AlliedSignal to increase fluorocarbons facility
Part of the demand is being driven by the continuing global use of refrigerant blends containing HFC-125, used primarily in commercial refrigeration and home air-conditioning applications. A combination of HFC-125 and HFC-32 developed by the company, known as AZ-20 (R410A), is used as a substitute for HFC-22 for use in home air-conditioners.
The plant produces HFC-125, HFC-134a, HCFC-123 and HCFC 124.
The expansion will take place in two phases. The first phase will increase capacity by 25% and is to be completed in the third quarter of 1999. The second phase will achieve the remaining 75% increase by the end of the 2000.