I can’t say that I am surprised by this. Most people saw this coming when the international trade commission ruled against MexiChem in the anti-dumping lawsuit on Chinese R-134a in November of 2014.  The reader’s digest version of the lawsuit is that MexiChem is claiming that the Chinese R-134a Refrigerant that is being imported to … Read more

DuPont & HoneyWell Preparing for the Rise of 1234YF

HoneyWell & DuPont Teamup on 1234YF

1234YF‘s time has finally come. In 2014 an estimated three million cars on the road are now taking 1234YF refrigerant. In 2015 that number is predicted to climb to seven million. All but one auto manufacturer have switched over from R-134a. R134a has not been banned in the United States, but it’s only a mater … Read more

Sneaking HFC Refrigerants into the Montreal Protocol

HFC Refrigerant being added to Montreal Protocol

The Montreal Protocol was a treaty signed way back in 1989 by numerous countries in an attempt to slow down and eventually stop the hole that was forming in the O-Zone layer. It’s main objective was to eliminate the amount of Chlorine and Bromine being released into the atmosphere. This was done by coordinating world … Read more

North America’s Amendment on HFCs

North America Refrigerant Phase Out

In May of 2014 Mexico, Canada, and North America submitted an amendment request on the Montreal Protocol.  The amendment suggested the phase down and eventual phase out of HFC refrigerants for all nations that had signed the Montreal Protocol. The Montreal Protocol is an international treaty that went into effect in January 1st, 1989. The … 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

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

R-134A Refrigerant

Bulk Purchasing Interested in bulk purchasing? Are you looking at purchasing one pallet, two, three, or even a trailerload? Visit our bulk purchasing page for more details! R-134a Product Details Just as R-22 was phased out residential and commercial units R-12 freon was phased out of the automotive market. R-134A is it’s replacement. R-134A has … Read more