• Chemours chemical laboratory
    Chemours chemical laboratory

The Chemours Company is set to open a new facility dedicated to the expansion of its non-ozone depleting, low global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) platform – Opteon 1150, chemically referred to as HFO-1336mzzE.

The new plant located in El Dorado, Arkansas will open 1 January, 2022, to meet the initial 10 per cent phase down of CO2 equivalents as outlined by the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act in the United States.

In preparation for the opening, Chemours is now accepting orders for Opteon 1150 from customers globally.

Chemours president of thermal & specialized solutions, Alisha Bellezza, said the facility will provide customers with another high-performing HFO solution that empowers them to make their products more environmentally sustainable.

"This technology will be critical across multiple industries to comply with global regulations to transition to low GWP technology while maintaining the high performance our customers are accustomed to from Chemours.

“The addition of Opteon 1150 also referred to as HFO-1336mzzE, into our Foam Blowing Agents portfolio gives our customers more options and more control of their formulations.”

Opteon 1150 joins Opteon 1100 in the Chemours portfolio of non-flammable foam blowing agents made with HFO technology offering high performance in foam blowing applications—as well as zero ozone depletion potential (ODP), and low GWP.

More energy efficient products are needed to meet the changing regulatory landscape globally.

“When used as a gaseous blowing agent in spray foam, its low boiling point is an ideal blending component that allows the formulator to have more precise application control and superior aged R-values, higher yields, and a wider application window,” Bellezza said.

With the unique physical properties of HFO-1336mzzE, Chemours expects that this material will contribute to solving some of the industry's most difficult challenges in stationary refrigeration and heat pump applications, propellants in aerosol and fire protection products, and as replacements in dielectric insulating and etchant gas applications.

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