NEWS ALERT: Update on Factors Affecting Refrigerant Pricing and Availability




In our continuing effort to keep you informed on the factors affecting the recent increases in refrigerant pricing, more announcements have been made in the past few days which will continue to drive up prices as well as negatively affect availability.

In separate communications, two major refrigerant manufacturers have announced another round of price increases on R410a, R404a, R407c, R407a, R507a, HP80 (R402a), MO29 (R422d), and MO99 (R438a). In addition, one manufacturer stated that lead times for order fulfillment could be as long as three weeks. Also, allowable order amounts would be strictly based on prior year purchases. The other manufacturer announced current lead times for all HFC blends to be extended and running a minimum of 4 weeks. This was in addition to announcing that they would not be accepting any new orders on R410a and R407c until further notice. The manufacturer further announced that they would review previous purchases of these products as well as year-to-date purchases, and then provide guidance on available quantities for the balance of the cooling season. However, volumes would be limited.

Further information will be shared as it becomes available.



William S. (Bill) White

Refrigerant Solutions, Inc.

116 Hilltop Business Center Drive                                                                         3349-B Halls Mill Road

Pelham, AL 35124                                                                                                   Mobile, AL 36606

205-987-4745                                                                                                           251-478-6000

Refrigerant Solutions, Inc.