Fluorocarbons - past, present & future

By Andrew Miller
Published: Friday, 26 July 2013

As a fourth generation of fluorocarbons approaches, IM Data outlines a brief history of their application in the refrigerant industry...

Post WW II boom

The wide-spread commercial application of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) began following World War II. Post war economic expansion across the Western world sparked a revolution in household appliances leading to the mass production of refrigeration systems that were derived from halogenated hydrocarbons – the first generation of fluorocarbons...

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