Freon™ Refrigerants Preserve Retail Food

Food Stays Fresh with Consistent Cooling

Refrigeration is the cornerstone of retail food businesses such as supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants, and other food service establishments.

Reliable and consistent refrigeration systems safely preserve the perishable foods sold to customers and consumers. Businesses that sell food need reliable refrigerants to reduce waste and spoilage, and protect consumer health.

Refrigeration is critical in a number of retail food applications, including:

  • Supermarket display cases
  • Food storage and processing
  • Ice machines

Reliable Refrigerants for the Retail Food Industry

The cooling capacity and performance characteristics of Freon™ refrigerants are ideal for use in medium- and low-temperature commercial refrigeration.

These refrigerants:

  • Are nonflammable and safe to use (ASHRAE A1 safety classification)
  • Have zero-ozone depletion potential (ODP) because they are hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)

Effective and Dependable Alternative Refrigerants

Chemours offers a number of other equally effective refrigerants as alternatives for use in retail food refrigeration systems.

Those refrigerants include:

Long-Term Use Considerations

Regulations on the long-term use of refrigerants vary by region and application, and may change over time. For the latest information, visit the Regulations page.

Low GWP Alternatives:

Chemours has developed a new generation of low global warming potential (GWP), hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) based refrigerant replacements for new and retrofitted equipment. Learn more about Opteon™ XP40 (R-449A).