Honeywell’s conducted a year survey last year which showed that consumer’s experienced that counterfeit refrigerants cause malfunction of the air conditioning system or cause damage to equipment
To fight against counterfeit products Honeywell introduced Barcode (Genetron) verification system, with mobile phone you can instantly determine the origin of the container. The first licensed defense got the refrigerant cylinder Honeywell Genetron R134a.
Honeywell is not the only company that protects its products. In 2013, the supplier of refrigerants Harp International started putting the 125-layered and protected from external influences hologram on the cylinders and packing, to stop counterfeiters. If you try to remove the sticker – that is destroyed.