Phasing out HCFCs in Small and Medium-sized Foam Enterprises

United Nations Environment Programme (2015)

This document introduces the situation of the foam industry in the Asia-Paci c region, classi es the foam products and, describes where and how theyare used. It explains how to identify and access the foam SMEs, how to determine whether HCFCs are being used in any speci c SMEs, and how to verify the annual HCFC consumption based on the products inventory and other information. It also discusses the alternative technologies and some speci c considerations in selecting alternatives that would suit the needs of SMEs. It introduces related policies, previous phase-out case studies in the foam sector in China and India, and provides some tips on how to overcome the barriers to the phase-out of HCFCs in the sector.

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