World News

Industry news and insights from Europe and around the World

UK News

Latest news and developments in the United Kingdom


Keep up-to-date with the latest new products and technology


General articles, applications and industry analysis

Hudson backs US Kigali vow

USA: A leading US refrigerant services provider has backed indications that the USA will join the global HFC phase-down by signing the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.

Kevin J Zugibe, chairman and CEO of Hudson Technologies, reaffirmed his company’s support for the Kigali Amendment, and has called on the US to join the countries who have already ratified.

The Kigali Amendment is an agreement reached at the October 2016 Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol by the approximately 200 signatory countries to amend the Montreal Protocol to provide for the phase down of HFCs.

“The ratification of the Kigali Amendment by the required 20 countries is a significant step in the global effort to address HFC emissions. The next step is working toward ratification in the United States,” said Kevin J Zugibe.

Speaking at last week’s 29th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, Judith Garber, the principal deputy assistant secretary, at the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, confirmed that the US supported the Kigali Amendment and had started the procedures necessary to ratify.

Praising Garber’s statement, Zugibe said: “Hudson has long been an advocate of the orderly phase out of virgin HFC production and the development of efficient, next generation, climate and ozone friendly technologies and refrigerants. We believe that a strong refrigerant reclamation program is essential to effective refrigerant management and will assist in the facilitation and acceleration of the HFC phase down.”

Related stories:

US on path to ratify Kigali24 November 2017
USA: The USA seems likely to eventually back a global HFC phase down by ratifying the Kigali Amendment. Read more…

Latest News

21st February 2024

Sanhua extends expansion valve applications

SPAIN: Sanhua’s SEC HD electric expansion valve controller is now compatible for a variety of applications with 29 commonly used refrigerants, including CO2, hydrocarbons and HFCs. 
20th February 2024

F-gas regulation published in Official Journal

EUROPE: The new F-gas regulation has now been published in the EU’s Official Journal, making it legally binding and entering into force in 20 days.
20th February 2024

Carrier Germany increases heat pump training

GERMANY: Carrier Germany is offering new hydraulics training courses  at its training centre on the IKKE campus in Duisburg to support the growing demand for heat pump expertise. 
20th February 2024

Oceanair acquired by builders’ merchant MKM

UK: Air conditioning and heat pump distributor Oceanair UK has been acquired by MKM, the independent builders’ merchant.
20th February 2024

Carrier to build factory and R&D facility in Saudi Arabia

SAUDI ARABIA: Carrier is to build an advanced manufacturing and R&D facility in Saudi Arabia in a partnership with Alat, a new Riyadh-based public investment fund company.
19th February 2024

BDN offers high level monitoring

IRELAND: The first installation of Bitzer’s Digital Network (BDN) in Ireland is providing high-level monitoring, system diagnostics and optimisation for an award-winning deli food specialist.