Investment represents company’s commitment to advancing global climate and air-quality targets with sustainable, low-VOC solutions for the propellant and foam markets
The Chemours Company (“Chemours”) (NYSE: CC), a global chemistry company with leading market positions in Titanium Technologies, Thermal & Specialized Solutions, and Advanced Performance Materials, today announced it is expanding production of Chemours HFC-152a by approximately 20 percent. In addition to helping meet customer demands for lower global warming potential (GWP) propellants and foam blowing agents, the expansion will enable reduced VOCs (volatile organic compounds) in consumer products and support the growing demand in thermal insulation foam products. The capacity expansion will occur at the company’s manufacturing facility in Ingleside, Texas—located 20 minutes outside of Corpus Christi—completion expected by mid 2024.
HFC-152a is a versatile, low GWP, non-VOC, aerosol propellant and foam blowing agent used in a wide range of personal care, household, industrial, and construction applications. As the sole U.S. domestic supplier of HFC-152a, the capacity increase provides long-term confidence to customers in an evolving regulatory landscape, as well as enabling the availability of multiple products ranging from adhesives and lubricant oils to hair care and body spray products to thermal insulating foams. Chemours HFC-152a is sold in the foam blowing agent market as Formacel™ Z-2 and in the aerosol propellant market as HP 152a.
“As regulations drive the continued phasedown of high GWP propellants, HFC-152a will continue to be a critical tool for aerosol formulators and insulating foam producers, offering the consistent, reliable, high-performance their customers demand,” said Joseph Martinko, President of Thermal & Specialized Solutions at Chemours. “Chemours is dedicated to helping customers across industries meet evolving regulatory requirements with solutions that minimize environmental impact without compromising performance. This investment is simply the latest example of that commitment. We will continue to invest in HFC-152a and other low GWP solutions to meet the needs of our customers and downstream users with minimal impact on our shared planet.”
Chemours is the only domestic producer of HFC-152a and continues to support customers by meeting the growing market demand for sustainable solutions to the aerosol propellant and foam markets.
About The Chemours Company
The Chemours Company (NYSE: CC) is a global leader in Titanium Technologies, Thermal & Specialized Solutions, and Advanced Performance Materials 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, and oil and gas. Our flagship products are sold under prominent brands such as Ti-Pure™, Opteon™, Freon™, Teflon™, Viton™, Nafion™, and Krytox™. The company has approximately 6,600 employees and 29 manufacturing sites serving approximately 2,900 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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