Koura's journey of innovation and sustainability

With over 50 years experience of innovation, Koura's journey has been one driven by innovation and sustainability.

Our rich history, a 100 years in the making, has seen us from our days as ICI and later Ineos, all the way up to our time as Mexichem and Mexichem Fluor. In September 2019, we rebranded to become Koura, as you know us now.

And now we are a proud member of the Orbia family, committed to advancing life around the world.

Koura lives and operates by three core values; to embrace diversity, to take responsibility and to be brave.

We are the largest producer of fluorospar in the world and our fluoroproducts are used in millions of everyday applications around the world.

Covering a wide range of services, our 'mine-to-market' model ensures a secure supply chain for our customers. Our Las Cuevas mine is the largest fluorospar mineral body in the world and is fully integrated with our Matamoros chemical plant.

Our Upstream operations include product offerings in acidspar, HF and metspar steel and cement. We're also global leaders in the refrigerants and medical propellant industries thanks to our Downstream brands Klea and Zephex.

Our Klea 134a refrigerant is used in over 12 million new cars each year, while Zephex 134a is the leading solution for medical propellants.

Since 2012, we've trebled our research and development spend creating innovative solutions with a lower environmental impact. Our next-gen and low GWP Klea refrigerants offer both a lower environmental impact with significantly improved performance. Recently launched Klea 473A and LFR3 refrigerants are suitable for a range of applications, with future solutions still to come.

Zephex's low GWP solution 152a is the future of medical propellants, offering a greater than 90% reduction in GWP than current incumbent products with minimal disruption.

Find out more about our history and latest innovations by visiting our applications page.

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Media contact:
Emma Lloyd
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Email: emma.lloyd@kouraglobal.com


About Koura

Koura (formerly Mexichem Fluor) is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of fluoroproducts that play a fundamental role in enhancing everyday lives. Part of the Orbia community of companies, working together to tackle some of the world’s most complex challenges, Koura is a leading provider of innovative products and solutions across multiple sectors including petrochemical, construction, transportation and telecom. Koura’s products are used in a vast range of applications including the construction of towns and cities, keeping homes cool, food fresh and even in the treatment of respiratory conditions, providing the medical propellant used in 80% of the world’s Metered Dose Inhalers (MDIs). Headquartered in Boston, Koura has commercial activities in across the globe, with operations in Runcorn, UK, Mexico, St Gabriel, USA, Toronto, Mumbai, Mihara & Tokyo, Japan.

About Orbia

Orbia (BMV: ORBIA is a community of companies bound together by a shared purpose: to advance life around the world. Orbia’s business groups have a collective focus on insuring food security, reducing water scarcity, reinventing the future of cities and homes, connecting communities to data infrastructure, and expanding access to health and wellness with advanced materials. The business groups include Precision Agriculture, Building and Infrastructure, Fluor, Polymer Solutions, and Data Communications, which collectively pursue human centric solutions to global challenges. A global leader in specialty products and innovative solutions across multiple sectors of industry and commerce, from agriculture and infrastructure to telecommunications, healthcare and more, Orbia has commercial activities in more than 100 countries and operations in 41, with global headquarters in Mexico City, Boston, Amsterdam, and Tel Aviv.

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