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DuPont reaches milestone in Opteon™ YF Refrigerant commercialization in the European Aftermarket

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 29, 2013

Company Has Established a Strong Distribution Network to Supply the Low GWP Refrigerant to Automotive Aftermarket Customers in 40 Countries in Europe, Middle-East & Africa

DuPont is prepared to supply its automotive aftermarket customers with Opteon™ YF refrigerant and has put in place a distribution network that reaches 40 countries in Europe, Middle-East & Africa.

The Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) Directive came effectively into force on Jan. 1, 2013 and the European Commission has confirmed its applicability in all member states of the European Union.

“DuPont is focused on meeting the needs of the aftermarket as they prepare to service the vehicles equipped since 2012 with the new refrigerant, compliant with the MAC Directive, and therefore we have put in place an extensive distribution network,” said Thierry Vanlancker, president, DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts.

Opteon™ YF is a scientific breakthrough with a global warming potential that is more than 350 times lower than the previous generation 134a refrigerant.  DuPont is offering this product in 5.6kg and 10kg containers to aftermarket customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. 

For information on where to purchase Opteon™ YF for aftermarket use, please visit

DuPont has an 85-year history of leadership in refrigerants and pioneered much of the technology that makes air conditioning possible today.  DuPont has been supplying refrigerants and a wide range of other products to the automotive industry for many decades.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.  For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit


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