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News Archive - November 2006

Honeywell moves to certify Chinese manufacturers 27 November 2006
IN AN effort to combat R410A counterfeiters and protect its customers, refrigerant producer Honeywell has introduced a new certification programme for Chinese air-conditioner manufacturers. As holders of worldwide patents for R410A, Honeywell's new scheme identifies the manufacturers as licensed users of the refrigerant purchased from licensed suppliers.

Preston Group adds Gelfred products 24 November 2006
COMPRESSOR remanufacturer the Preston Group has become the sole distributor in several European countries for the full range of Spanish manufacturer Gelfred's Gelpha range of semi-hermetic compressors, spare parts, ancillary equipment and condensing units. To support the range in the UK, the Preston Group has appointed Climate Center as sole UK distributor for Gelfred compressors.

Greens call for an end to R22 production incentives 23 November 2006
ENVIRONMENTAL groups are calling for an end to incentives for third world countries to over-produce HCFCs.

WR to purchase Hussmann's UK contracting operations 22 November 2006
WR Refrigeration Ltd, the Leicester-based commercial refrigeration and air conditioning contractor - is set to acquire the UK service and contracting operations of Hussmann Europe Ltd.

WR to purchase Hussmann's UK contracting operations 22 November 2006
WR Refrigeration Ltd, the Leicester-based commercial refrigeration and air conditioning contractor - is set to acquire the UK service and contracting operations of Hussmann Europe Ltd.

SEC looks to the Olympics as retentions decline 21 November 2006
WHILE over 12% of construction contracts, by turnover, are now retention free, the Specialist Engineering Contractors (SEC) Group has voiced concerns that there are still too many contractors insisting on retentions, even though clients are not requiring them.

Refrigerant producers call for tougher action over illegal imports 20 November 2006
EUROPEAN refrigerant producers are urging authorities to crack down on the illegal import of ozone depleting CFCs, HCFCs and other fluorinated greenhouse gases.

Magnetic refrigeration moves forward 20 November 2006
SCIENTISTS in Germany have unveiled a pioneering new technique involving the magnetic cooling of gas, reveals a study published in the journal Physics this month.

NHBC predicts upturn in domestic ac 17 November 2006
THE National House-Building Council (NHBC) predicts that more domestic homes will be turning to air conditioning as the climate warms up.

Computers leading to increased air conditioning use 17 November 2006
Computers in schools are resulting in an increase in the use of air conditioning, according to a new report.

Trimco Coolair changes name to Abanta 17 November 2006
REFRIGERATED display equipment distributor Trimco Coolair Ltd is to be rebranded Abanta. The move comes following the recent announcement by Trimco Coolair1s Portuguese parent company, Trimco EF, that it had appointed Phoenix Retail Services, an independent company as exclusive UK agent for its products.

The great Chinese takeaway 16 November 2006
AS THE EU and the US increase pressure on the Chinese to better enforce laws protecting foreign trademarks and copyrights, it has been revealed that the problem of counterfeit products came to a head at last month1s IKK exhibition in Nuremberg where a number of Chinese exhibitors were issued with injunctions.

De'Longhi buys RC Group 07 November 2006
DE'LONGHI has purchased a controlling interest in RC Lux, the holding company of fellow Italian chiller manufacturer the RC Group. The deal, which gives De'Longhi 83.3% of the business for Euro31m, follows the signing of a strategic alliance between the two companies in July.

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