BOC freezes out HCFCs

Cozier, Muriel
September 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;9/11/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 34, p33
Trade Publication
The article provides information on a campaign started by BOC to raise the level of uptake for alternatives to hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) in the refrigeration market of Great Britain. A European ban on the use of HCFC when servicing refrigeration and air-conditioning systems is looming, and BOC promotes the need to improve the rate at which contractors and end-users adopt more friendly alternatives. The cost of switching has led to some resistance in the early adoption of HCFC alternatives.


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