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Declaration by the European Commission

“At the TCMV, the Commission explained the state of play of implementation of Directive 2006/40/EC on mobile air conditioning (MAC), which will enter into force, in all its effects, on 1 January 2013. This Directive bans, de facto, the use of current refrigerant R134a in newly type-approved vehicles because of its impact on Climate Change (global warming potential (GWP) of … Continue reading



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December 2012
Declaration by the European Commission

“At the TCMV, the Commission explained the state of play of implementation of Directive 2006/40/EC on mobile air conditioning (MAC), which will enter into force, in all its effects, on 1 January 2013. This Directive bans, de facto, the use of current refrigerant R134a in newly type-approved vehicles because of its impact on Climate Change (global warming potential (GWP) of … Continue reading

July 2012
Auto Service Praxis Article

German magazine “Auto Service Praxis” covers international car companies’ response to delivery of HFO-1234yf.

March 2012
Autofachmann Article

The special interest magazine “autofachmann” reports HFO-1234yf is safe.

February 2012
Coming to Your Car Air Conditioner: HFO-1234yf – ABC News

Coming to Your Car Air Conditioner: HFO-1234yf

February 2012
EPA Approves New Coolant for Car Air Conditioning Systems

EPA Approves New Coolant for Car Air Conditioning Systems

February 2012
Cadillac XTS first U.S. car with R-1234yf A/C

Cadillac XTS will be the first U.S. car with an R-1234yf air-conditioning system.

December 2011
Fireworkers Magazine

The German Association of voluntary fireworkers: the refrigerant Solstice® yf is not an additional risk.

November 2011
Auto Service Praxis Article

German special interest magazine “Auto Service Praxis” reports on the filling of a car air conditioner with HFO-1234yf.

June 2011
The German Fireworkers Associations position on safety standards of refrigerant HFO-1234yf

In conversations with the VDA, Members of the German Fireworkers’ Association could gain insight and are now convinced that the new refrigerant R 1234yf has the same safety standards as R 134a.

February 2010
Honeywell and BAM refute risky HFO-1234yf claims

Tests by third-party global experts in automobile safety have concluded that the use of HFO-1234yf does not pose a significant flammability risk.

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