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Refrigerant prices rise again

18157091_sUK: The prices of higher GWP refrigerants have risen again this month with leading wholesalers announcing increases of up to 15%.

As the UK and Europe begin the phase-down of HFCs, the price of the higher GWP refrigerants continue to rise.

Leading refrigeration wholesalers announced rises of 10-15% from the beginning of this month, with R404A, the highest GWP refrigerant, being particularly badly hit. As many in the industry warned, with the phase-down being based on CO2 equivalents the high GWP refrigerants are going to be most affected.

RW Wholesale, Dean & Wood, HRP and FSW were amongst those announcing a 15% increase in the price of R404A and R507. R134a, which will also be phased out from certain end uses, sees a rise of 10%.

R404A alternative R407A also sees a 10% increase. Air conditioning refrigerant R410A is increased by 10%, as is R407C.

The wholesalers say that they are passing on increases from the refrigerant suppliers, and it now appears we are settling into a cycle of six-monthly increases.

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