DuPont announces plans for full-scale production of HFO as refrigerant as well as foam expansion agent
DuPont has announced plans for full-scale production of HFO 1336mzz, the new foam expansion and refrigerant, to meet growing demand for solutions that reduce global warming potential (GWP) and improve energy efficiency.
DuPont previously announced that it expects to make small scale commercial volumes of HFO-1336mzz available in late 2014 and today announced that full-scale commercial capacity will be available from its China facility in the second half of 2016.
The manufacturer said HFO 1336mzz is a preferred technology for many refrigerant applications due to its unique attributes of having low GWP, non-flammability, high efficiency and high thermal stability. DuPont is actively developing several new refrigerant fluids based on HFO 1336mzz technology for a variety of applications, including traditional chiller systems and the emerging arena of waste heat recovery, such as high temperature heat pumps and organic rankine cycles. These fluids are showing very promising results in customer lab and field trials.
Thierry Vanlancker, president of DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts, said:“DuPont continues to scale-up supply of this breakthrough product and to pursue investments in large-scale and lower-cost production to enable adoption of HFO 1336mzz in response to regulatory and sustainability demands. We will be the first to deliver supply of HFO-1336mzz and we are committed to investing further as demand grows.”