Opteon™ XL41 Refrigerant-compatible compressors now available from BITZER to replace R-410A in heat pump and air conditioning applications

BITZER ORBIT scroll compressors are ready to work with Opteon™ XL41 (R-454B) and help to meet EU F-Gas Regulation and Ecodesign Directive

Geneva, Switzerland, January 10, 2019 – The Chemours Company (Chemours) (NYSE: CC), a global chemistry company with leading market positions in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, announces that Opteon™ XL41 (R-454B) -compatible compressors are now part of the product portfolio from leading compressor manufacturer BITZER headquartered in Sindelfingen, Germany. With the ORBIT series, BITZER offers a comprehensive solution to help system manufacturers meet the ambitious objectives of the European F-Gas Regulation and Ecodesign Directive, and enables customers to select the lowest global warming potential (GWP) R-410A-like solution in the market.

All BITZER ORBIT scroll series (ORBIT, ORBIT+ and ORBIT FIT) are now fully capable working with Opteon™ XL41 (R-454B). With a GWP of 466 (AR4), and an ASHRAE safety classification of A2L, XL41 offers the lowest GWP replacement solution for R-410A in new equipment, while providing improved energy efficiency compared to R-410A, similar capacity and excellent design compatibility.

To further assist system manufacturers, BITZER has updated its component selection software, including the newly developed ORBIT+ series, featuring a Line Start Permanent Magnet (LSPM) motor, and the ORBIT FIT series with economizer technology, as well as new refrigerants, including Opteon™ XL41 (R-454B). Ricardo Rodríguez, Product Manager Scroll Compressors for EMEA at BITZER, adds: “Having the ORBIT scroll series released for Opteon™ XL41 (R-454B) allows BITZER to offer solutions for air conditioning and heat pump applications, which comply with the long-term targets of the European F-Gas Regulation while minimizing the impact on equipment re-design and providing similar performance when replacing R-410A”.

Diego Boeri, Vice President of Chemours Fluorochemicals commented: “We are extremely pleased that BITZER has completed qualification of their ORBIT Scroll Series with Opteon™ XL41, and that these compressors represent an important offering in the market. This will enable customers to proactively transition to the lowest GWP, R-410A-like refrigerant solution, which is critical as we approach the next significant phasedown step in the F-Gas Regulation in 2021.”

The Opteon™ XL refrigerant series is a portfolio of sustainable and versatile refrigerants with an ASHRAE safety classification of A2L that meet the long-term needs of the refrigeration, air conditioning, heat pump and chiller markets. It has been developed to support the global goals of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which is driving the industry to more sustainable refrigerant choices and equipment designs to reduce the carbon footprint of the HVACR industry. Specifically, in Europe, the very low GWP Opteon™ XL refrigerant portfolio supports the market transitions required by the F-Gas Regulation and enables customers to select their optimal solution – considering performance, safety, sustainability and total cost of ownership.

For more information on Opteon™ refrigerants, please visit opteon.com 

For more information on BITZER ORBIT scroll compressors, please visit Bitzer website at: www.bitzer.de

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 marketdefining 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.

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Alexandra Zlatanov
Marketing Communication Specialist, EMEA
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