DuPont will purchase company's hydrofluorocarbon refrigerant blends business.

WILMINGTON, Del. - DuPont has signed a sales agreement to purchase the Isceon hydrofluorocarbon refrigerant blends business from Rhodia. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The sale is pending regulatory approvals.

The Isceon range of refrigerants comprises non-ozone-depleting blends used as a replacement in air conditioning, cold storage, domestic refrigeration and process cooling.

"This acquisition will enlarge our HFC product portfolio and enable us to offer customers additional sustainable refrigerant solutions to accelerate the reduction of ozone-depleting substances around the world," said Mark Baunchalk, global business manager for DuPont fluorochemcial refrigerants. "DuPont has been a pioneer in the science of refrigerants for 75 years and is committed to continue developing science and technology around the world. This acquisition supports that effort and will strengthen our business."