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The Chemours Company has ceased sales of Freon 404A (R-404A) and Freon 507 (R-507) in the United States. 

The company discontinued sales of these products yesterday (2 May) in support of regulatory phasedown requirements.

The strategy aligns with regulatory phasedowns of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), outlined under the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act and Canada’s Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations (ODSHAR).

Americas sales director of Thermal & Specialized Solutions at Chemours, Doug Westerhoff, said this decision supports the company’s commitment to creating a better world through the power of chemistry, advancing decarbonization, circularity, and socioeconomic value through greener solutions industrywide.

He said the US AIM Act outlines an ambitious phasedown program that demands a significant reduction in HFC sales and consumption with a targeted 40 per cent phase down by 2024.

“This target helped shape the timing of our announcement, and we are confident this decision will contribute significantly to our customers meeting their sustainability targets,” he said.

“Chemours continues to work closely with its customers and partners to provide them with the best alternatives for their applications and markets, ensuring a smooth and seamless transition.”

Opteon XP40 is a cost-effective solution for existing R-404A/R-507 applications while Opteon XL40 and XL20 products are for new equipment that will meet the future EPA Technology Transition rules.