Chemours invests to combat global warming
Global chemistry business Chemours recently announced plans to increase the capacity of its OpteonTM YF (HFO-1234yf) product to better serve customers as they continue the shift to reduced GWP refrigerants. With zero ozone depletion potential (ODP) and a global warming potential (GWP) that is much lower than the legacy refrigerants, OpteonTM YF and YF blends refrigerants are now utilized in millions of cars and thousands of retail establishments worldwide.
The $80 million capacity expansion project is seen by Chemours as a crucial growth investment that will support market demands, connect with corporate responsibility goals, and produce excellent returns in line with our purpose. One of the world’s largest producers of OpteonTM YF, Chemours more than tripled its production capacity when the facility opened in June 2019.
Alisha Bellezza, president of Thermal & Specialized Solutions at Chemours, stated that this expansion “demonstrates Chemours’s passion to our clients, the communities in which we live and work, and the health and sustainability of the world.” “OpteonTM YF is a revolutionary refrigerant that is advancing international sustainability initiatives. As demand grows, we are pleased to make the investment that will support our clients’ bottom lines by providing a high-performing, easily accessible product while assisting them in navigating the difficult regulatory landscape.
Chemours’ Ingleside facility, which is 20 minutes from Corpus Christi, produces refrigerants that will be shipped to a large number of clients all over the world. At least 80 million vehicles in the U.S. use HFO-1234yf, according to estimates in the mobile air conditioning business.
Chemours’ Ingleside facility, which is 20 minutes from Corpus Christi, produces refrigerants that will be shipped to a large number of clients all over the world. At least 80 million vehicles in the U.S. use HFO-1234yf, according to estimates in the mobile air conditioning business. Numerous equipment manufacturing firms have chosen OpteonTM products for residential and commercial HVAC applications since the production site opened. Chemours predicts that their low-GWP product line will reduce worldwide carbon dioxide emissions by 325 million tonnes by 2025.
According to Mark Reyes, manager of Chemours’ Corpus Christi factory, “Chemours is thrilled to offer this growth to the Corpus Christi area and exhibit our commitment to this community.”