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News Archive - September 2007

North south divide rules for ac 28 September 2007
The north/south divide exists even between firms considering ac installation, according to a recent poll.

AC raid causes £52,000 loss for Coolit Refrigeration 28 September 2007
Job losses are being considered following the theft of 133 ac units from installer Coolit Refrigeration's warehouse which cost the firm £52,000.

NRW opens Cardiff branch and trade counter 25 September 2007
Refrigeration and ac wholesaler and distributer NRW has opened a new branch and trade counter in Cardiff.

Montreal protocol's birthday deal quickens HCFC phase-out 24 September 2007
Nearly 200 countries have agreed to accelerate the Montreal Protocol treaty to freeze and phase out HCFCs.

SWM bought by Gasco Europe 21 September 2007
Leading UK air conditioning supplier SWM Distribution has been acquired by Gasco Europe NV, the Belgium-based seller of refrigerants and refrigeration equipment.

EIA scoops two gongs for undercover spywork 21 September 2007
THE Environmental Investigation Agency's success in exposing the global smuggling of banned ozone-depleting chemicals has won it two top awards.

Coca-cola's Olympic coolers 100% HFC-free 19 September 2007
COCA-COLA is using green coolers and vending machines in all the official venues of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Mitsubishi Electric gets Shanghai's vote 19 September 2007
SHANGHAI consumers have voted Mitsubishi Electric the best air conditioning brand.

Carter Synergy and HRP seal supplier deal 18 September 2007
WHOLESALER HRP has signed a sole supplier deal with Carter Synergy.

Fishing on thin ice 17 September 2007
BETTER refrigeration will not save Aberdeen Port’s fishing industry say its harbour board, but the firm supplying ice to chill the port’s fish fears the status quo won’t help ice sales either.

HVCA president bites back at government over failure to enforce Part L 14 September 2007
HVCA president John Miller has challenged the government to police changes introduced last year to Part L of the building regulations.

IOR to present refrigerant leak solutions 13 September 2007
ACR professionals are being invited to hear the Institute of Refrigeration’s president-in-waiting present solutions for the industry’s biggest bugbear –refrigerant leakage.

Coca-Cola gulps down fine for ammonia leak at plant 12 September 2007
Coca-Cola swallowed a $4,400 fine for waiting nearly three days before telling authorities about an ammonia leak from a refrigeration system at its Bellevue plant.

New name for Axair Climate 11 September 2007
SOLIHULL-based distributor Axair Climate is to change its name to Walter Meier (Climate Solutions), the new name being given to all subsidiaries within its parent company Walter Meier Holdings Group.

Cryogenically-chilled mayo proves good enough to eat 10 September 2007
Super fast and continuous chilling of mayonnaise, sauces and pastes is possible thanks to Air Products' continuous sauce chiller which passed German taste tests.

Aga focused on securing buyer for Williams Refrigeration 07 September 2007
AGA Foodservice Group is talking with several parties about its plans to sell Williams Refrigeration and the rest of its food service division.

Mitsubishi appoints PACAIR as a value added reseller 07 September 2007
AIR conditioning supplier PACAIR has been appointed as an official Value Added Reseller (VAR) for Mitsubishi Electric.

Croda agrees £62m sale of Refrigeration Lubricants to Lubrizol 06 September 2007
CRODA has announced it will sell its Refrigeration Lubricants business to the Lubrizol Corporation for £62m, a year after buying it.

President surfs skies to get businesses to surf site 04 September 2007
HVCA president, John Miller literally rose to the occasion for the newly launched HVCA Business Plus website by donning a flight suit to skydive in Milton Keynes.

Mitsubishi Electric to stop selling cooling-only equipment 03 September 2007
MITSUBISHI Electric Living Environmental Systems will no longer promote cooling-only ac products in the UK and is phasing out existing models from its stock.

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