Phasing out

Europe has adopted legislation to cut back on synthetic refrigerants. What does this mean for your business?

Phasing out synthetic refrigerants

Is your refrigeration or deep-freeze system running on a synthetic refrigerant? Then you too will be affected by new European regulations that focus on phasing out these refrigerants. The European Commission has passed legislation in this area aimed at: 

  • Cutting back the use of synthetic refrigerants by phasing out the production of these substances and even making them illegal in the long term. 
  • Cutting back on the number of leakages from refrigeration and deep-freeze systems that run on an F-gas by increasing the number of mandatory leakage inspections.

However necessary refrigeration is for your production process, the regulations for phasing out synthetic refrigerants also apply to you, regardless of the sector in which you operate. The Government is supervising the observance of this phasing out process. 

Our advice to you

We advise you to check whether your refrigeration or deep-freeze system uses synthetic refrigerants and which consequences this might have for the use of your system and its maintenance. For more information, visit our special website that deals with this subject: www.uitfaseren.nl (Dutch and German). 

Natural refrigerants

There are fortunately alternative solutions available, so the continuity of your business is not under threat. More and more companies are switching to a solution with natural refrigerants such as CO2, propane and ammonia.

This solution can benefit your company significantly. The benefits include a lower energy bill, which can lead to savings as high as 40 percent. You can also take advantage of attractive tax breaks for sustainable investments. In some cases, a solution with natural refrigerants helps to reduce loss of quality in the refrigerated or frozen product. Lastly, by using these solutions you are demonstrably helping to achieve a sustainable production chain. And that can be a very important factor for your customers or purchasers. 

How we can help you?

We would be happy to help your company adapt in good time to the new laws and regulations for phasing out synthetic refrigerants. We understand that an investment in a new refrigeration or deep-freeze system may not always be convenient for you. Where necessary, we can help you with funding and offer you attractive financing options. We believe wholeheartedly in the benefits of our technology both for the environment and for your business operations. We would be happy to help you tackle this problem.