Louisville, Ky., July 17, 2018 – The Chemours Company (Chemours) (NYSE: CC), a global chemistry company with leading market positions in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, today announced a $20 million investment at their Chemours Louisville plant in Louisville, Kentucky, which includes a state-of-the-art new process chiller using Opteon™ XP10 (R-513A) refrigerant. This high efficiency system will reduce the refrigerant GWP by 55% and lower the environmental footprint for both the site and the community.
The company hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at the plant site for its new asset. This new refrigeration chiller, using Opteon™ XP10, will reliably deliver high performance and energy efficient cooling for the plant’s process operations. This investment demonstrates Chemours’ commitment to its Louisville plant, and supports the local community with a significant, sustainability focused investment.
“This investment makes our manufacturing process more sustainable and provides significant local job development for our community,” said Ann Lopez, plant manager.
“Not only will this investment improve the environmental footprint of our own manufacturing site, it emphasizes the confidence we have in the long-term sustainability of the refrigerants we have developed for the industry. With our Opteon™ portfolio, we are committed to providing our customers with low GWP solutions that balance performance, safety, sustainability, and total cost of system ownership” adds Joseph Martinko, Global Business Director, Opteon™.
The Louisville site produces key raw materials used as refrigerants and in fluoropolymer manufacturing. Fluoropolymers are found in every airplane, automobile, cell phone and other communication devices. Refrigerants are critical in preserving food and medicine and allow us to create comfortable environments in hot and humid regions of the world.
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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 X. Chacon Sr. Global Marketing Communications Manager, FluoroChemicals
Jonathan Lock VP, Corporate Development and Investor Relations