Arkema is one of the world's top producers of fluorinated chemicals, under the Forane® and Foranext® brand, including refrigerants, blowing agents, and specialties.
Arkema's refrigerants are used wherever cooling or refrigeration are required, including home air conditioners and heat pumps, appliances, automobiles, food processing, commercial refrigeration, industrial refrigeration, chillers, and supermarkets.
Products in this range
Forane® 123 (R-123) is a single-component, liquid refrigerant used in new and existing centrifugal chillers. Forane® 123 has one of the lowest OPD values of any HCFC and has a very low GWP. R-123 is going through a mandatory phase out, scheduled according to the Montreal Protocol.
Forane® 134a refrigerant
Forane® 134a (R-134a) is a non-ozone depleting HFC with properties very similar to R-12. It can be used both as a pure refrigerant and as a component in refrigerant blends. R-134a is used in applications, including automotive air conditioning, chillers, medium temperature commercial refrigeration, refrigeration appliances, dehumidifier, and transport refrigeration.
Forane® 22 refrigerant (R-22) is used in a broad range of applications, including residential and commercial air conditioning, refrigeration, chillers, room air conditioning, heat pumps, transport refrigeration, and other comfort cooling and refrigeration applications. R-22 is an HCFC and is going through a mandatory phase out for manufacturing and importing by January 1, 2020, according to the Montreal Protocol. It will remain legal for end-users to purchase and use Forane® 22 refrigerant in existing R-22 equipment past this date. R-22 virgin and reclaim refrigerants are readily available and will be for years to come. Retrofit refrigerants, such as Forane® 427A - The EASY RETROFITTM, may be options for servicing existing R-22 installations.
Forane® 32 has a unique balance of cost, performance, low GWP, and availability, making it a growing choice for HVAC. Forane® 32 (HFC-32 or R-32) is one of the next generation low GWP (675) solutions being implemented globally. R-32 is a refrigerant gas for air conditioning, with high capacity and zero glide, and electronics. Forane® 32 is growing in consensus as the choice for new air conditioning units, designed for mildly flammable refrigerants as a replacement for R-410A (GWP 2088).
Forane® 408A refrigerant (R-408A) is a low-ozone depleting, near-azeotropic HCFC-containing blend of R-22, R-125, and R-143a, designed to match the performance of R-502. Forane® 408A is a retrofit solution for medium and low temperature refrigeration systems that are currently using R-502. R-408A should not be mixed with R-502 or used to top off the charge of an existing system operating on R-502. R-408A is not intended for use in new equipment. R-408A contains an HCFC and, as an ozone depleting refrigerant, is subject to phase out according to the Montreal Protocol international treaty and the Clean Air Act in the United States.
Forane® HTS 1233zd
Forane® HTS 1233zd refrigerant is a non-ozone depleting, low global warming potential (GWP) HFO refrigerant. Forane® HTS 1233zd offers an excellent balance of refrigerant properties for use in centrifugal chillers, along with high efficiency, low environmental impact, and non-flammability. Forane® HTS 1233zd is rated non-flammable, ASHRAE class A1.
Forane® 404A (R-404A) is a non-ozone depleting, near azeotropic blend of HFC refrigerants R-125, R-143a, and R-134a, and is formulated to match the properties of R-502, making it useful for a variety of medium and low temperature refrigeration applications. R-404A has been approved by many refrigeration compressor and system manufacturers for use in new refrigeration equipment, such as food display and storage cases, cold storage rooms, ice machines, transportation, and process refrigeration.
Forane® 407A (R-407A) is a non-ozone depleting, zeotropic blend of HFC refrigerants R-32, R-125, and R-134a. Forane® 407A is a lower GWP refrigerant, designed for the replacement of R-404A and R-507A (retrofit and new equipment) in medium and low temperature refrigeration. Common applications include supermarket refrigeration, refrigerated transports, and food processing. R-407A can also be used as an R22 retrofit for medium and low temperature refrigeration systems but is not intended for air-conditioning applications nor recommended for use in systems with flooded evaporators. Overall system capacities and efficiencies of an R-407A retrofit will be similar to those of R-22 for the US.
Forane® 407C (R-407C) is a non-ozone depleting, zeotropic blend of HFC refrigerants R-32, R-125, and R-134a, and has been formulated to match the properties of R-22 closely in air conditioning applications. Forane® 407C can be used to replace R-22 in new or existing R-22 residential and commercial air conditioning systems as well as non-flooded evaporator chillers. R-407C is completely immiscible with mineral oil and will require a complete oil change to POE when retrofitting an R-22 installation. Like other R22 retrofits, R-407C is a high glide blend and is therefore typically not recommended for use in a system with a flooded evaporator.
Forane® 410A refrigerant (R-410A) is a non-ozone depleting, near azeotropic refrigerant blend of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) R-32 and R-125 developed for use in air conditioning applications. Forane® 410A refrigerant is used in new residential and light commercial air conditioning systems, heat pumps, dehumidifiers, chillers, and other HVAC applications. Due to the higher refrigerating capacity and pressures of R-410A, it should not be used as a retrofit refrigerant in R-22 equipment.
Forane® 427A (R427A) - The EASY RETROFIT™
Forane® 427A (R427A) is the ideal R22 retrofit for air conditioning, heat pumps, and refrigeration applications. Benefits include: - Better efficiency than most R22 retrofits - Comparable capacity to R-22 - Nearly identical pressures to R-22 - Lower discharge temperatures - Mineral oil compatible - No TXV replacement required - Copeland DiscusTM and Bitzer approved For Forane® 427A retrofit stickers, please call customer service at (800) 245-5858 , press 0 (North America only). To learn more about the retrofitting process, visit r22retrofits.com.
Forane® 449A (XP40)
Forane® 449A (XP40) is a R-404A & R-22 retrofit with reduced GWP of 1282 and higher efficiency for low and medium temperature commercial and industrial refrigeration.
Forane® 507A (R-507A) is a non-ozone depleting, azeotropic blend of HFC refrigerants R-125 and R-143a. R-507A has properties that match those of R-502 closely, making it a good refrigerant for some medium and most low temperature refrigeration applications. Forane® 507A is approved by compressor and system manufacturers for use in new refrigeration equipment, such as food display and storage cases, cold storage rooms, transportation, and process refrigeration.
Forane® FBA 1233zd foam blowing agent
Forane® FBA 1233zd is a high performance, low global warming potential (GWP) liquid blowing agent that is SNAP approved for most polyurethane (PU) applications, including residential appliance, commercial refrigeration, construction panels and doors, as well as spray foam. Forane® FBA 1233zd is non-flammable, liquid blowing agent.
Air conditioning and refrigeration
- Air conditioning
- Air treatment
Automotive and transportation
Building and construction
Chemical and plastics industry
- Polymer manufacturing (PTFE)
- Appliance foam