US Chemours starts up new refrigerants plant in Texas

Source: ICIS News


HOUSTON (ICIS)--Chemours has started up a new hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) 1234yf refrigerant production facility at its Corpus Christi site in Ingleside, Texas, the US-based chemicals company said on Tuesday.

The facility will enable the company to triple the global capacity of its HFO 1234yf-based products.

Chemour’s Opteon-brand YF refrigerant is used in automotive air conditioning. The product has a global warming potential “that is 99.9% lower than the refrigerant it replaces,” the company added.

"The startup completes the final phase of the $300m project we started in 2016, which triples supply capacity of Opteon YF across multiple industries and applications," said Mark Vergnano, Chemours president and CEO.