Retailers Urged to Get Ready for 2010 Phaseout of R-22 Refrigerant

An executive from refrigerant maker DuPont warned food retailers yesterday that the 2010 milestone for a sharp reduction in the production of R-22 refrigerant, commonly used to refrigerate store cases and displays, is only 95 weeks away.

WILMINGTON, Del. — An executive from refrigerant maker DuPont here warned food retailers yesterday that the 2010 milestone for a sharp reduction in the production of R-22 refrigerant, commonly used to refrigerate store cases and displays, is only 95 weeks away. “If you’re a supermarket owner and you have 100 stores, it would be an appropriate time to begin planning for the phaseout of R-22,” said Nick Strickland, market development manager, DuPont Refrigerants, during a Web seminar hosted by

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