USA: Refrigerants Ground Breaking for Refrigerant Production Facility
The Chemours Company has broken ground on the company's new GWP refrigerant production facility.
Wilmington/USA — The new facility, located at the Chemours Corpus Christi plant in Ingleside, Texas, will triple the company's capacity for its HFO-1234yf-based-products which are marketed under the brand of Opteon. According to the manufacturer this refrigerant has a low global warming potential (GWP).
"It's estimated that by the end of 2017, there will be over 50 million cars on the road globally using low GWP HFO-1234yf refrigerant," said Paul Kirsch, President of Chemours Fluoroproducts. "Our market projections also suggest that our Opteon refrigerants could be used in well over 10,000 supermarket and commercial refrigeration systems by 2020."
This new facility will use an innovative, patented process to manufacture Opteon YF, a mobile refrigerant product used in automotive air conditioning. This investment will create the world's largest facility for manufacturing hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs), the company claims.