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India completes phase-out of ozone depleting chemical HCFC-141b


  • India has successfully completed the phasing out of Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141b, used by foam manufacturing companies and one of the most potent ozone-depleting chemicals.
  • Ozone occurs naturally in small amounts in the upper atmosphere of the earth. It protects life on earth from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.HCFC-141b is used mainly as a blowing agent in the production of rigid polyurethane foams.