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Gen 2 Ridgeline cools with R-1234yf


  By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor The 2017 Ridgeline is the second generation of Honda’s midsize pickup truck, redesigned and brought back in June 2016 following a short 2 year production hiatus. Like other manufacturers who are introducing new … Continue reading

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Another A/C milestone


  By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor We’ve reached another milestone in the mobile A/C refrigerant timeline, and this time it’s a big one: January 1, 2017 was the drop-dead date set by the EU (European Union) for when vehicle … Continue reading

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Retrofitting R-1234yf mobile air conditioning systems is prohibited


By Ward Atkinson and Bill Hill  Note: The information in this article is the current overview as collected by Ward Atkinson and Bill Hill from industry and regulatory sources. It is not intended to provide all possible issues covering any … Continue reading

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Keeping the facts straight on R-1234yf


Whenever something new happens in our industry there can be misinformation. To make sure you are receiving accurate information on what is happening with R-1234yf stay in touch with news from the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide. Here is … Continue reading

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Countries Agree to curb powerful greenhouse gases in largest climate breakthrough since Paris


The amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer endorsed in Kigali is the single largest contribution the world has made towards keeping the global temperature rise “well below” 2 degrees Celsius, a target agreed at … Continue reading

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Chevrolet Malibu keeps you cool with R-1234yf


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor GM was the first manufacturer to sell a vehicle in the United States that uses the new R-1234yf refrigerant when they came out with the Cadillac XTS in 2012 as a 2013 model. Since … Continue reading

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New EPA rule restricts the sale of HFC refrigerants


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor On September 26th, US EPA finalized two rules that will reduce the projected growth and emissions of HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons), a class of chemicals that includes the mobile air conditioning refrigerant R-134a, commonly used in … Continue reading

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The latest on R-1234yf from MACS member Honeywell


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Manager of Service Training Rick Winick, Business Director, leads the Honeywell Fluorine Products Automotive Refrigerants segment. Rick and his team work to ensure global automotive OEM and aftermarket customers can turn to Honeywell as their long-term … Continue reading

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Hose is one of your most important components


September/October 2016 ACTION Magazine The September/October 2016 issue of award-winning MACS ACTION Magazine is now ready for viewing! Everything you always wanted to know about mobile A/C hose applications but had no idea who to ask! Jam packed with must … Continue reading

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MACS member Honeywell wins “Heroes of Chemistry” award for R-1234yf


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor On Sunday, August 21st, 2016, MACS member Honeywell received the 2016 “Heroes of Chemistry” award from ACS, the American Chemical Society, during a black tie dinner ceremony at the 252nd ACS National Meeting at … Continue reading

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