EPA approves low gwp GWP HFCs

The EPA has announced that low GWP alternative refrigerants R450A, R448A, R513A and R449A are to be approved for use.

The decision, announced yesterday alongside the EPA announcement to ban certain high GWP refrigerants from 2017, sees R450A being cleared for use in new vending machines and R448A, R513A and R449A being SNAP-listed for use in certain refrigeration and air conditioning applications. In addition, the low GWP foam-blowing agent HFO1336mzz(Z) will also be approved …

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