On-Demand Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping

The Road Ahead: From R-134a to R-1234yf Refrigerants


R-1234yf refrigerant is on the road to replacing R-134a as the refrigerant of choice in multiple applications. This is influencing industry activities from major OEMs that produce vehicles and equipment to the aftermarkets that service them. From cars to trucks to EVs, R-1234yf delivers on the requirements of environmental responsibility, safety, performance, and applicability.

This 60-minute Webinar will dive into R-1234yf’s properties, safety, and classifications as well as how it offers a solution for facing the phase down of R-134a.

Topics include how R-1234yf:

  • Classifies as an A2L refrigerant under ASHRAE and ISO817 Safety Ratings
  • Meets global regulations for lower GWP refrigerants
  • Presents the best option for future regulatory changes

An audience Q&A session will follow the technical presentation.


Christina Spalding, North American Business Development Leader – Automotive, Thermal, and Specialized Solutions, Chemours

Christina Spalding is Chemours’s North American Business Development Leader for Automotive, Thermal, and Specialized Solutions. She focuses on working with customers throughout the value chain to transition to low-GWP refrigerant solutions. Christina holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of South Carolina and has more than 20 years of experience in the HVACR industry, both in stationary refrigeration and mobile air conditioning.

Victoria VanDuren, Marketing Senior Analyst, Chemours

Victoria VanDuren serves as a Marketing Senior Analyst at Chemours, where her primary focus is aiding and promoting the heavy-duty/off-highway automotive sector’s transition to low-GWP refrigerant solutions. She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Rowan University.


Amanda Hosey, Editor, SAE Media Group

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