ORLANDO, Fla. -- Use of hydrochlorofluorocarbon and hydrofluorocarbon coolant gases has jumped dramatically in existing stores since production of chlorofluorocarbon gases was banned less than a year ago. A survey of retail and wholesale executives revealed a sharp hike in reliance on low-temperature and medium-temperature HCFCs and HFCs in existing stores. For example, HCFCs now represent nearly 60% of medium-temperature coolants now used in existing stores, up from only about 35% a year ...

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