08 August 2007

DuPont Testing Validates Viable Low Global Warming Solution for Mobile Air Conditioning


In an effort to address global warming, the European Union (EU)
enacted the F-Gas Regulation and directive that, among other restrictions,
phases out the use of R-134a in mobile air conditioning (MAC)
systems over the period 2011-2017. Some alternatives, like CO2, would
require signifi cant and costly redesign to MAC systems; however, others
in development, like “DP-1” from DuPont, have the potential to be
more viable, cost effective replacements for R-134a, due to low global
warming potential (GWP), zero ozone-depletion potential (ODP), energy
effi ciency and closer compatibility with current MAC systems.