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*1 Hydrofluoroolefin: The general term for fluorinated hydrocarbon compounds containing unsaturated bonds in the molecule. They are characterized by a shorter atmospheric lifetime and extremely low Global Warming Potential.
*2 Global Warming Potential (GWP): A coefficient that represents the effect on global warming. It refers to a figure that expresses the Global Warming Potential of greenhouse gases in relation to the baseline value of carbon dioxide.
*3 See the table below for the current series lineup.
*4 Life Cycle Assessment: A method for quantitatively assessing the environmental impact of a product or service throughout its life cycle or at a specific stage.
*5 Estimated value specific to Japan.
The AMOLEA™ Series Lineup is listed below. Further lineup expansion is planned in the future.
|Generic name||Product name||Main Applications|
|New environmentally-friendly refrigerant||AMOLEA™ 1234yf||Refrigerant for mobile air conditioners etc.|
|New environmentally-friendly refrigerant||AMOLEA™ 1224yd||Refrigerant for centrifugal chillers etc,
Foaming agent for various plastics
|New-environmentally-friendly fluorinated solvent||AMOLEA™ AS-300||Various detergents and solvents|
|Generic name||AMOLEA™ products
|Boiling point||Global Warming Potential*||Allowable concentration**|
|Environmentally-friendly New refrigerant||HFO-1234yf
|Environmentally-friendly New refrigerant||HFO-1224yd
|Environmentally-friendly Fluorinated solvent||AS-300
* 5th Assessment Report: Climate Change 2013 (AR5), K. Tokuhashi, et al., J. Phys. Chem. A, 2018, 122, 3127
** Value set by AIHA (American Industrial Hygiene Association) and recommended by AGC