It’s a chilling reality: Counterfeit refrigerants are on the rise
Counterfeit refrigerants pose a global threat, could be unsafe for use, and could pose quality issues for your business and your customers. Counterfeit refrigerants pose an even more significant threat: loss of life.
Counterfeit refrigerants cost the industry millions of dollars per year, and the problem is growing.
Beware of Counterfeit Refrigerants—Protect Your Business
The DuPont Brand Assurance Anti-Counterfeiting Initiative is a multi-faceted program utilizing many technologies to guarantee that you are purchasing (and using) genuine DuPont refrigerants. This program is being expanded globally to include all DACs produced by DuPont.
Our goal is to stop counterfeiters in their tracks.
The DuPont™ Izon® security label is one assurance that you have purchased authentic DuPont™ Freon®, Suva®, or ISCEON® refrigerants.
The Izon® label was developed and patented by DuPont, and enables you to quickly verify that the product you have purchased is a genuine DuPont product.
Only DuPont offers the protection from this patented technology, introduced to the marketplace in 2011.
Count the dots, then count on DuPont
The DuPont™ Izon® security label offers immediate visual verification that you have purchased genuine DuPont refrigerant. What makes this security label unique is that the ten dots that comprise the label cannot be viewed at the same time. To ensure that the container is genuine, tilt the security label to view one dot on the left edge, two on the right, three on the top, and four on the bottom. Dots should appear and disappear on each side of the security label as it is tilted.
What can I do to help combat counterfeit refrigerants?
- Always buy from a preferred DuPont distributor. Locate a DuPont Refrigerants distributor in your geographic area.
- If you are ever in doubt as to whether you have purchased genuine DuPont refrigerant, contact us toll-free in the U.S. at 800-235-7882 or refer to our global offices listing.
- If you witness suspicious activity with refrigerant that is potentially counterfeit in the marketplace, contact us toll-free in the U.S. at 800-235-7882 or refer to our global offices listing.
Genuine DuPont™ Izon® Security Labels are not foil style holograms, so any foil holograms are suspect. Below is one example of a counterfeit hologram: