Halton will open a new US production unit of around 40,000 sq ft close to its existing plant in Kentucky. This will focus on the manufacture of air handling units, make-up air units and exhaust air pollution control systems for commercial kitchens.
This will allow the current plant, with a floor area of almost 86,000 sq ft, to focus on hood and air distribution solutions for commercial kitchens.
The EIA’s (Environmental Investigation Agency) Climate Campaign Lead, Avipsa Mahapatra, said:
“EIA welcomes this next step in a series of domestic actions to prepare the U.S. market for, and build a solid foundation toward, implementing a global phase down of HFCs.”
Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are proving to be more controversial than just the global warming they cause when leaked from air conditioning systems.
Here's a roundup of recent articles from the USA, UK and India discussing the controversial chemicals and what governments are doing about reducing HFCs.