, chlorofluorocarbons, carbon tetrachloride, and methyl chloroform are important human-produced ozone-depleting gases that have been used in many applications including refrigeration, air conditioning, foam blowing, cleaning of electronics components and as solvents.
The report broadly segments the market for foam blowing agents based on product type as: Hydrocarbons (HC), Hydrochlorofluorocarbons
(HCFC), Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), and others (hydrazine, azodicarbonamide, CO2, and water).
Environmentalists, climatologists, earth scientists and meteorologists have strongly stressed the need for eliminating the hydrochlorofluorocarbons
, or HCFCs, a greenhouse gas that are damaging the ozone, and this can done only if industrialist and manufacturers of refrigerators and air conditioners play their active part to phase out the use of HCFC in their compressors.
It also aims to transfer environment-friendly technology into the Kingdom, the minister added, noting the national strategy for phasing out hydrochlorofluorocarbons
(HCFC), which cause ozone depletion.
Qatar's total consumption of ozone depleting substances surged 43% to 2,027 metric tonnes (MT) in 2010 mainly due to a three-fold rise in hydrochlorofluorocarbons
(HCFC), official figures show.
Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon Paje said the government has decided to set a limit on the import of hydrochlorofluorocarbons
(HCFCs), a group of ozone depleting substances (ODS), starting 2013.
MEPs ask the Commission to prepare a revision of regulations on fluorinated gases and to make proposals to reduce without delay the production and consumption of hydrochlorofluorocarbons
(HCFCs) and to recover and destroy stratospheric ozone-depleting GHGs in discarded products and equipment.
lt;p>The State Department said the three countries believed the Montreal Protocol, which regulates hydrochlorofluorocarbons
(HCFCs) blamed for depleting the ozone layer, could also help phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in cooling equipment, which are expected to increase sharply in coming years.
Delhaize has also set a goal of zero emissions from refrigerants by 2020 and is switching from the use of chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons
to ozone-friendly hydrofluorocarbons throughout its operating companies.
Utilizing thermo-electronic technology, it eliminates the need for ozone-destroying chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons
DuPont is advocating acceleration of the phase-out of hydrochlorofluorocarbons
(HCFCs)--which are used in commercial refrigeration equipment--play a role in depleting the ozone layer, the United States is phasing out their consumption by first limiting and then ending their production and import.