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Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141 b:

  • Category
    Miscellaneous
  • Published
    28th Jan, 2020

India has successfully achieved the complete phase-out of hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141 b, according to the ministry of environment, forest and climate change.

Context

  • India has successfully achieved the complete phase-out of hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141 b, according to the ministry of environment, forest and climate change.
  • HCFC- 141 b is a chemical used by foam manufacturers as a blowing agent in the production of rigid polyurethane (PU) foams.
  • It is one of the most potent ozone-depleting chemicals after Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).
  • The complete phase-out of HCFC 141 b from the country in the foam sector is among the first at this scale in Article 5 parties (developing countries) under the Montreal Protocol.
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