DuPont has established supply of its Opteon YF (HFO1234yf) refrigerant from China and Japan, with plans for further expansion.
The company’s partner in China has obtained registration of HFO1234yf from the China Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP). This is in addition to registrations already obtained from regulatory authorities in the United States, Europe, Japan, Canada and Korea.
DuPont says the start-up of the China facility has exceeded expectations in terms of production quality and rates, with the company receiving its first commercial shipments of HFO1234yf refrigerant from China in early October.
DuPont adds it has firm supply plans to meet customers’ forecasted demand for the EU MAC Directive and needs for the product in other markets.