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Arkema to build production capacity for HFO-1234yf

6:19 AM MDT | September 6, 2013 | —Ian Young

Arkema has decided to go ahead with plans to build production capacity for the low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant gas hydrofluoroolefin (HFO)-1234yf, with an anticipated start-up in 2016. The program, based on technology developed by Arkema, will be in two phases: The first will be in Asia, and the second in Europe. Site locations have not been disclosed. The European Commission has approved HFO-1234yf as a substitute for hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-134a as the standard refrigerant used in car air-conditioning systems in the European Union. An EU ban on...

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