Opteon™ XL41 (R-454B) Refrigerant Selected by Johnson Controls for Air Cooled Scroll Chiller Platform in Europe

XL41 (R-454B) provides excellent performance and long term sustainability with a 78% reduction in GWP compared to R-410A

WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 16, 2018 /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 its Opteon™ XL41 (R-454B) refrigerant, a low global warming potential (GWP) replacement for R-410A, has been selected by Johnson Controls for their YORK® YLAA scroll chiller platform in Europe, with capacity ranging from 190 to 530kW. 

Opteon™ XL41 provides the industry with the lowest GWP solution to replace R-410A in positive displacement, direct expansion air-conditioning, heat pump, and chiller applications, without compromising performance.  At a GWP of 466, Opteon™ XL41 reduces CO2 emissions by 78% compared to R-410A, and more than a 30% reduction in CO2 emissions when compared to R-32, another industry candidate to replace R-410A.  This significant reduction in GWP without sacrificing capacity and improving energy efficiency by up to 5% over R-410A, comes at a critical time for the European industry, currently managing through regional F-Gas Regulations that phase down the use of HFCs.

Opteon™ XL41 was specifically designed to enable OEMs to quickly transition away from R-410A without requiring major equipment design modifications, yet achieve the maximum possible reduction in GWP to satisfy long-term regulatory requirements.  "As a R-410A replacement, XL41 offers the optimal balance of performance, safety, sustainability & cost, and is a prime example of how our Opteon™ portfolio brings value to our customers and the market," said Diego Boeri, vice-president of Chemours Fluorochemicals.  "It's great to see Johnson Controls continue to drive their strategy with a long-term, sustainable refrigerant choice for air cooled scroll chillers that can withstand the many CO2 equivalent quota step-downs that are coming in the European Union F-gas Regulations."

Chemours is proud to offer a full portfolio of low GWP solutions to enable customers to meet their regulatory obligations and sustainability (both economic and environmental) goals.  Opteon™ XL41 is part of a broad portfolio of Opteon™ refrigerant solutions for chillers, commercial refrigeration, air conditioning & heat pumps that allow the market to choose the optimal solution to meet their needs.

To learn more about Opteon™ XL41 (R-454B), visit Chemours' booth #7-222 at Chillventa, October 16-18 in Nuremberg Germany, or visit 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 us on Twitter @Chemours, or LinkedIn  

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Maria Chacon
Sr. Global Marketing Communications Manager, Fluorochemicals
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Jonathan Lock
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