New Regulations Set to Challenge Refrigeration Industry

02 March 2023

In recent years, there has been growing concern over the presence of PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in the environment and their potential impact on human health. PFAS are a group of man-made chemicals that are used in a variety of products, including firefighting foam, non-stick cookware, and many of the new generation of low GWP refrigerants.

The UK government has recently announced plans to introduce new regulations on PFAS, which could have a significant impact on users of refrigeration systems. Under the proposed regulations, the use of PFAS in certain types of products will be banned and the government will be considering restrictions on the use of PFAS in other products, including refrigerants.

The proposed regulations on PFAS could have a significant impact on the UK refrigeration industry, as many businesses rely on refrigerants that contain these chemicals. In order to comply with the new regulations, businesses may need to switch to alternative refrigerants that do not contain PFAS, which could be more expensive or less effective.

However, there are also opportunities for the refrigeration industry to adapt and innovate in response to the new regulations. Businesses like Ultra are able to embrace new technologies and develop more sustainable solutions, and our customers can benefit from the growing demand for greener and safer refrigeration systems.

As the UK government moves forward with these regulations, it will be important for businesses to stay up-to-date with the latest developments and take steps to ensure compliance while also investing in sustainable solutions for the future.

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