Chemours Discontinues U.S. Sales of Legacy Freon™ Refrigerants 404A and 507

The Chemours Company (“Chemours”) (NYSE: CC) announced its strategic decision to cease sales of Freon™ 404A (R-404A) and Freon™ 507 (R-507) in the United States. Chemours—the inventors of Freon™ and Opteon™ refrigerant portfolios —will discontinue U.S. sales of these select Freon™ products as of May 2, 2024, in support of regulatory phasedown requirements.

The strategy aligns with regulatory phasedowns of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), outlined under the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act and Canada’s Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations (ODSHAR).

This decision supports our commitment to creating a better world through the power of our chemistry, advancing decarbonization, circularity, and socioeconomic value through greener solutions industrywide,” said Doug Westerhoff, Americas Sales Director of Thermal & Specialized Solutions at Chemours. “The U.S. AIM Act outlines an ambitious phasedown program that demands a significant reduction in HFC sales and consumption with a targeted 40% phase down by 2024. This target helped shape the timing of our announcement, and we are confident this decision will contribute significantly to our customers meeting their sustainability targets.”