Opteon™ XL40 Honored at the RAC Cooling Industry Awards

The Low GWP Refrigerant by Chemours Won the Cold Chain Project Award for a 404A Transition Project with Dawsonrentals

LONDON, Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chemours Company (Chemours) (NYSE: CC), a global chemistry company with leading market positions in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, won for their Opteon™ XL40 refrigerant at the 2017 RAC Cooling Industry Awards.  The company received the Cold Chain Project award for its support of Dawsonrentals transition of their refrigeration system to Opteon™ XL40 (R-454A), a new low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant solution by Chemours.  This award is granted to a project that has proven results for advancing the progress of the cold chain and has helped the environment in the process.

Dawsonrentals introduced the concept of mobile cold stores in Europe and now offers more than 2,500 mobile cold rooms, industrial freezers, blast chillers and tempering units for rent, making Dawsongroup the market leader in renting cold storage solutions.  Their customer, Park Cake Bakery, a leading supplier of premium private label cakes and desserts in the UK, has opened a new custom-built temperature controlled storage facility in September 2017.  The new building is the first of its kind to be cooled with Opteon™ XL40 refrigerant. 

Park Cake Bakery Supply Chain Manager George Walsh commented that, "Our new building is far more economical and convenient in every respect.  Using Opteon™ XL40 with a GWP of 239 compared with the legacy HFC refrigerant R-404A with a GWP of 3922 also makes a significant contribution to reducing our environmental impact."

Diego Boeri, vice president Chemours Fluorochemicals shares, "We are honored to receive these awards from RAC as they demonstrate Chemours' leadership in developing low GWP refrigerants.  We believe that our Opteon™ portfolio represents a clear long-term sustainable solution for the refrigerants industry as it offers better performance for our customers and the environment."

Opteon™ XL40 (R-454A), an A2L HFO based refrigerant, provides a 94% reduction in GWP over R-404A, while delivering excellent performance in R-404A equipment designs.

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 NafionChemours 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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