Fluorogas Capacity Extension Arkema to Increase its Fluorogas Capacity at its Changshu Site in China
Shanghai/PR China – Arkema will invest in new generation fluorogas production in order to partner air-conditioning equipment manufacturers in a changing regulatory environment.
The HFC-125 fluorogas capacity extension, to be effective late 2012, will enable Arkema to meet increasing demand from air-conditioning manufacturing customers in China and South-East Asia in the light of changing fluorogas regulations. HFC-125 is indeed one of the key components of new generation refrigerant blends, in particular the R-410A blend used as an HCFC-22 substitute. Along with this capacity increase, Arkema Daikin Advanced Fluorochemicals has also announced the construction of a new production plant for HFC R-410A refrigerant fluid blends, due to come on stream by the end of the first half 2012.
“Both these significant investments will strengthen Arkema’s position as a world leader in refrigerant fluids. They are perfectly consistent with our strategy to partner our customers in Asia, a fast-growing region in which China plays a major role in the manufacture of building air-conditioning equipment,” explains Rich Rowe, Managing Director of Arkema’s Fluorochemicals business unit.