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Honeywell Refrigerants is an established technical leader in the development of  ‘4th Generation’ fluorine-based refrigerants (HFOs or hydrofluoroolefins) for the worldwide commercial and industrial refrigeration industry.

We have been at the forefront to develop safer, non-ozone depleting alternatives to older refrigerant technology (CFC and HCFC refrigerants), in compliance with global legislation for their phaseout.

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Chemours is a global leader in fluoroproducts, titanium technologies and chemical solutions, providing market-defining products, application expertise and chemistry-based innovations. Chemours ingredients are found in refrigeration and air conditioning, plastics and coatings, and general industrial manufacturing.

Chemours has developed a range of innovative products, including brands such as Teflon™, Ti-Pure™ and Opteon™.  Since inventing the original fluorine-based refrigerants more than 85 years ago, Chemours has demonstrated leadership and commitment to the global refrigerants industry, transitioning from the original fluoroproducts to new innovative solutions that are non-ozone-depleting and low global warming potential (GWP). Opteon™ low GWP refrigerants are utilised across a broad range of applications including stationary and mobile air conditioning. To help customers meet today’s stringent regulatory requirements, Chemours has developed Opteon™ XL very low GWP refrigerants that provide the optimum balance of properties, safety and sustainability.

Chemours has approximately 8,000 employees across 35 manufacturing sites serving North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

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Gradient is an environmental and risk sciences consulting firm renowned for our comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to complex risk evaluations.  We have partnered with chemical manufacturers and OEMs in the safety evaluation and risk assessment of hydrofluoro-olefin (HFO) refrigerants and propellants for use in diverse applications. 

Gradient's services include conducting risk assessments, toxicological evaluation, product safety evaluations, fault tree analysis, alternative assessment, chemical registration, contaminant fate and transport evaluations, environmental/forensic chemistry identifications, and technical writing and verbal communications to technical and non-technical audiences.  Working from our USA-based offices, we use innovative thinking to address complex risk assessment issues across the globe. 

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Star Refrigeration is a leading provider of industrial refrigeration and heat pump solutions. Established in 1970 and employing more than 300 staff, our products and services focus on delivering a competitive price and long term benefits to customers in terms of reliability, efficiency and longevity. Our core business is the design, manufacture, installation and aftercare of bespoke and packaged refrigeration systems across a wide range of markets including food production, temperature controlled storage, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, data centres, HVAC and ice rinks. For over 40 years we have developed innovative natural refrigerant solutions including low charge ammonia systems for refrigeration and heat pump applications and C02 for low temperature freezing.

Group businesses include:

Star Renewable Energy – manufacture and installation of industrial ammonia heat pump technology.

Starfrost – global supplier of innovative, industrial inline cooling solutions including spiral freezers, IQF tunnels and impingement freezers.

Star Technical Solutions – provider of refrigeration consultancy services.

Azane Inc – US based business dedicated to the supply of low charge ammonia packaged systems.

Star M&E Solutions – design, manufacture and installation of electrical panels and wiring.

Star Learning Solutions – online training solutions.

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ACR News is a monthly magazine in the UK for air conditioning and refrigeration professionals. ACR News has provided guidance and insight into the air conditioning and refrigeration industry for over 30 years and readers receive the latest updates on new technology, legislation and products in both printed and digital form. The ACR News brand includes a news-led website, a weekly online newsletter, a handbook and a unique digital directory which features hundreds of suppliers to the industry.

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