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Chemours Now Taking Orders in North America for Opteontm XL41 Zero ODP, Low GWP Refrigerant

The Chemours Company ("Chemours") (NYSE: CC), a global chemistry company with leading market positions in Titanium Technologies, Thermal & Specialized Solutions, and Advanced Performance Materials, began taking orders from North American customers in December for its Opteontm XL41 (R-454B) hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) refrigerant, which the company will start fulfilling by the end of Q1 2023. Opteontm XL41 is an R-410A replacement in new air conditioning and heat pump applications, offering zero ozone depletion potential (ODP) and an approximate 78% reduction in global warming potential (GWP) when compared to R-410A (AR4 GWP). One of the latest next-generation solutions in the Chemours Opteontm portfolio, in addition to being the lowest GWP replacement for R-410A alternatives on the market today, Opteontm XL41 offers the optimal balance of performance, sustainability, and cost, and is classified as a low-flammability (A2L) refrigerant.

The availability of Opteontm XL41 refrigerant comes approximately one year ahead of the next major scheduled step-down outlined in the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act. Starting January 1, 2024, regulations will require an additional 30% reduction in hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) production and consumption. Amidst this regulatory landscape, Opteontm XL41 will offer customers product longevity.

"As the industry prepares for the next HFC phasedown, Chemours is fully committed to supporting a diverse group of HVACR applications in making a successful transition to sustainable refrigeration solutions," said Alisha Bellezza, President of Thermal & Specialized Solutions at Chemours. "We are excited that so many of the major players in equipment manufacturing recognize the environmental and performance efficacy of Opteontm XL41. Together, we are ensuring the refrigerant and equipment are readily available to support an industry-wide move to the lowest possible GWP operation without sacrificing performance."

Opteontm XL41 has already been selected by most leading global OEMs, including Carrier, Johnson Controls, and Rheem, which have announced alignment with Chemours for the utilization of this product. Overall, OEM system design changes required for Opteontm XL41 will be minimal, and it is expected that new equipment filled with the refrigerant will be available to customers before 2025. In addition to product innovation, Chemours commits extensive resources to provide customers with the training, technical support, customer service, and product supply necessary to upgrade, maintain, and service new equipment.

Chemours will spotlight Opteontm XL41?which was recently selected as the cooling category winner in the 2023 AHR Expo Innovation Awards?and other solutions in the Opteontm portfolio at the 2023 AHR Expo. Chemours will exhibit at booth C-6425 at the Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, from Feb. 6-8, 2023.

Supporting the anticipated growth in demand for Opteontm XL41 and steady demand growth for other ultra-low GWP refrigerants in the Opteontm portfolio, Chemours' $80 million capital expansion project and debottlenecking efforts at Chemours in Ingleside ? located 20 minutes outside of Corpus Christi, Texas ? will increase production capacity by approximately 40%. The expansion project will help Chemours meet the significant increase in product orders and aligns with the company's corporate responsibility targets.

About The Chemours Company

The Chemours Company (NYSE: CC) is a global leader in Titanium Technologies, Thermal & Specialized Solutions, and Advanced Performance Materials providing its customers with solutions in a wide range of industries with market-defining products, application expertise and chemistry-based innovations. We deliver customized solutions with a wide range of industrial and specialty chemicals products for markets, including coatings, plastics, refrigeration and air conditioning, transportation, semiconductor and consumer electronics, general industrial, and oil and gas. Our flagship products are sold under prominent brands such as Ti-Puretm, Opteontm, Freontm, Teflontm, Vitontm, Nafiontm, and Krytoxtm. The company has approximately 6,400 employees and 29 manufacturing sites serving approximately 3,200 customers in approximately 120 countries. Chemours is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol CC.

For more information, we invite you to visit chemours.com or follow us on Twitter @Chemours or LinkedIn.

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