Chemours Files Appeal Concerning SNAP 20 Rule to Regulate HFCs

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chemours Company (Chemours) (NYSE: CC), a global chemistry company with leading market positions in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts, and chemical solutions, announced today that Chemours and Honeywell filed a petition for rehearing of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision concerning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. 

Chemours believes that the legal basis of the SNAP 20 rule was well-founded, and the Court's ruling exceeded its jurisdiction, effectively invalidating a decades-old EPA regulation and failing to take into account the EPA's original directive to ensure that safer alternatives are used to replace ozone-depleting substances.  The Court unanimously agreed with the EPA's determination that these and other alternatives developed by U.S. companies have a lower overall risk to human health and the environment.

The SNAP program has a long history of encouraging the development of innovative solutions that provide critical societal value in refrigeration, air conditioning, insulation, and other segments.  American companies have invested well over a billion dollars to develop, commercialize, and build U.S. manufacturing facilities to produce and use novel alternatives such as hydrofluoro-olefin (HFO) technology—a technology that is being adopted worldwide. 

The view that the preservation of this rule is in the best interest of the public, the environment, and U.S industry is shared by a growing number of states, academia, and businesses.  The world will continue to focus on safer and more energy efficient solutions, and Chemours remains committed to continuing to support these market and societal needs. 

About The Chemours Company
The Chemours Company (NYSE: CC) helps create a colorful, capable and cleaner world through the power of chemistry.  Chemours is a global leader in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, providing its customers with solutions in a wide range of industries with market-defining products, application expertise and chemistry-based innovations.  Chemours ingredients are found in plastics and coatings, refrigeration and air conditioning, mining and general industrial manufacturing.  Our flagship products include prominent brands such as Teflon™, Ti-Pure™, Krytox™, Viton™, Opteon™, Freon™ and Nafion™.  Chemours has approximately 7,000 employees and 26 manufacturing sites serving approximately 4,000 customers in North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe. 

Chemours is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol CC.  For more information please visit

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Cynthia Salitsky  
Global Communications Leader, Fluoroproducts & Chemical Solutions  
[email protected]  

Alisha Bellezza
Treasurer and Director of Investor Relations
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