A-Gas authorised to reclaim patent protected refrigerants


03 October 2023

A-Gas is now authorised in the UK and Europe to process and return to the market reclaimed R448A and R449A lower global warming potential (GWP) fluorinated gases.

Chemours has announced a pilot programme to allow selected partners to reclaim two patent protected refrigerant blends containing both HFC and HFO components. R448A and R449A are non-flammable refrigerants used as a lower GWP replacement for R404A and R507 in existing equipment.

From its industry leading on-site refrigerant recovery services, Rapid Recovery, to its extensive fleet of dedicated recovery cylinders, A-Gas has all the options covered to ensure the maximum quantity of R-448A and R-449A can be recovered and then reclaimed for further use.

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The use of reclaimed refrigerant cuts down on the raw materials and emissions required to manufacture virgin refrigerant. A-Gas says it can help ensure the maximum quantity of R448A and R449A can be recovered and reclaimed for further use thanks to its onsite Rapid Recovery service and extensive fleet of dedicated recovery cylinders.

A-Gas Group Chief Executive Officer Jack Govers said: “We are delighted to support Chemours and the users of these refrigerants in creating an effective lifecycle refrigerant management (LRM) solution, and ensuring that the reclaimed refrigerant matches the equivalent specification and performance of virgin refrigerant.”

Chemours Thermal and Specialized Solutions President, Joe Martinko, said: “Chemours is committed to creating a better world through the power of our chemistry and that includes advancing circularity, which is uniquely possible with F-gases. Working with A-Gas enables the safe recovery, reclaim and reuse of R448A and R449A, maximising resource efficiency, reducing waste, and lowering emissions.”