Chemours to expand production of greener aerosol propellant

The Chemours Discovery Hub, located on the University of Delaware's Science, Technology and Advanced Research Campus, houses more than 300 researchers and scientists.

The Chemours Company is expanding production of Chemours HFC-152a by approximately 20 percent. The expansion will come at the company’s manufacturing facility in Ingleside, Texas, 20 minutes outside of Corpus Christi, with completion expected by mid-2024.

Chemours is based in Wilmington and has a research center in Newark.

HFC-152a is used in various personal care, household, industrial, and construction applications. As the only U.S. domestic supplier of HFC-152a, the capacity increase provides long-term confidence to customers in an evolving regulatory landscape, as well as enabling the availability of multiple products ranging from adhesives and lubricant oils to hair care and body spray products to thermal insulating foams, a release stated.

“As regulations drive the continued phasedown of high GWP propellants, HFC-152a will continue to be a critical tool for aerosol formulators and insulating foam producers, offering the consistent, reliable, high-performance their customers demand,” said Joseph Martinko, president of Thermal & Specialized Solutions at Chemours. “Chemours is dedicated to helping customers across industries meet evolving regulatory requirements with solutions that minimize environmental impact without compromising performance. This investment is simply the latest example of that commitment. We will continue to invest in HFC-152a and other low GWP solutions to meet the needs of our customers and downstream users with minimal impact on our shared planet.”