This website uses cookies. Please click "Accept and Close" to accept the use of cookies on our website. By continuing to browse our website you consent to the use of cookies on this website.

For more information on how we use cookies please visit our Cookies , or visit our Privacy Policy for more information on how we manage and use data.

Please select your region

We think that the UK site would be more suited to deal with your needs. Otherwise please select a more appropriate region below.


What are you looking for?

UK Leading the way for Illegal Refrigerant Sales

29th May '18

According to Cooling Post, a simple search on eBay and refrigerants in illegal disposable cylinders (a container banned in Europe for over ten years) are available right at your fingertips.

Cooling Post note that “It is not known whether the refrigerant has been imported outside of the quota system but it is clearly avoiding UK customs inspections and policing by the Environment Agency.”

High GWP refrigerants have soared in price in Europe and the UK in recent years meaning individuals are exploring other avenues for attaining these refrigerants. The current lack of formal regulation of the F-Gas regulation has brought a ripe opportunity for illegal sales.

The pricing for these illegal cylinders bring significant savings in comparison with reputable suppliers. However, there is concern that these illegal refrigerants may have a negative effect on refrigeration units, not to mention the environment.

Worryingly, Cooling Post note that “…the current higher prices, globally, might encourage a reappearance of the dangerous counterfeits which caused a number of deaths in 2011.”

Ensuring that refrigeration units are at the forefront of energy efficiency is of utmost importance to the Lowe team. Our Long-Term Rental contracts make cutting-edge, low GWP refrigeration units an achievable and affordable reality for many businesses who may think it’s out of their price range to upgrade their older, outdated equipment.

Stay away from eBay and contact one of our Lowe experts today to find safe, energy efficient and highly functional refrigeration for your business.

Source: Cooling Post

Let's Talk

If you have a query about our products or services, please get in touch ...


+852 2659 5300

Rental Enquiries


+852 2659 5300

Sales Enquiries