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NEWS


Chemours triples Opteon YF capacity


C


hemours has announced the start-up of its new Opteon YF (HFO-1234yf) low global warming


potential (GWP) refrigerant production facility at its Corpus Christi manufacturing plant in Ingleside, Texas.


This facility will enable Chemours to triple the global capacity of its hydrofl


environment.” The Opteon YF (HFO- 1234yf) refrigerant production facility is the largest such facility in the world. It comes at a critical time as the world transitions to the next generation of refrigerants to achieve long-term sustainability.


fluoroolefin (HFO) 1234yf-based


products to meet increasing market demands for more environmentally sustainable refrigerants an d blends. “The start-up completes the fi al phase of the $300 million project we started in 2016, which triples supply capacity of Opteon YF across multiple industries and applications,” said Mark Vergnano, Chemours president and chief executive. “This milestone is a tangible example of our steadfast commitment to providing the world with low GWP refrigerant products that are better for the


tes the fi fin


Opteon YF refrigerant is used in automotive air conditioning and is designed to replace R134a, with a GWP that is 99.9% lower. This helps decrease the greenhouse gas footprint for motor vehicles.


The expanded capacity will also enable Chemours to meet the growing need for next-generation refrigerants in stationary air con ditioning, refrigeration, an d chillers. The Corpus Christi site employs a


patented process to manufacture Opteon YF for automotive air conditioning and refrigerant blends used across a range of applications.


SBS relocates two branches


S


mith Brothers has already seen developments in


2019 with the relocation of


two branches, Birmingham and Oldham, into bigger units.


The modern larger units ensure it can meet customer requirements and service the growth experienced in recent years. The increased stock level potential will offer multiple benefits to local customers.


Smith Brothers exceeded £100m for the first time in 2018, making it the most successful year in its more than 120 y


ye


phone numbers remain the same. co.uk/branches/). Both email and the SBS branch locator (https://sbs. To see the new locations, visit


To Regarding SBS Birmingham,


Neil Slade, director at Harris Lamb, which oversees the management of the unitm said: “This is the latest letting at Alpha Park, and sees a satisfied occupier commit to larger premises on the site as part of its plans to drive its operation


ore than 120 yearhistory. With the business planning to continue the growth in 2019, the relocations promise to build a great foundation for the company expansion.


the company to continue the y


A lpha Park’s prime location, just depot in the West Midlands and “This is the company’s only forward.


half a mile from Junction 1 of the


preference to retain the location.” distribution, hence Smith Brothers M5, makes it the perfect hub for


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