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European PFAS laws may kill R1234yf before it reaches widespread uptake Down Under

Just as the adoption of R1234yf is slowly gaining traction in Australasia after car-makers dragged the chain for far too long, the ultra-low global warming potential refrigerant could be banned due to its classification as a PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance).

Automotive technician holding refrigerant gauges

Known as ‘forever chemicals’, PFAS – found in many everyday products including refrigerants – are facing bans in Europe and elsewhere over environmental and health concerns.

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