HCFCs (hydrochlorofluorocarbons) are the second generation of fluorine based gases, the original replacements for CFCs. These products, which include R22, R123, R401A, R401B, R402A, R402B, R408A, and R409A, are categorised as having medium ODP (Ozone Depletion Potential) and medium to high GWP (Global Warming Potential).
As HCFCs contribute both to ozone depletion and global warming, the use of HCFCs has been phased out as part of global legislation, such as the Montreal Protocol. In the EU, the use of virgin HCFCs was phased out in January 2010. The use of reclaimed or recycled HCFCs was phased out in January 2015.
We sell a wide range of HCFC retrofit products and in a variety of packages, including cylinders, drum tanks and bulk supplies. We also support the transition away from the use of ozone-depleting products and can offer advice on alternative products, such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and natural refrigerants, which have a lower impact on the environment.