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Predicting the Future of R-22 Reclamation

Company Leaders Comment on Reclamation’s Next Five Years
By Peter Powell
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To see where the sector is headed over the next five years, The NEWS collected comments from numerous companies involved in reclamation services. Here, in alphabetical order by company, is a collection of the responses.


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Canister Colors Help Identify, Classify HVAC Refrigerants

Labeling Virgin and Reclaimed HVAC Refrigerant Containers by Color Still Only Voluntary
By Peter Powell
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As a contractor, the simple takeaway is to read the label, know your colors, and know your suppliers.  


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EPA Proposes Final R-22 Phaseout Timeline

Target of 2020 Could Get Moved Up to 2018
By Peter Powell
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The proposal picks up on a previous timeline in production that allowed 62.8 million pounds of new R-22 in 2013 and 51 million pounds in 2014.


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Reclamation Looking for Jumpstart

By Peter Powell
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The reality is that in 2012, and thus far in 2013, few technicians and contractors are bringing R-22 back for reclamation despite an abundance of capacity at many reclamation facilities. 


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Dec. 5, 2012: A-Gas International Acquires RemTec and Coolgas, Expands Presence in U.S.

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A-Gas International, one of the world’s largest independent suppliers of refrigerants, environmental services, and specialty gases and chemicals, announced that it has acquired RemTec International, a leading refrigerant reclamation company, and Coolgas Inc., a leading independent supplier and distributor of refrigerants.


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ICOR Expands Reclaim Operation

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In response to the accelerated phaseout of HCFCs, Indianapolis-based refrigerant producer ICOR International has expanded its refrigerant reclamation operations.


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Winding Down a Complicated Year in Refrigerants

By Peter Powell
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It has been an interesting — and complicated — year when it comes to refrigerants. The year began with cutbacks in HCFC production. We had expected there to be about 90 million pounds of virgin R-22 in 2012, down a bit from 2011. But the EPA proposed at the most 80 million pounds and at the least 55 million.


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Making Reclamation More Efficient

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In anticipation of a greater reliance on reclamation, those providing such reclaim services have been looking at ways to serve contractor customers faster and more efficiently. An example is the announcement from Airgas Refrigerants Inc. of what it calls “a new approach and new technology for its reclamation business.”


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The Way You Recover R-22: Does It Save Time or Is It a Shortcut to Failure?

By David Callender
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Whether we like it or not, R-22 is going away, and technicians need to look at their best options and solutions to work with the phaseout. One option available to all competent service technicians is to recover and recycle refrigerant.


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