Arkema to celebrate 60 years of Forane® refrigerants at AHR Expo in Orlando, FL

- Press release
Arkema will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of its Forane® brand at this year’s AHR Expo in Orlando in February. Arkema Inc. has been manufacturing in the U.S. for over 70 years, bringing high quality products to the HVACR market.

“We are excited to celebrate this milestone with our customers at the Expo in Orlando next week,” said René Molina, global business director for Arkema Fluorochemical’s emissive applications. “We believe in delivering sustainable solutions driven by innovation. By offering a robust portfolio for today, tomorrow, and beyond, we are
enabling tomorrow’s growth with a long-term outlook, supporting our customers with world-class customer and technical services.”

Arkema has faced regulatory changes over the past 60 years and adapted with creative products for the HVACR industry. Arkema has supplied a broad portfolio of products, across generations, and has provided the sustainable, safe, and innovative products this ever-changing market requires.


Forane 60 year anniversary logo“Of course, the Forane® brand would not be the success it is without our many Forane® customers, distributors, and equipment manufacturers, who have put their trust in the quality that Forane® brings to countless air conditioning and refrigeration systems across our global markets,” said Glenn Haun, director of sales Americas. “We thank them for their confidence in Forane® and what it stands for."


Arkema, a key producer in the worldwide refrigerants market, offers a broad range of products for existing and next-generation air-conditioning and refrigeration systems. At the AHR Expo, Arkema will showcase its solutions for addressing the challenge of the global transition to low-GWP (Global Warming Potential) refrigerants.


At the Expo, Arkema will feature its Forane® 32 low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant solution, the only U.S.-based producer of R-32, producing it at its Calvert City, Kentucky plant. For HVAC-R, Arkema will discuss its R-516A refrigerant during the technical program, a near drop-in and long-term solution for R-134a, with a GWP of <150. It is a close match to R-134a in capacity and efficiency, with zero glide. It adds to Arkema’s product portfolio that grows and evolves with the market, technologies, and regulations, providing refrigerant options for the future.


“The evolution of our industry through the years has challenged us to be innovative and proactive to the market place, to meet our customers’ ever-changing needs. We look forward to the future and helping our customers meet new challenges,” Anthony O’Donovan, regional group president for Fluorochemicals, Americas.


Please visit Arkema’s Forane® refrigerants team at the AHR Expo, booth # 3133.


Forane is a registered trademark of Arkema.


Stan Howard
Press Contacts
Arkema Inc. (USA)