Chemours Loses Ground on FY Earnings

Chemours (NYSE:CC) tumbled Tuesday, after the chemical maker said its full-year adjusted earnings were tracking slightly below the low end of its prior guidance range. It pointed to a significant decline in demand for titanium dioxide, particularly in Europe and Asia.

Earlier this month, the company announced an alliance with Bohn de Mexico, a leading commercial and industrial refrigeration equipment technology and manufacturing company with a presence in the Latin American region. As part of the alliance, Bohn de Mexico will adopt the non-ozone depleting (ODP) and low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants, Opteon™ XL20 (R-454 C), Opteon™ XL40 (R-454A), and Opteon™ XL10 (R-1234yf) for its new line of BOHN Ecoflex condensing units.

"Today, users in the refrigeration industry demand efficient and affordable solutions that comply with current environmental regulations and support them in meeting their sustainability goals," said Miguel Escamilla, Chemours' Opteon™ Refrigerants Development Leader for Mexico CAC and the Andean region.

The Opteon™ XL refrigerant line offers very low GWP solutions that fit perfectly with Bohn de Mexico's new generation of Ecoflex equipment that provide cutting-edge technological innovations for optimal energy efficiency of refrigeration systems, as well as help the company meet its sustainability goals. This new equipment will enable an easier transition to sustainable technologies by reducing the need for high investment, operating costs for conversion, and adjustment to all store sizes and refrigeration requirements.

CC shares retreated 51 cents, or 1.6%, to $30.92.