R449A in 1,000 supermarkets next year

Chemours is predicting that R449A, the lower GWP alternative refrigerant for R404A, will be adopted in more than 1,000 supermarket systems by the end of next year.

R449A, marketed by Chemours as Opteon XP40, has a GWP of 1282 which is significantly lower than R404A. A blend of R32 (24.3%), R125 (24.7%), R1234yf (25.3%) and R134a (25.7%), it is said to closely match the properties and performance to R404A, and can also replace other HFCs such as R507A, R407A and R407F. It also offers a direct replacement solution to

supermarkets looking for a more sustainable R22 replacement.

Introduced in October 2014, Chemours is reporting “strong acceleration” in the adoption of R449A in supermarket and other commercial refrigeration systems. Based on current orders and customer product testing, Chemours says XP40 is on pace to be used in more than 1,000 supermarket systems worldwide by the end of 2016 …   

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