Opteon™ YF (R-1234yf) Automotive Refrigerant

Benefit from a Legacy of Mobile Air Conditioning Innovation

Chemours pioneered mobile air-conditioning and has continually driven air-conditioning innovation for nearly a century. This tradition of innovation continues with Opteon™ YF (R-1234yf), the new standard in automotive air conditioning. It’s the preferred refrigerant solution for many global automotive manufacturers. In fact, today 95% of new cars for sale in the US are filled with R-1234yf.

Made in the US, Opteon™ YF (R-1234yf) offers comparable thermodynamic performance to R-134a and similar energy efficiency and capacity—with the benefit of zero ozone depletion potential (ODP) and very low global warming potential (GWP). 

The AIM (American Innovation and Manufacturing) Act of 2020 mandates a phasedown of production and use of HFCs, including R-134a, over the next 15 years. Automobile and automotive equipment manufacturers are looking to make a once-in-a-generation transition.  Look to Chemours for expertise and training.  As the developer of Freon™, Chemours has the experience to provide technical and industry information needed for a successful move to more sustainable refrigerants, like Opteon™ YF.

SNAP 24 and Commercial Automotive Refrigeration 

In 2022, the EPA SNAP (Significant New Alternative Policy) approved, through passage of Rule 24, the use of R-1234yf for mobile air conditioning in off-road (non-road) vehicles. Learn more about why Opteon™ YF is an optimal refrigerant solution for Light Duty vehicles and Heavy Duty vehicles.

Take a look at our HeavyDuty QuickGuide for more about the HFC transition for off-road automotive equipment.