Some Anti-CFC Alliances

THE following are the major consortia or trade associations that are working together to develop alternatives to CFCs: Polyurethane Foam Association. Uses: Mattresses, seat cushions, furniture, quilts, clothing, shoe soles. Major Companies: Recticel, Crain Industries, Foamex, General Foam Corporation, Hickory Springs Manufacturing.

Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers. Uses: refrigerators, freezers, and home air conditioners. Major Companies: General Electric, Whirlpool, Amana, Maytag, White Consolidated Industries, Sub Zero.

Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute. Uses: residential and commercial central air conditioners, supermarket refrigerators, icemakers. Major Companies: Amana, The Coleman Company, Du Pont, Eaton Corporation, General Electric, Honeywell, Mitsubishi Electric Sales America Inc., Sanyo Electric.

Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association. Use: building insulation, refrigerated trucks, insulation for refrigerators. Major Companies: Celotex, R-Max, NRG Barriers, Freeman Chemical, Du Pont, Dow Chemical, BASF, Mobay Chemical, Homasote, Temple-Inland, ICI, Allied-Signal.

Halon Research Institute. Use: fire protection and military uses. Major Companies: Du Pont, Great Lakes Chemical, Fenwall Corporation.

Mil-Std 2000. Use: manufacturers of all military electronics equipment. Major Companies: Texas Instruments, Northern Telecom, American Telephone & Telegraph, Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, General Dynamics, Lockheed.

Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association. Use: air conditioning systems for automobiles and trucks, seat cushions and padding for instruments, electronic equipment. Major Companies: General Motors, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Navistar, Volvo.

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