Honeywell announced a price increase, effective May 14, on refrigerant R-22 and all refrigerant blends used as R-12 replacements in all U.S. wholesale orders. Prices increased 15 cents per pound for 30-pound and 50-pound packages and by 5 cents for all 100-pound or larger packages of Genetron® 22. Prices for Genetron® 134a increased by 10 cents per pound. All R-12 replacement blends containing R-22 or R-142b increased 50 cents per pound. The company cited a significant rise in costs for raw materials and steel and a sustained increase in energy and fuel cost as reasons for the change.