The Arkema Group is one of the world’s top producers of fluorinated chemicals, under the brand Forane, including refrigerants as well as foam blowing agents, solvents, and aerosols. Arkema’s refrigerants are used for various HVAC&R applications. During Chillventa 2016 held in October, JARN interviewed Matthew T. Ritter, Global Business Director, Fluorochemicals, and OlivierPoyet, General Manager EMEA, Fluorochemicals Business Unit of Arkema, to hear about its refrigerants.
JARN (J): What is your main focus here at Chillventa?
Arkema (A): Arkema is present at Chillventa for three main purposes: to meet with our customers, showcase our current portfolio, and share the details on our next generation of refrigerants. Arkema made several presentations at Chillventa exhibiting our next generation of solutions which include a number of offerings with a global warming potential (GWP) less than 150 as replacements for R22, R404A, and R134a. These new Forane refrigerant alternatives include R457A, ARM-25, ARM- 20b, and ARM-42. Arkema also presented several successful case studies and trials of a replacement for R410A, which is Forane 459A refrigerant.