Global trends and legislation for mobile air-conditioning (MAC) refrigerant gases are changing.
The Environmental Challenge
There has been a growing focus on environmental impacts of high global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants in the Mobile Air conditioning (MAC) sector with R134a having a GWP of 1430 creating direct greenhouse gas emissions that contributes to global warming.
Global and local legislation is changing. The European Union MAC directive (2006/40) to limit the GWP of MAC refrigerant gases in new cars from 2017, this means that the many of the automotive car manufacturers have already launched new car models in Australia using R1234yf which is the low GWP refrigerant of choice.
In Australia, the government has now legislated the HFC refrigerant gases phase down including R134a from January 1st 2018.
R1234yf is the next generation Hydro-fluoro olefin (HFO) refrigerant gas with GWP<1, that provides substantially lower direct greenhouse gas emissions than R134a systems.
Solstice® yf R1234yf, a product from Honeywell International Inc is now available exclusively from BOC, contact us today on 131 262 for all your automotive refrigerant needs.