Chemours and Arkema sign XP40 distribution deal


The Chemours Company has signed a distributor agreement with Arkema for the distribution of XP40 (R-449A) in the European Union, to meet the growing demand for low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants under the F-Gas Regulation.

The 2018 F-Gas cap and phase-down reduction of 37 percent has generated significant demand for low GWP alternatives to replace legacy products such as R-404A and R-507A.

XP40 is currently the refrigerant of choice among leading supermarkets, retailers, contractors, distributors and end-users in the EU for retrofit and new equipment, delivering improved performance with a more sustainable environmental footprint and over 65 percent reduction in GWP in comparison to existing products.

The agreement between Chemours and Arkema has furthered the reach of XP40 in the marketplace. Diego Boeri, vice president of Chemours Fluorochemicals said: “We are pleased to be able to expand access to XP40 in the EU market via Arkema, another leading supplier of fluorochemical refrigerants.

“Since 2015, XP40 has played a critical role in allowing the market to comply with the F-Gas Regulation. We are committed to continuing to help the industry succeed under the F-Gas Regulation while enabling customers and the marketplace to ensure business continuity.”

Chemours offers a full portfolio of low and very low GWP solutions to enable customers to meet their F-Gas objectives. Along with XP40, Opteon XL products are very low GWP solutions offering up to 99 percent  GWP reduction and improved performance for new equipment designs.