Stopping the unlicensed manufacture, marketing, and sales of HFO-1234yf refrigerants protects innovation and customers
WILMINGTON, Del., November 12, 2021 – The Chemours Company (“Chemours”) (NYSE: CC), a global chemistry company with leading market positions in Titanium Technologies, Thermal & Specialized Solutions, Advanced Performance Materials, and Chemical Solutions, announced today that it is filing a second patent infringement lawsuit in Japan against AGC, Inc. This action reaffirms Chemours’ commitment to vigorously defend its intellectual property and investment in Opteon™ low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants and builds on its on-going efforts to stop the unlicensed manufacture, marketing, and sales of Opteon™ HFO-1234yf (R-1234yf) refrigerant by all legal means wherever that activity occurs around the world.
The lawsuit alleges infringement of Chemours’ patents covering HFO-1234yf product compositions. This is a great example of Chemours’ using its international patent estate in order to protect its investment in the development and commercialization of HFO-1234yf and to ensure that customers obtain authentic refrigerant.
Chemours offers a full portfolio of low GWP HFO solutions under the Opteon™ brand that delivers the optimal balance of performance, safety, sustainability and total cost of ownership to meet the long-term needs of the commercial refrigeration, air conditioning, heat pump, and chiller markets. They have been developed to help meet increasingly stringent global regulations while maintaining or improving performance compared to the products they replace, as well as encouraging more sustainable refrigerant choices and equipment designs to reduce the carbon footprint of the HVACR industry.
For more information on Opteon™ refrigerants, please visit opteon.com.
About The Chemours Company
The Chemours Company (Chemours or the Company) (NYSE: CC) is a global leader in Titanium Technologies, Thermal & Specialized Solutions, Advanced Performance Materials, and Chemical Solutions providing its customers with solutions in a wide range of industries with market-defining products, application expertise and chemistry-based innovations. We deliver customized solutions with a wide range of industrial and specialty chemicals products for markets, including coatings, plastics, refrigeration, and air conditioning, transportation, semiconductor and consumer electronics, general industrial, mining and oil and gas. Our flagship products include prominent brands such as Ti-Pure™, Opteon™, Freon™, Nafion™, Krytox™, Teflon™, and Viton™. In 2019, Chemours was named to Newsweek's list of America's Most Responsible Companies. The company has approximately 6,500 employees and 30 manufacturing sites serving approximately 3,300 customers in approximately 120 countries. Chemours is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol CC.
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