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5 Tips for a Successful Transition to R-1234yf


There has been a notable shift in automotive refrigerants, with R-1234yf continuing to replace R-134a in new vehicles. Boasting significant environmental benefits over its predecessor, R-1234yf stands apart for its zero ODP and lower GWP. Shop owners and mechanics must stay up to date on the specifics of R-1234yf to gain a competitive edge. By capitalizing on the regulatory-driven shift to a more climate-friendly refrigerant, this 60-minute webinar aims to equip participants with strategies that can help grow their businesses.

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


Natalie Dixon, Ph.D., Americas Marketing Manager – Automotive & Specialties | Thermal & Specialized Solutions, The Chemours Company

Dr. Natalie Dixon serves as the Americas Marketing Manager for Automotive & Specialties and Thermal & Specialized Solutions (TSS) for the Chemours Company. In this role, Natalie focuses on supporting the automotive aftermarket and heavy-duty and off-highway vehicle markets with their transition to R-1234YF solutions to support business growth and a sustainable, healthier planet. Natalie holds a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry and has almost two decades of experience, which have taken her from the labs to “out front,” driving new product development and business growth for a range of world-shaping chemical technologies. After serving as Six Sigma Champion and Technology Manager for Chemours Ti-Pure™/Teflon™ brands, Natalie later joined the Chemours (TSS) team as well as the TSS analytical, thermodynamic, and modeling technology team. In these roles Natalie established strong roots for her current position and a passion for helping Chemours lead the HVACR and automotive industries through a transition based on zero ozone depleting.

Matt Stoia, Technical Services Specialist, The Chemours Company

Matt Stoia came into his role as Chemours’ Technical Services Specialist for Thermal & Specialized Solutions with a robust history of involvement, experience, and achievements across the company. In recent years, he has been instrumental in helping Chemours lead the automotive industry in the transition to lower-GWP A2L refrigerant technology through. With expertise in undertaking extensive and ongoing mobile aftermarket research as well as providing technical service support for Freon™ and new-generation Chemours Opteon™ YF (R-1234yf) refrigerants, Matt serves as a key connection between the needs and challenges of the industry and the solutions and opportunities stemming from Chemours’ nearly 100 years of refrigerant innovation.


Amanda Hosey, Editor, SAE Media Group

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