Company says the largest manufacturing plant of its kind has now gone live at its Corpus Christi site in Texas to allow it to meet demand for lower GWP products in a range of sectors
Chemours has tripled its global production capacity for R1234yf-based products as a reflection of changing demand for refrigerant products that can curb overall greenhouse gas output.
The manufacturer said a new production facility has now gone live at its Corpus Christi manufacturing plant in Texas as part of a US$300m investment plan that commenced in 2016 to ramp up production of its Opteon range of HFO products for cooling and other applications.
Company president Mark Vergnano said, “This milestone is a tangible example of our steadfast commitment to providing the world with low GWP refrigerant products that are better for the environment.”
The new production site is claimed to be the largest facility of its kind in the word for the production of the refrigerant which is the only one currently approved for automotive air conditioning, according to the manufacturer.
Growing demand for new generations of refrigerant with lower GWP that can be used in refrigeration, chiller and stationary air conditioning technology will also be catered for at the facility.
Mr Vergnano added: “Our US facility reinforces our commitment to meet the needs of our mobile and stationary refrigerant customers through unmatched capacity, capability, and quality. This also means our production facilities will be closer to our customers in North America and Europe, as well as around the world.”