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Industry-Leading Opteon™ XP40 and XP10 Low Global Warming Potential

Wilmington, Del., March 31, 2015

Emerson Climate Technologies Approves Opteon™ XP40 (R-449A) and XP10 (R-513A) for Use in Their Scroll and Semi-hermetic Compressors

Emerson Climate Technologies has approved Opteon™ XP40 (R-449A) and XP10 (R-513A) for use in a wide range of their scroll and semihermetic compressors. This approval represents a significant milestone for Opteon™ refrigerants as it paves the way for use in new and existing compressors for a wide range of refrigeration applications.

Opteon™ XP40 is a new low global warming potential (GWP), non-flammable replacement for R-404A and R-507 refrigerants, which have been identified in a proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to be banned in specific new and retrofit applications by Jan. 1, 2016. XP40 has more than 60 percent lower GWP and significantly increased energy efficiency compared to R-404A and R-507. Opteon™ XP10 is an optimized new low GWP, azeotropic, non-flammable replacement for R-134a with more than 55 percent lower GWP and comparable properties and performance.

“DuPont is extremely pleased that Emerson Climate Technologies has approved Opteon™ XP40 and XP10 for use in their compressors,” said Kathryn K. McCord, global business director, DuPont Fluorochemicals. “Emerson’s approval of Opteon™ XP40 and XP10 for their compressors sets the stage for these new low GWP refrigerants to become refrigerants of choice in refrigeration and other applications.”

Emerson has a reputation of working with refrigerant manufacturers like DuPont  to provide guidance to the industry and ensure that component approvals of new refrigerants, like Opteon™ line of refrigerants, stay ahead of regulation.

“It is critical that our customers have tested, proven and more sustainable alternatives to refrigerants that have been targeted for delisting,” said Rajan Rajendran, vice president, Systems Innovation Center and Sustainability for Emerson Climate Technologies, in reference to the EPA proposal to ban R-404A and R-507 refrigerants from specific new and retrofit applications by 2016. “To help our customers lessen the resource constraints and costs associated with a shift of this magnitude, we have been working to develop products and equipment that will not only comply with this delisting proposal, but also those in the foreseeable future.”

DuPont – one of the first companies to publicly establish environmental goals more than 20 years ago – has broadened its sustainability commitments beyond internal footprint reduction to include market-driven targets for both revenue and research and development investment. The goals are tied directly to business growth, specifically to the development of safer and environmentally improved new products for key global markets.

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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