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2014-09-16 12:21:09

Expanded capacity to produce new low-global-warming materials driving reductions, with support from proposed regulations; announcement made at White House event MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it will increase production of its low-global-warming-potential (GWP) refrigerants, insulation materials, aerosols and solvents, and, prior to 2020, will drive a 50 percent reduction in its annual production of high-GWP...

2014-07-31 12:28:49

Delivering novel fluorination tools for drug and material development SAN FRANCISCO, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Catylix, Inc. (Burbank, California) and Aspira Scientific (Milpitas, California) announced today the formation of a joint venture to develop and commercialize new fluorination products and related chemistry. Developing improved biologically active molecules has benefited from the use of substituents that are chemically stable, resistant to metabolism, and combine...

2014-07-10 23:03:47

Fluorocarbon Refrigerants can be segmented by Geographies, Companies, Applications and Ingredients. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market-report/fluorocarbon-refrigerants-reports-6093777763.html. (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Fluorocarbons are the most commonly used refrigerants. Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC), Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC), and Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) are the types of fluorochemicals commonly used as refrigerants. However, due to the relatively high ODPs and GWPs, CFC and HCFC...

2014-02-14 16:22:33

Measure Could Provide Global Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from HFCs ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy (Alliance) has offered its support for the negotiation of an amendment to the Montreal Protocol which would curtail the global growth of greenhouse gas emissions from hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Their statement of support was delivered at the US Stakeholder Meeting on 2014 HFC Activities under the...

Direct Evidence That Elemental Fluorine Occurs In Nature
2012-07-05 13:35:43

200-year long dispute over smelly mineral from Upper Palatinate resolved Fluorine is the most reactive of all chemical elements and calls for extremely careful handling. It is so aggressive that glass laboratory instruments cannot resist it and even bricks burn when exposed to fluorine gas. Yet elemental fluorine has numerous industrial applications including corrosion prevention or fuel tank diffusion barriers and it is used for the production of sulphur hexafluoride, which serves as...


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