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Fluorocarbons are used as feedstocks, as refrigerants, as solvents and as blowing agents for insulation plastic foams. The Sector Group’s main objective is to monitor the constantly changing legislation related to HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons), PFCs (perfluorinated carbons) and SF6 (sulphur hexafluoride), CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons), HCFCs (hydrochlorofluorocarbons), in the EU and at global level.

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  • N° 27

    EFCTC Factsheet on published refrigerant-related accidents

    Alternative refrigerants or HFCs: an obvious choice?

    The refrigeration and air-conditioning industry selects refrigerants on the basis of a number of criteria which include safety, energy efficiency and environmental impact. Fluorocarbons are often perceived as environmentally unfriendly due to their relatively high global warming potential values.

    03 Dec 2013 | Download (PDF, )
  • N° 28

    Radiative Forcing of Well Mixed Greenhouse Gases

    Massive growth in HFCs is not considered likely in the IPCC Scenarios
    The Fifth Assessment Report of Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is available on the internet at Parts of this wide ranging study cover the climate change impacts from historical and anticipated releases of greenhouse gases

    29 Oct 2015 | Download (PDF, 550.76 kB)
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