The Chemours Company (“Chemours”) (NYSE: CC), a global chemistry company with leading market positions in Titanium Technologies, Thermal & Specialized Solutions, and Advanced Performance Materials, announced it will be expanding its Chemours Opteon™ YF (HFO-1234yf) capacity to help meet customer needs as they continue transitioning to lower GWP refrigerants.
Chemours considers the $80 million capacity expansion project a critical growth investment that supports market demands and aligns with Chemours corporate responsibility targets, delivering high returns and delivering on its purpose. When Chemours opened the facility in June 2019, it more than tripled the company’s capacity of Opteon™ YF, making it one of the world’s largest HFO-1234yf production facilities, a distinction it will retain with this project. This investment, along with on-going de-bottlenecking projects, will further increase site capacity by approximately 40%.
“This expansion demonstrates Chemours’s devotion to our customers, the communities in which we live and work, and the health and sustainability of the planet,” said Alisha Bellezza, president of Thermal & Specialized Solutions at Chemours. “Opteon™ YF is a game-changing refrigerant solution accelerating global sustainability initiatives. As demand increases, we are proud to make the investment that will help our customers navigate the complex regulatory landscape while supporting their bottom line with a high-performing, readily available product.”
The refrigerants manufactured by Chemours in Ingleside—which is 20 minutes outside of Corpus Christi—will be delivered to a rapidly growing base of customers around the world. In the mobile air conditioning market, the number of vehicles on U.S. roads using HFO-1234yf is estimated to be at least 80 million.