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DuPont Progresses Opteon Roll Out - Analyst Blog
5/1/2013 5:49:00 PM
) has announced that it is making strong progress in
commercializing Opteon YF (HFO-1234yf) refrigerant. It is making
commercial shipments of the refrigerant from its facilities in
Japan and China.
DuPont considers Opteon YF to be an ideal solution for automotive air conditioning in terms of safety, performance and environmental impact. DuPont anticipates that it has enough supply to meet current customer needs for compliance with the European Union's Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) Directive, effective Jan 2013. This regulation is a necessary component in the European Union's sustainability programs and will have considerable impact on reducing the environmental footprint of automobiles.
In order to facilitate more adoption of Opteon YF, DuPont is prepared to invest in additional capacities and has also build a strong network for distribution of Opteon YF to aftermarket customers in Europe.
The facility in China maintains the product quality and production levels and sometimes even exceeds it. The supply target customers in China, who have already switched to Opteon YF, are also visiting the facility in China to understand its capabilities and quality assurance processes.
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