Chemours¡¯ Opteon refrigerants win chemical council award

10 Jun 2019
Chemours¡¯ Opteon refrigerants win chemical council award
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Chemours Fluoroproducts president Paul Kirsch (centre) is presented with the American Chemistry Council award by ACC chairman, Jerry MacCleary (left), and president and CEO, Cal Dooley (right)

USA: Chemours has been presented with a Sustainability Leadership Award by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) for the development of its Opteon range of HFO-based refrigerants.

These inaugural awards, presented today at the ACC annual meeting in Colorado Springs, recognise outstanding achievements by member companies in three areas: transparency and collaboration, environmental protection and circularity and societal contributions.

Chemours was recognised by receiving the Societal Contributions award for “products, processes or initiatives that illustrate a commitment to innovating for a sustainable future for society”.

“Our development of Opteon is a perfect example of how the power of chemistry can help solve some of the world’s largest challenges,” said Mark Vergnano, Chemours president and CEO.

“Consumers are demanding cleaner, greener, and more energy-efficient products, and we’re positioning our customers farther up the value chain to meet that demand with products like Opteon,” said Paul Kirsch, president of Fluoroproducts at Chemours. “This is about doing well by doing good; we are dedicated to becoming a different kind of chemistry company for a world that demands more.”

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