May 19, 2015
Global consensus to phase-down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) under the Montreal Protocol is more probable than ever, with former opponent, India, now committed to limiting the production and consumption of HFCs.
In April, the Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol met in Bangkok, Thailand to document the progress that has been made in developing more sustainable alternatives to HFCs and to discuss proposals for an HFC phase-down. With sustainable HFC alternatives now on the market or under development for nearly every HFC application, supporters of the phase-down now include India, Brazil, China, and a bloc of African countries.
April 28, 2015
Fresh water is a natural resource that is limited and requires conservation. Manufacturers, especially those under mandatory water restrictions, should consider more sustainable solutions, like 3M™ Novec™ Engineered Fluids. When used for precision cleaning, Novec fluids can reduce water consumption by up to 6,000 gallons per week for each replacement.
April 22, 2015
With every passing year our collective understanding of the impacts of climate change increases. Consistent with its commitment to environmental sustainability, 3M is dedicated to encouraging the use of safe, sustainable alternatives to hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
March 24, 2015
When deciding on clean agents for fire protection, you may not know how drastically one clean agent can differ from another. For instance, clean agents like hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), are potent greenhouse gases that are targeted for regulatory restrictions and phase-downs. 3M™ Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid is not. Novec 1230 fluid is created for life – for the life of your system, for the life your people, for the life of our planet and for the life of your investment.