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November 24, 2014

International Trade Commission Ruling on Chinese Dumping Leaves Industry Asking Questions

Airgas has been approached by several members of the U.S. refrigerants industry with questions over the reversal last week of tariffs on Chinese refrigerant imports. In the same week that the International Trade Commission (ITC) rescinded

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November 6, 2014

EPA Announces Final Ruling on HCFC-22 Phase Out Allocations

The EPA announced October 16 its final ruling on HCFC allocations for the years 2015-2019, beginning an aggressive phase down schedule for production and importation of HCFC-22, commonly known as R-22...

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October 24, 2014

U.S. Dept. of Commerce Upholds Duties on Chinese Refrigerants

In October, the U.S. Department of Commerce confirmed that some refrigerant gases from China were sold beneath market rates and were produced with Chinese government subsidies..

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September 19, 2014

Prison time for Venting is a Step in the Right Direction

In August, a 35-year-old Columbus, Ohio, man pled guilty in federal court to violating the Clean Air Act. Martin C. Eldridge III was arrested by law enforcement officers...

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August 11, 2014

Airgas Buys and Sells Hard to Find Refrigerants

Airgas Refrigerants reminds customers that we are an EPA certified reclaimer and provider of a range of hard to find CFCs, HCFCs and HFCs. Airgas is especially seeking to buy recovered refrigerants such as R-11, R-12, R-22 and R-134a...

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August 1, 2014

FBI Launches Investigation into Unapproved Refrigerant Super-Freeze and Other Flammable Refrigerants

The FBI, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Criminal Investigation Division, and the U.S. Department of Transportation - Office of Inspector General are conducting an investigation into a flammable “refrigerant” sold as Super-Freeze 22a, Super-Freeze12a, Super-Freeze 134a, Enviro-Safe 22a, and Enviro-Safe R134a replacement.

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July 24, 2014

Airgas Named to 2014 Fortune 500 List of Largest U.S. Companies by Annual Revenue

Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), one of the nation's leading suppliers of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, and related products, today announced that it has been named to Fortune magazine's 2014 Fortune 500® list of the largest U.S. companies. The Fortune 500 list is an annual ranking...

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July 24, 2014

EPA Proposes New Regulations under Significant Alternatives Policy (SNAP)

On July 9, 2014 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released proposed regulation under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) to change to the SNAP status of a range of high global warming potential HFCs in mobile and stationary AC, as well as other applications...

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June 27, 2014

How is Your Refrigeration System? Suggestions from Airgas and Food Processing Magazine.

Fall and winter are the designated times for refrigeration maintenance. It’s summer now, and if you have industrial refrigeration systems, they’re under heavy load. This is an ideal time to take refrigerant, condenser vapor and oil samples to determine the condition of your systems...

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June 20, 2014

U.S. Department of Commerce Issues Preliminary Determination on Chinese R-134a Dumping

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) released its preliminary determination that Chinese companies have been dumping R-134a in the U.S. market, selling it at less than fair market value. The DOC determined that the R-134a has been sold in the United States at dumping margins ranging from 133.47 percent to 237.33 percent...

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June 3, 2014

Airgas Helps Mechanical Contractors with Refrigerant Returns

Responding to a market need for services, Airgas has begun an outreach program to mechanical contractors, offering service and buybacks of used refrigerant gases...

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April 16, 2014

Refrigerants Group Threatens to Sue EPA over HCFC Allocations

A Washington, D.C.-based consultancy representing refrigerant resellers and reclaimers and manufacturers of alternative refrigerants announced April 2 that it will file a lawsuit with the EPA by the close of a 60-day notice...

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April 14, 2014

Airgas Receives Two CGA Fleet Safety Awards for Cylinder and Bulk Vehicle Fleets

Airgas, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded two Fleet Safety Excellence Awards by the Compressed Gas Association (CGA), the U.S. industrial, specialty and medical gas industry’s standard-setting organization for the promotion of safety standards and safe practices. The first...

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April 14, 2014

International Trade Commission Investigates China for Possible R-134a Dumping

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has responded to a petition filed with the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) by Mexichem Fluor asking the U.S. government to impose sanctions against China for possible illegal hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-134a coming into the U.S. The ITC voted...

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April 9, 2014

Ken Beringer Comments in ACHR News on the Future of Reclamation

Airgas Senior Vice President Ken Beringer was among nine industry members asked by the ACHR NEWS to comment on the future of R-22 reclamation...

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January 20, 2014

Join Airgas Refrigerants at the AHR Expo Jan. 21-23 at the Javits Center

Visit with Airgas executives and our experienced sales team at the Airgas Booth (2114) on level 3 at the AHR Expo at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City January 21-23...

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January 20, 2014

Airgas Sr. VP of Sales and Purchasing Quoted in ACHR News

Jay Kestenbaum, senior vice president of sales and purchasing for Airgas Refrigerants, provided industry comment to the ACHR News reporter Peter Powell for an article on the EPA’s proposed final...

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December 13, 2013

EPA issues HCFC Allocation Proposed Rule for Phase Out of R-22

On December 5, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule with HCFC allocations for virgin production through 2019, when R-22 production will be phased out entirely. The proposed rule consists of several models,..

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December 13, 2013

Process and Return of Recovered Refrigerants Explained

The cooler months present an ideal time to service chillers and refrigeration systems. When you perform maintenance, remember that refrigerants at AHRI-700-2011 specifications will reduce system operational costs...

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November 20, 2013

ARI Enjoys a Successful Comfortech Meeting

Airgas Refrigerants enjoyed a successful Comfortech Meeting, the National HVACR, Hydronics and Plumbing Seminar and Product Showcase in Philadelphia. More than 1,400 attendees...

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October 17, 2013

The President’s Climate Action Plan, which includes curbing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the section of Reducing Other Greenhouse Gas Emissions, provides incentives to encourage automakers...

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September 2, 2013

See Airgas Refrigerants at Comfortech Sept. 18-20 in Philadelphia

Airgas Refrigerants will exhibit at Comfortech at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia from September 18-20. Sponsored by Contracting Business and Contractor Magazine, Comfortech is...

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August 6, 2013

Airgas Announces Leadership Changes in South Region and Airgas Refrigerants

RADNOR, PA - August 2, 2013 - Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG) today announced that Kevin M. McBride has been named President - Airgas South Region, and Emmanuel Dupree has been named President - Airgas Refrigerants, Inc. ...

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July 31, 2013

Airgas Reaffirms EPA Warning Against Propane and Unauthorized Refrigerants in Residential Systems

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a press release warning manufacturers and sellers, homeowners, home improvement contractors and air conditioning technicians of safety hazards regarding the use of propane and other unapproved refrigerants in residential air conditioning systems. Airgas Refrigerants, as well as some refrigerant manufacturers, are reiterating this warning due to

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July 15, 2013

10 Summer Season Refrigeration Tips for Contractors

Airgas has prepared a list of 10 tips to help contractors play it safe and make the most of the hot summer months.

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July 15, 2013

Airgas Refrigerants Announces Cylinder Recertification Services

Airgas Refrigerants has opened a cylinder recertification facility at its location in Smyrna, GA. The company received approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to recertify low pressure cylinders manufactured to a 4B series DOT specification such as 4B, 4BA and 4BW.

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June 12, 2013

Unusual Spring Weather Brings AC Season Surprises

The air conditioning and refrigeration season started off extremely slow through much of the United States with April and May having some of the coolest weather recorded in many areas. However, the last days of May and the first few days of June brought a major change...

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May 23, 2013

Airgas Refrigerants Opens Nearly 100,000 Square Feet of Distribution Space

Continuing a high standard of efficiency and operational excellence, Airgas Refrigerants recently opened two distribution centers comprising nearly 100,000 square feet. The locations are in Smyrna, near Atlanta (52,000 SF) and Garland, a Dallas suburb (42,000 SF). Both are designated...

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April 17, 2013

Airgas Refrigerants Inc. senior vice president Ken Beringer was quoted in an April 8th ACHR News article on the state of refrigerant reclamation titled “Reclamation Looking for Jumpstart.” The article notes...

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April 11, 2013

EPA Finalizes HCFC Allocation Rule Through 2014

Acting EPA Administrator Bob Perciasepe signed the final HCFC Allocation Rule for virgin R-22 covering 2012-2014, setting the total industry-wide allocation for 2013 at approximately 63 million lbs. and 51 million pounds for 2014. The EPA will continue to...

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March 5, 2013

Airgas Refrigerants Q and A Topics at AHR Expo - Will there be an R-22 Shortage this Year?

Airgas Refrigerants' Jay Kestenbaum takes on questions about R-22 shortages, refrigerant reclamation and why you should consider your refrigerant's source.

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February 13, 2013

EPA Issues No Action Assurance Letter Allowing Manufacture of R-22

In early January 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a No Action Assurance Letter to manufacturers and importers of R-22, allowing for the consumption, production and importation of R-22.

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January 25, 2013

Visit Airgas Refrigerants at booth 671 at AHR Expo Jan. 28-30, 2013

Airgas Refrigerants comes to Dallas Jan 28-30 for the International Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Expo (AHR Expo) and ASHRAE conference at the Dallas Convention Center. Come visit Airgas at Booth 671 to

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January 25, 2013

Airgas Wants Your Used Refrigerants

Isn’t it great to get top-dollar for your used gas? Airgas Refrigerants wants your used refrigerants, and we pay the highest buyback prices in the industry for all used refrigerants.

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October 12, 2012

Airgas Refrigerants will Exhibit at the AHR Expo in Dallas, TX January 28-30, 2013

Airgas Refrigerants will again exhibit at the AHR Expo. The upcoming 2013 show will be held at the Dallas Convertion Center in Dallas, TX, January 28-30, 2013. Visit the Airgas Refrigerants team at the our booth # 671.

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August 27, 2012

The Air Conditioning and Refrigeration News reports on Airgas Refrigatron technology

While awareness of the need for refrigerant reclamation seems strong, the numbers prove that widespread adoption of reclamation has not yet taken root. The United States Environmental Protection Agency put HCFC-22 reclamation at 8.3 million pounds last year, about 10 percent of the 80 million pounds on virgin refrigerant then available.

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July 26, 2012

Airgas Refrigatron System Makes Refrigerant Reclamation Faster, Safer and more Cost-effective

RADNOR, PA - July 26, 2012 - Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG) today introduced its new Airgas Refrigatron™ system for large-scale reclamation of used refrigerant gases. Refrigatron technology assures that Airgas properly identifies the contents of returned refrigerant gas cylinders, enabling the company to pay HVAC contractors the highest price for used gases, while delivering efficiencies that make the reclamation process less labor intensive, safer and more cost-effective

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