Trifluoroacetic Acid (TFA) is formed from the atmospheric breakdown of refrigerants HFO-1234yf and HFC-134a.
EU Chemicals Agency Receives Proposal from Five European Countries to Restrict PFAS Chemicals, Including Some F-Gases and TFA
ECHA will publish the proposal on February 7, 2023.
Sent to German authorities, the statement says natural alternatives to f-gases have been proven over time.
Natural refrigerants are the only future-proof option for refrigeration, says campaigner.
Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Denmark are preparing a proposal to restrict PFAS for the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) under the REACH regulation.
The countries – Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Denmark – are seeking feedback on their proposal by September 19.