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Coca-Cola Turns to HFC-Free Insulation for Refrigeration Units

June 7, 2006

Coca-Cola Turns to HFC-Free Insulation for Refrigeration Units

The Coca-Cola Company has completed the transition to HFC-free insulation for 98% of all new purchases of refrigerated sales and marketing equipment.

"This new equipment will emit 75% fewer direct green house gas emissions, as compared to traditional sales equipment on the market today. As this equipment replaces older models being retired from our fleet, it will result in an annual reduction of 30,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions," said Jeff Seabright, vice president of environment and water resources at Coca-Cola Company.
Hydroflourocarbons (HFCs) are considered powerful global warming pollutants with a global warming potential of between 1,300 (R134a) and 3,400 (R404a) depending on the type of HFC being used.

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