With SKADEC you have the right partner at your side when it comes to future-oriented and environmentally friendly refrigerants. Propane R290 as refrigerant convinces especially with its very good thermodynamic properties, with a low GWP of 3, and that it is not affected by the F-Gas regulation. The use of fluorinated greenhouse gases is regulated by the European Parliament in the F-Gases Regulation (EU) No. 517/2014 and in Directive 2006/40/EC. The F-Gases Regulation, which was rewritten in 2014, has been in force since 1 January 2015 and significantly tightens up Regulation No 842/2006, which was previously drafted in 2007. The objective of the new regulation is to contribute to reducing the F-gases in tonnes CO₂ equivalent put into circulation in the EU by 70% by 2030 compared to 1990. The reduction of the available quantity on the market and additional taxes on HFC refrigerants from 2015 will inevitably lead to supply shortages and an increase in refrigerant prices, which will force HFC refrigerants out of the market in several steps. The aim is to encourage manufacturers of refrigeration equipment to invest in new future-proof refrigerants.