Publication of a new European Regulation on HCFCs

The new Regulation 1005/2009 dated 16th September 2009 and published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 31/10/2009, recasts the Regulation 2037/2000 and enters into force on 1st January 2010.


This new Regulation states the rules and the information to be communicated on the substances that deplete the ozone layer (of which HCFCs).



Reminder : Ban on use of « virgin » HCFCs as from 1st January 2010.

The main modifications or additions compared to Regulation 2037/2000 relate primarily to :


- the prohibition to provide recycled HCFCs on a purely free or paying basis
(Article 11-4). Recycled HCFCs « may only be used by the undertaking which carried out the recovery as part of maintenance or servicing or for which the recovery as part of maintenance or servicing was carried out».


- the obligation for undertakings and owners of equipment to keep a record on all movements of reclaimed, recycled and destroyed HCFCs. Undertakings using reclaimed or recycled HCFCs for maintenance or servicing shall keep a record of the undertakings that have supplied reclaimed HCFCs and of the source of recycled HCFCs (Article 11-7)

Download the Regulation 1005/2009.

Climalife enables you to control your risks while choosing a reliable and unconstrained solution : the reclaimed HCFC.


In accordance with this Regulation, our reclaimed R-22, marketed and labelled by Climalife under the name of R-22T, presents performances equivalent to those of a virgin substance and ensures you a product of quality without any risk for your installations.


This opposed to a recycled product which simply underwent a basic cleaning and therefore does not offer the same safety of use in terms of refrigeration performances and reliability.


 If you need more information or technical assistance, please contact your local Climalife office.