Wholesale fruit distributor Ortolan is using Honeywell's Solstice L40X (R-455A) refrigerant in its new storage warehouse in Marmande, southwest France.
The application of Solstice L40X enables Ortolan to meet strict F-Gas environmental regulations and delivers the performance it requires at the lowest possible global warming potential (GWP), supporting the company’s environmental vision for the site.
A significant number of European retail professionals who responded to a survey by Emerson said they were unaware of upcoming regulatory changes related to the phase down of HFCs as refrigerants.
The study showed that the retail industry was lagging behind schedule due to a lack of clarity in regulatory changes and replacement technologies available, with 40 per cent of respondents unaware of the changes and nearly half (44 per cent) either yet to make the shift, or unsure. However, 81 per cent of respondents viewed the shift from HFCs to natural refrigerants as a positive change.