Chemours markets HFO-1234yf refrigerant using its Opteon YF brand name, which is used in vehicle air conditioning systems and in other refrigerant blends for other applications. The new factory is at the Chemours Corpus Christi site in Ingelside, Texas in the USA.
The new refrigerant factory, the world’s largest for making HFOs, according to Chemours, will serve the USA and Europe with H)-1234yf. Chemours’ investment will be made over the next three years to meet the demand from vehicle manufacturers using low GWP refrigerants. Chemours estimates that 40 million vehicles will be using HF)-1234yf by 2017, which will increase to 140 million vehicles by the end of 2020.
The company estimates that around 1,000 retail and commercial refrigeration systems will use its Opteon refrigerant range by the end of this year, growing to around 10,000 systems by the end of 2020.