Afrox’s products assist in the protection of our environment


As a signatory to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, South Africa has implemented strict laws that are designed to reduce the production and consumption of ozone depleting substances.

As of January 2013, government targets are to reduce ozone depleting substances by five percent per annum, before being entirely phased out by 2040. HCFC gases, which are regarded as having high ozone depleting potential, are still widely-used in the local refrigeration industry.

R22 is the most commonly-used HCFC gas, and Sub-Saharan gas market leader Afrox is able to assist refrigeration companies in dramatically reducing their environmental impact and overall operational costs, by offering a highly-specialised refrigerant recovery, reclaiming and recycling service, not only for R22 but also for all other synthetic refrigerants.

Afrox business manager for special products and chemicals Jaco Coetzee reveals that Afrox is the only company in Africa to make use of the technologically-advanced and patented ZUGIBEAST, a portable, high-speed decontamination unit that works similarly to kidney dialysis. It is able to operate at speeds three times faster than any other current technology available in South Africa.

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