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News Archive - March 2008

Denman Contracting goes into administration 27 March 2008
ONE of the UK's largest refrigeration contractors Denman Contracting has gone into administration.

IKK 2008 is cancelled 26 March 2008
THERE will be only one international trade fair for the air conditioning and refrigeration industry in Germany this year after all.

DuPont Refrigerants raises Suva prices 25 March 2008
DUPONT Fluorochemical Refrigerants has announced a price hike for its Suva refrigerant blends in Europe, Middle East and Africa, effective with shipments on or after April 1, 2008.

Vaillant secures first major AC distributor 25 March 2008
UNITED REFRIGERATION has agreed to be the first main distributor of Vaillant air conditioning products in the UK.

Manchester HEVAR debates F-Gas 20 March 2008
WITH an industry facing a minefield of legislation and compliance targets, Manchester HEVAR (March 26-27) is delivering a packed seminar schedule at the start of play at Lancashire Cricket Club.

ACRIB claims victory with F-Gas training deadline extension 19 March 2008
The ACRIB F Gas Implementation group says it has been successful in persuading DEFRA of the need for three years to be allowed for compliance with the new F-Gas training requirements.

Carrier to keep Charles and Camilla cool 17 March 2008
CARRIER has secured the right to keep the public face of the future king of England and the Duchess of Cornwall cool -by ensuring the home of the royal couple's waxwork images is well air-conditioned.

Elco buys Fedders 17 March 2008
ELCO, the Israeli parent company of French air conditioning manufacturer Airwell, is to purchase the troubled Fedders North America residential hvac business for a reported $13.25m.

Arkema launches 17 March 2008
ARKEMA has unveiled its website to promote Forane 427A, a 100% HFC which it says is one of the lowest GWP HCFC-22 retrofit solutions available on the market.

DuPont steps up to protect rights 14 March 2008
REFRIGERANT producer DuPont has taken a further step to protect its intellectual property rights and protect customers from the potentially damaging effects of counterfeit refrigerants by instigating a labelling programme using its own 3D Izon technology.

Industry breezes into Mostra Convegna 12 March 2008
MILAN'S Mostra Convegna Expocomfort exhibition opened its doors this week to showcase HVACR products from around the world until March 15.

Web talk covers precise growth of ac market 10 March 2008
INDUSTRY professionals keen to hear about the growth of the precision air conditioning market in Europe can attend a web briefing on March 18.

F-Gas helpline answers call to aid UK compliance 10 March 2008
THE UK government has set up a helpline to deal with all queries about F Gas regulations.

AC inspector courses run by CIBSE 10 March 2008
To meet the requirement for Energy Performance Certificates, CIBSE is running courses this April to train energy assessors to conduct air conditioning inspections.

Sun shines on Solitem's cool deal with MAN Ferrostaal 07 March 2008
TURKISH firm Solitem has secured a distribution deal with German engineering firm MAN Ferrostaal to resell its zero-emission solar cooling systems.

Home of Turin shroud unveils Carrier's birthday bash 05 March 2008
AIR-CONDITIONING manufacturer Carrier Corp, is throwing a party to celebrate the birth of its Italian subsidiary, one hundred years ago.

New sales face for FG Eurofred 05 March 2008
FG EUROFRED, the UK face of Fujitsu air conditioning, has appointed the first members of its new direct sales team for contractor customers throughout the UK.

Bitzer reshuffle sees new managing director 04 March 2008
MARK Sowden is Bitzer UK's new managing director, his appointment part of a management reshuffle that also resulted in Steve Press joining the group as operations manager.

Carrier Corp. buys Georgia Chiller 03 March 2008
Air-conditioning manufacturer Carrier Corp. has acquired US-based ac contractor Georgia Chiller Services.

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