At present, the proportion of households with air conditioners in Europe is less than 5%. The analysis of the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts that air conditioner users in Europe will increase several times in the next 20 years. As the important raw material refrigerant for air conditioners, the future demand for heavy-duty is worth looking forward to, and the promotion of the fourth-generation refrigeration technology is expected to accelerate.
Greenhouse gas emissions caused by humans are the main cause of pushing up global temperatures. The World Meteorological Organization warned that this record-breaking hot weather may appear more frequently in the future as global warming continues. In this context, environmentally friendly refrigerants are expected to accelerate the replacement of the traditional refrigerant market including refrigerant R410a, refrigerant gas R134a for automotive air conditioner. The fourth generation of HFO-1234yf refrigerants has the characteristics of low global warming potential and zero ozone depletion potential. At present, the European and American markets are vigorously promoting the use of HFO-1234. It is expected that the demand for HFO-1234( refrigerant R1234yf for motive AC) in the European and American markets will increase from 0.8 million tons to 20,000 tons in 2018-2021, and the compound annual growth rate will be 25%