The Next Generation of Refrigerants: Keeping Up With Changing Consumer Habits
Supermarkets and grocery stores depend on reliable refrigeration systems to preserve the flavors of perishable foods and beverages and to keep them safe for consumption. As the way in which people shop for food evolves, and consumers look for more grab-and-go, ready-to-eat options, the industry is reconsidering its approach to refrigerated food storage.
From convenience stores to drug stores and big box stores, retail locations require more modern, convenient commercial refrigeration.
Trends Influencing Refrigerant Choices
While evolving buyer habits influence the selection of retail food refrigeration systems, many stores have also implemented comprehensive energy management strategies. These initiatives often include the replacement of old systems to improved energy efficient commercial refrigerators that also uses more sustainable components with less impact on the environment. The choice for a more sustainable refrigerant is an increasingly important criteria when selecting the systems.
Meet the New Generation of Low GWP Refrigerants
Opteon™ refrigerants are a new generation of hydrofluoroolefin (HFO), low GWP refrigerants, offering the optimal balance of performance, environmental sustainability, safety, and cost across applications.
Opteon™ refrigerants address the diverse needs of the retail food refrigeration sector. The portfolio includes:
Refrigerants for New Equipment Installations
Opteon™ XL refrigerants provide low and ultra-low solutions that are specifically designed for new and energy-efficient refrigeration equipment. Choose Opteon™ XL products if your existing system is too old for a retrofit or you are planning to install a new system.
Refrigerants for Retrofits
Opteon™ XP refrigerants provide a sustainable solution with a lower GWP that is suitable for retrofits and new equipment installation. Choose Opteon™ XP products if you are not ready to invest in a new system or your existing equipment has not yet reached the end of its lifetime.