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Controversy over R1234yf: EC confirms enforcement of MAC Directive by January 1, 2013

Despite the safety concerns expressed by Daimler and calls for an additional moratorium in the refrigerant transition schedule, the EC restated on December 20, 2012, that “the MAC Directive will be fully enforced as of January 1, 2013”
The announcement in September 2012 by Daimler, which  manufactures Mercedes-Benz cars, of its intention to continue to use R134a in its vehicles air-conditioning systems instead of R1234yf triggered many reactions.  This decision was based on the results of additional tests simulating a head-on coll...

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