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DuPont Opteon XP40 and XP10 approved by Bitzer

02 April, 2015

DuPont Chemicals & Fluoroproducts (DC&F) has included Opteon XP40 (R-449A) and Opteon XP10 (R-513A) in updated compressor selection software from Bitzer Kühlmaschinenbau GmbH, Sindelfingen, Germany, for its range of semi-hermetic piston and screw compressors, which can be accessed at: www.bitzer.de/websoftware/

Opteon XP40 is a new optimised low GWP, non-flammable replacement for R-404A and R-507. XP40 has more than 60 per cent lower GWP and up to 10 per cent improved energy efficiency compared to R-404A. Opteon XP10 is an optimised new low GWP, azeotropic, non-flammable replacement for R-134a with over 55 per cent lower GWP with comparable properties and performance.

Final step

“We at DuPont are extremely pleased that Bitzer has included Opteon XP40 and XP10 in its updated compressor selection software program,” said Kathryn K. McCord, global business director, DuPont Fluorochemicals. “This inclusion marks the final step in Bitzer’s approval of XP40 and XP10 for its compressors and sets the stage for these new low GWP refrigerants to become the products of choice in refrigeration and other applications.”

As a supplier of more environmentally sustainable refrigerants, DuPont has invested hundreds of millions of dollars to bring to market the most sustainable refrigerants with no ozone depletion potential and low global warming potential. The company and its suppliers have plans to invest hundreds of millions more in the next five years to bring online additional capacity of these more sustainable, high-performance products that serve a wide range of applications.


DuPont – one of the first companies to publicly establish environmental goals more than 20 years’ ago – has broadened its sustainability commitments beyond internal footprint reduction to include market-driven targets for both revenue and research and development investment. The goals are tied directly to business growth, specifically to the development of safer and environmentally improved new products for key global markets.

The Bitzer Group is an independent manufacturer of refrigeration compressors with sales companies and production sites for reciprocating, screw and scroll compressors, as well as pressure vessels all over the globe. In 2013, 3200 employees generated sales of €621 million.


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