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1987: The Montreal Protocol (rev. 1990) Objective: Worldwide reduction in production and consumption of ozone depleting substances l l Phase-out of CFCs.

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1 1987: The Montreal Protocol (rev. 1990) Objective: Worldwide reduction in production and consumption of ozone depleting substances l l Phase-out of CFCs by 1995 l l Phase out of HCFCs by 2015 l l official EU-date: January 1 st, 2002 l l exemption aerospace / aeronautics industry: January 1 st, 2009 l l HCFCs are already restricted or prohibited in several European countries (Germany, Austria, Netherlands…) C-1 Vertrel ® - Regulatory Issues Service Chimie  : 5 place de l ’é glise, Saint Thibault des vignes  : (33)  : (33) :

2 Vertrel ® - Regulatory Issues 1997: The Kyoto Protocol Objective: Worldwide reduction in production and consumption of global warming inducing substances l l HFCs are included in the group of regulated gases l l Global Warming reduction by controlling a basket of substances, not each substance individually   Focus on Carbondioxide (CO 2 ), Methane (CH 4 ), Nitrousoxide (N 2 O)   98.6% of emissions C-2 Service Chimie  : 5 place de l ’é glise, Saint Thibault des vignes  : (33)  : (33) :

3 Vertrel ® - Regulatory Issues Today’s legislation for HFC 43-10mee In the U.S.A. l l Vertrel ® is approved by the EPA under the SNAP rules as a replacement for Ozone Depleting Substances l l Vertrel ® is exempted from classification as a Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) by the EPA l l Vertrel ® has been TSCA-registered in June 1995 In Asia Pacific l l Vertrel ® has been MITI-registered in June 1996 C-3 Service Chimie  : 5 place de l ’é glise, Saint Thibault des vignes  : (33)  : (33) :

4 Vertrel ® - Regulatory Issues Today’s legislation In Europe l l Vertrel ® is recognized as a replacement for Ozone Depleting Substances l l Vertrel ® is a VOC according to European Union definition (vapor pressure  0.01 kPa at K) l l Vertrel ® is a non-taxable VOC in Switzerland Vertrel ® has been notified in February 1997, under the ELINCS number C-4 Service Chimie  : 5 place de l ’é glise, Saint Thibault des vignes  : (33)  : (33) :

5 Vertrel ® - Regulatory Issues Today’s legislation and outlook for HFCs in Europe l l Today there are no specific restrictions regarding the use of HFC-solvents in Europe, provided adequate equipment is used (ie. emission control) l l No particular restrictions are foreseen or planned for solvent applications  Vertrel ® IS a long-term solution C-5 Service Chimie  : 5 place de l ’é glise, Saint Thibault des vignes  : (33)  : (33) :


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