The European Parliament and Council have recently agreed to impose fluorinated gas
regulations (F-gas regulation) that put a steep phase out schedule for most fluorinated gases and place market prohibitions on several kinds of equipment.
The bill achieves its broad coverage through an upstream compliance mandate on petroleum and most fluorinated gas
producers and importers, and a downstream mandate on electric generators, industrial sources, and natural gas local distribution companies (LDCs).
The rest--28 in all--account for a reported 94% of fluorinated gas
With its dynamic R&D teams, leading commercial rankings, global recognition of its fluorinated gas
range under the brand name Forane[R], and industrial partnerships with key players in the refrigeration industry, Arkema has genuine assets to assist its customers, equipment manufacturers and distributors, in the air-conditioning and refrigeration sectors.
Molders enhance fluorination barrier several ways: by removing all oxygen from inside the parison with a nitrogen purge before blowing fluorinated nitrogen into the part; controlling mold temperatures; optimizing the amount of fluorine in the blowing gas, as well as hold time and pressure; repeating treatment as much as three times; or blowing with a pulsating movement of fluorinated gas
- Draft regulation of 7 November 2012 designed to strengthen these provisions to reduce fluorinated gas
emissions by two thirds of current levels by 2030 -aCOM(2012)643
They are covered by the Kyoto Protocol, so the reduction of fluorinated gas
emissions will help the EU achieve its targets under the protocol.
The main aim of this cooperation is to change the standard set by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) to comply with EU requirements with respect to minimum leakages of fluorinated gases used in cars' air conditioning systems on all cars sold after 2008 (new Regulation on fluorinated gas
emissions of January 31, 2006).
The EU could thus eliminate up to two thirds of today's fluorinated gas
emissions by 2030.