Opt for the preferred refrigerant of the NHL®

Rink operators across North America face a looming challenge: preparing for the final years of regulations that phase out the production of R-22 by 2020. Opteon™ refrigerants provide an optimal balance of performance, safety, and cost efficiency compared to other alternatives, while providing sustainable solutions for your rink.

Chemours has partnered with the NHL® as part of the NHL’s Greener Rinks Initiative, a league-wide program committed to sharing sustainable business practices with community rink operators and owners.

Read more from Chemours about how Opteon™ is changing the game:

Chemours’ case studies and new installs 
Case Study: Mars Lakeview Arena successfully upgraded to Opteon™ XP40 from R-22
New Install: Loudoun Ice Center Installs Opteon™ XP10 refrigerant chiller system


Chemours' expert webinar
Opteon™ Solutions Webinar: The Future of Refrigerants for Ice Rinks

Chemours’ Smart Refrigerant Selection for Ice Rinks white paper series
White paper part I: What you need to know about refrigerants, regulations, system design, and more 
White paper part II: What you need to know about safety and health




Opt to be ahead of the game

For more than 85 years, Chemours has provided innovative refrigeration solutions to meet the changing needs of our customers. Opteon™ low global warming potential (GWP) and non-ozone-depleting (ODP) products are the latest innovation, offering a cost-effective long-term solution for ice rinks to meet existing and new regulations without sacrificing performance.

We are proud to be partnering with the NHL® and community rink owners and operators across North America. Our experts are ready to answer your questions and assist you with your R-22 transition needs. Contact us today to find the right Opteon™ solution for your ice rink.


The NHL® has partnered with Chemours to support its Greener Rinks initiative. You can also learn more about the environmental, energy efficiency, and cost benefits of Opteon™ products for other applications, such as automotive air conditioning, refrigeration, and HVAC at opteon.com.

Automotive air conditioning

Opteon™ YF (HFO-1234yf) refrigerant replaces HFC-134a in automotive air conditioning—reducing the GWP by more than 99%.

Commercial refrigeration

Many supermarkets and restaurants have made the switch to Opteon™, reducing GWP and increasing energy efficiency.


Facility managers across the globe have decreased their carbon footprint by using Opteon™ refrigerants.