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European REACH proposals could hit HFC and HFO refrigerants

On July 15, five European member states, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Denmark, published their intention to submit a joint restriction proposal under the European REACH regulations for per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) by July 2022. This proposal includes any substance that has a CF2 group or a CF3 group – properties shared by HFC and HFO refrigerants.