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News Archive - June 2006

Daikin sales up 21 June 2006
DESPITE a relatively depressed market Daikin Europe still closed its 2005 financial year with an 8% increase in sales over 2004. Recently released figures for Jan-Dec 2005 show that turnover reached Euro1,222m, an increase of Euro88m.

Room air conditioner demand continues to grow 21 June 2006
WORLDWIDE demand for room air conditioners is expected to increase by 6% per year to 2010, reaching $20.5bn, according to a new report by the US-based Freedonia Group.

Work suffers when the heat is on 21 June 2006
A NATIONWIDE survey into the optimum UK office working temperature has found that nearly two-thirds of workers are too hot during the summer, making them sleepy, lethargic and inefficient.

Understanding the F-gas regs 21 June 2006
MITSUBISHI Electric has published a booklet explaining the implications of the F-Gas regulations.

Material increases signal the end of copper-bottomed prices 05 June 2006
THE industry must steel itself for an imminent rise in the price of air conditioning and refrigeration products and components as a result of escalating material costs, particularly copper.

Magnetic refrigeration attracts UK ingenuity 05 June 2006
SCIENTISTS at Cambridge University would appear to be leading the world in research into the commercial potential of magnetic refrigeration. One group at the college has just announced the development of a protoype magnetic fridge that could be 40% more energy efficient than conventional models.

More fans of EC 05 June 2006
THE undoubted popularity of energy-saving EC fan technology has enabled Chelmsford-based manufacturer Ebm-Papst to celebrate the sale of its 25,000th EC fan in the UK.

Now DuPont warns of dangerous gases 05 June 2006
LEADING refrigerant producer DuPont has added its voice to concerns over the availability of dangerous counterfeit refrigerants.

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