Supermarkets inflict fresh blows on HFC producers

HFC producers saw another segment of the market for CFC alternatives being eroded in September when two major retailers, Sainsbury's and Iceland, announced a move towards ammonia and hydrocarbon refrigerants in the key commercial refrigeration sector. Greenpeace, which has led the campaign against HFCs because of their role as greenhouse gases, is keeping up the pressure on other retailers to follow suit.

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