Phasing out refrigerants

We use natural refrigerants in our cooling solutions. Examples of natural refrigerants are CO2, butane and ammonia. These are great refrigerants that are less harmful to the environment. On top of that, these alternative refrigerants are more energy efficient and therefore cheaper in the long run.

Harmful f-gasses

Conventional refrigerants like R404A, R22 and R507A and to a lesser extent R134a, R407 and R410, are damaging to the environment. Gasses based on hydrofluorocarbons (F-gasses) contribute to the greenhouse effect 23.000 times more than CO2.

European legislation refrigerants

European legislation forces companies to find more sustainable alternatives to conventional refrigerants. We always advise our customers to make use of the available sustainable options. Not just for the environment, but also because these refrigerants are cheaper in the long run.

Vink’s sustainable refrigeration

We’ve been working with sustainable refrigeration for years. Not just because of legislation dictating the phasing out of certain refrigerants, but because we want to have a positive impact on the environment. Technological developments are unlocking more and more possibilities. That’s why we’re always working on reducing the footprint of our refrigeration solutions.

Natural refrigerants

Natural refrigerants are the future of refrigeration technology. The most common natural refrigerants are ammonia (NH3), CO2 and propane (R290). These are all natural alternatives for conventional refrigerants.

R404A and R507

Is your refrigeration still running on R404A or R507? From January 1st 2020 you are only allowed to refuel using recycled R404A or R507. Starting january 1st 2030 these refrigerants will be banned altogether. We advise you to stop relying on these refrigerants as soon as possible. We can help you transition to more eco-friendly refrigerants that will get the job done.

R134A, R407C, R407F and R410A

Synthetic refrigerants with a global warming potential (GWP) value under 2.500 can only be produced in limited quantities. This applies to common refrigerants such as R134A, R407C, R407F and R410A. In 2030 these refrigerants can only be sold in quantities of 20% of today’s production. That’s why we recommend switching to alternatives sooner rather than later.

R22, R401A, R402A and R408

The refrigerants R401A, R402A and R408 are blended gasses containing hydrofluorocarbon as well as R22. The use of R22 has been prohibited since january 1st 2015. Previously mentioned refrigerants have thus been phased out and can no longer be used.

Don't wait, take action

The European legislation can impact refrigeration technology in your company. Make sure to take action in time, or you risk disruptions in your production when refrigerants suddenly become unavailable to you. We can help you find the right refrigerants for your production processes, so you don’t have to worry about availability in the future.

Time for action Choosing sustainable alternatives

We have years of experience building sustainable refrigeration solutions. We can navigate the world of sustainable refrigerants and help you make the choice that is right for you and the environment. Contact us for a consultation.