A greener refrigerant

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Thermo King is now offering the option of R-452A refrigerant in its EcoWise truck and trailer products.

The product emerges with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recent Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) approval of the material, which boasts a Global Warming Potential (GWP) that’s 50% lower than previous refrigerants.

The company’s European products have been using R-452A since 2015, and Thermo King says it has proven to offer precise temperature controls and efficiency.

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John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking, trucknews.com, TruckTech, Transport Routier, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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