DuPont forecasts HFOs to be used by 3m vehicles by 2014

By Antonio Torrisi
Published: Tuesday, 17 June 2014

As hydrofluorcarbon (HFC)-based refrigerants are facing a ban in Europe and the US, owing to their high global warming potential, the speciality chemicals manufacturer believes the market will turn to hydrofluoroolefin (HFO)-based products, which could result in a strong rebound in fluorspar demand

DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts, a subsidiary of US-based chemicals manufacturer DuPont, announced that nearly 3m vehicles worldwide will use hydrofluoroolefin ( HFO) HFO-1234yf as a refrigerant by the end of 2014.

As fluorspar is the main raw material for the production of fluorochemicals, new HFO-based refrigerants could restore traction in the fluorspar...

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