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DuPont issues warning on illegal refrigerants, particularly R-22 and R-438A

BY Staff Writer

Wilmington, Del. — DuPont Refrigerants urges HVACR industry members to be aware of potential counterfeit and illegally imported refrigerant products, with particular attention to R-22 and R-438A. R-438A is a patented product from DuPont, sold as DuPont ISCEON® MO99 refrigerant.

“There have been a number of indications in the marketplace that illegal imports are on the rise as well as illegally imported China-produced R-438A,” said Jim Bachman, North American sales and marketing manager, DuPont Refrigerants. “We encourage vigilance and smart procurement practices. It is more important than ever to know who you’re buying from.”

Every DuPont-produced refrigerant in non-refillable containers (DACs) has a unique identifier known as a DuPont IZON hologram. This authentication security device, located on the cylinder, certifies that the product is genuine DuPont.

Illegally imported R-22 and R-22 substitutes have been found to contain a combination of hydrocarbons, which make the refrigerants flammable. Often these knock-off refrigerants do not have approval under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Significant New Alternatives Policy Program and pose a significant risk to business owners and equipment owners, both financially and from a safety standpoint.

“We are asking distributors, contractors and end-users to alert DuPont if they encounter product in the marketplace that may be illegally imported,” said Bachman. “We have become aware of products in the marketplace that mirror the marketing claims and product packaging of DuPont ISCEON MO99 refrigerant. The ISCEON MO99 brand has tremendous market awareness and contractor preference as an R-22 alternative, making it a target for illegal imports.”

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Perry Ellis launches global shopping for all e-commerce sites

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Miami — Perry Ellis International announced that is has expanded its e-commerce reach and worldwide accessibility with the launch of international shipping on all its e-commerce sites, provided by FiftyOne Global Ecommerce.

Among the over 100 countries Perry Ellis now serves are Canada, Australia, Mexico, Japan and many others across North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

“Our company has a diverse portfolio of brands known and respected around the world, so it was the natural progression to offer this important service as we grow and elevate our ecommerce business,” said Michelle Magallon, VP e-commerce for Perry Ellis International. “Working with a proven and trustworthy international service provider like FiftyOne was one of the most important factors in providing our customers the stellar service they expect, no matter where in the world they call home.”

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SPECS 2013 opens with Navy Seal, aid for children

BY Katherine Boccaccio

DallasChain Store Age’s 49th annual SPECS store development conference officially kicked off on Monday morning at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas with two kinds of inspiration: Greg Buzek, president of IHL Group, introduced the Retail Orphan Initiative, and U.S. Navy Seal Scott Taylor presented Afterburner Black Ops, challenging the audience of retailers in design, construction, facilities, store planning and development to use Seal techniques to run their organizations.

In the discussion about the Retail Orphan Initiative, which was created four years ago to help vulnerable children worldwide, Buzek explained that the focus of the charitable foundation is to provide grants to charities around orphan care, foster care support, adoption support, child rescue and life-skills training. He challenged the retailers and suppliers to get involved in any way they could.

SPECS continues through Wednesday morning with sessions on ADA options, sustainability, capital budgeting, building smaller stores in urban environments, and more.

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S.Jones says:
May-10-2013 03:47 am

A lot of organizations private and public are providing aid for children and families to help them cope up from life's difficulties and economic crisis by providing them with livelihood project that is sustainable for them to earn money to provide for their children and to send them to school. child rescue volunteers

S.Jones says:
May-10-2013 03:47 am

A lot of organizations private and public are providing aid for children and families to help them cope up from life's difficulties and economic crisis by providing them with livelihood project that is sustainable for them to earn money to provide for their children and to send them to school. child rescue volunteers

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Mar-19-2013 12:21 pm

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