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Arkema to Invest in low-GWP Gas

9:46 AM MDT | July 22, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Arkema says it will invest in European production of a low-global warming potential (low-GWP) fluorinated gas for automotive air conditioning. Arkema did not specify how much it will invest in the project. Production will be at Pierre-Bénite, France or Zaramillo, Spain where the company currently produces fluorinated gases, Arkema says. The gas, dubbed R1234yf, will gradually replace hydrofluorocarbon 134a beginning in 2011, Arkema says. The company says it is producing laboratory-scale quantities of R1234yf and plans to produce on an industrial scale in...

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