Chemours announces 20% capacity increase of HFC-152a
In addition to helping meet customer demands for lower global warming potential (GWP) propellants and foam blowing agents, Chemours said the expansion will enable reduced VOCs in consumer products and support the growing demand in thermal insulation foam products.
The capacity expansion will occur at the company’s manufacturing facility in Ingleside, Texas in the US, with completion expected by mid-2024.
HFC-152a is a versatile, low GWP, non-VOC, aerosol propellant and foam blowing agent used in a wide range of personal care, household, industrial and construction applications.
As the sole U.S. domestic supplier of HFC-152a, Chemour said the capacity increase provides long-term confidence to customers in an evolving regulatory landscape, as well as enabling the availability of multiple products ranging from adhesives and lubricant oils to hair care and body spray products to thermal insulating foams.
Chemours HFC-152a is sold in the foam blowing agent market as Formacel™ Z-2 and in the aerosol propellant market as HP 152a.
“As regulations drive the continued phasedown of high GWP propellants, HFC-152a will continue to be a critical tool for aerosol formulators and insulating foam producers, offering the consistent, reliable, high-performance their customers demand,” said Joseph Martinko, president of thermal & specialised solutions at Chemours.
“Chemours is dedicated to helping customers across industries meet evolving regulatory requirements with solutions that minimise environmental impact without compromising performance.
"This investment is simply the latest example of that commitment. We will continue to invest in HFC-152a and other low GWP solutions to meet the needs of our customers and downstream users with minimal impact on our shared planet.”