Arkema, a leading global refrigerant producer, is developing low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants to meet the future needs of the industry. Arkema’s global refrigerant solutions will move to very-low GWP across all refrigeration and HVAC markets.
One example is Arkema’s Forane 449B with a GWP of 1,296, a non-flammable replacement for R404A/R22 in commercial refrigeration, low-temperature standalone equipment, and air conditioning systems.
Going to a very low GWP of less than 150 is Forane 457A (ARM-20a), capable of offering higher efficiency when replacing R404A or R22 in HVAC&R applications. And for those looking to replace R404A with minimal equipment changes, ARM- 25 has an efficiency consistently higher than R404A with a close capacity and reduced discharge temperatures.