WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chemours Company (Chemours) (NYSE: CC), a global chemistry company with leading market positions in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, was announced as the winner of the Polyurethane Innovation Award at the 2017 Polyurethanes Technical Conference for its Opteon™ 1100 foam blowing agent. This award highlights the role that innovation plays in the polyurethane industry and today recognized Chemours for its vision and perseverance to bring Opteon™ 1100 to the marketplace.
In response to growing needs for high performance products with reduced environmental impact, Chemours has commercialized a new blowing agent, Opteon™ 1100, based on hydrofluoroolefin chemistry. Opteon™ 1100 offers an ultra-low global warming potential (GWP) 400 times lower than existing HFCs combined with up to 10% better initial and aged K-Factors. It provides an excellent match of physical properties and performance characteristics offering a sustainable solution to meet changing regulatory requirements with enhanced performance to replace HCFCs, HFCs, and hydrocarbons.
Diego Boeri, vice president Chemours Fluorochemicals shares, "We are honored to receive the 2017 CPI Innovation Award. This award is in recognition of Chemours' leadership in developing a low GWP foam blowing agent. We believe that Opteon™ 1100 represents a clear long-term sustainable solution for the polyurethane industry."
Additionally, the Chemours team also won the 2017 Best Paper Award and 2017 Best Poster Award.
The Opteon™ portfolio of refrigerants from Chemours represents a breakthrough line of low GWP solutions that offer the optimal balance of properties for performance, safety, cost and environmental sustainability. They were developed to help meet increasing global HFC regulations while maintaining or improving performance compared to incumbent products. Chemours has invested millions of dollars to bring these new products to market and will continue to invest in new products and additional capacity as the need for low GWP solutions grows throughout the world.
For more information visit us at Opteon.com.
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 chemours.com or follow Chemours on Twitter at @chemours.
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