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US to ban high-GWP refrigerants

A rule proposal by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides that all high-GWP HFCs, including R134a, R404A and R410A, will be banned in most new refrigeration equipment from January 1, 2025. 

The American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act was enacted in December 2020 and authorises the EPA to phase down the production and consumption of HFC refrigerants, maximise their reclamation and minimise releases from equipment, while facilitating the transition...

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