HCFCs are imported into Malaysia through about 14 authorized importers. The imports typically are sourced mainly from China, EU, India, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and USA.
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Sector in Malaysia is the largest consumer of HCFCs, accounting for an estimated 80% of the overall HCFC consumption in Malaysia during 2005.
HCFCs (HCFC-22, HCFC-123) are used as refrigerants and blowing agents (HCFC-141b) in the manufacture of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.
* Comfort air conditioning equipment, HCFC-22
* Central air conditioning chillers, HCFC-123
* Commercial and industrial refrigeration equipment, HCFC-22
* Traditional / replacement refrigerant for CFC-12.
Mainly as a blowing agent for rigid polyurethane foam and integral skin foam applications.
HCFC-141b is the most commonly used technology, followed by HCFC-142b (in combination with HCFC-22).
In 2005, the Foams Sector accounted for about 18% and is the second largest consumer of HCFCs.
Use in fire extinguisher and flooding systems