AGA is launching a new AGA AC gas, HFO R1234yf, a gas that meets the EU requirements to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from air conditioning systems in cars (MAC).
The gas is a Hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) and the GWP-value * (Global Warming Potential) is four which is far below the EU MAC Directive from 2013. According to the new directives only refrigerant gases with a global warming potential under 150 is allowed new car platforms. From 2017, all new cars must comply with this directive. Prior to this, all cars used refrigerant R134a which has a GWP of 1430 (CO2 =1).
The main alternative low GWP refrigerant gas, R744 (CO2) is also available from AGA as and when OEMs require. On top, AGA continues to supply R134a for existing vehicles, allowing AGA to offer a full product portfolio to meet the needs of the automotive industry today and tomorrow