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News Archive - April 2009

US calling for HFC reductions? 30 April 2009
THE US government is said to be preparing to back calls for reductions in HFCs.

Dean & Wood adds top trio 29 April 2009
ACR wholesaler Dean & Wood is continuing its big brand strategy by adding Copeland brand products, KUBA and AIA to its equipment offering.

Oceanair to hook contractors with training expert 28 April 2009
OCEANAIR Distribution is running carbon dioxide technology training courses, teaching contractors how to install Sanyo's ECO CO2 heat pump system and Martin Hook is heading up the training.

Hazardous waste rule changes impact firms 28 April 2009
THE Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2005 have been amended -effectively increasing the number of acr companies exempt from hazardous waste producer registration.

Denmark's Flex Coil A/S bought by Evapco Europe 27 April 2009
DANISH acr coil maker Flex Coil A/S, has been sold to cooling tower manufacturer Evapco Europe, a subsidiary of Evapco Inc.

Daikin Industries admits 'inappropriate accounting' 24 April 2009
JAPANESE air conditioning manufacturer Daikin Industries has admitted that its profits had been inflated by a total of £23 million (3.3 billion yen) through inappropriate accounting over the 10 years through March 2008.

Aspen rewarded for export success 22 April 2009
SUSSEX-based Aspen Pumps has been rewarded for its export success with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise award.

Downturn hits US manufacturers 21 April 2009
THE current economic climate is reflected in the latest financial figures from major ac manufacturers on the other side of the Atlantic.

Daikin CO2 unit picks up award 17 April 2009
WITH other Far East ac manufacturers bringing CO2 systems into the UK how long before market leader Daikin follows suit?

Rising ACR star sought at SkillFRIDGE semi-finals 14 April 2009
THE search for the UK’s brightest acr star is underway with the semi-finals of SkillFRIDGE 2009 taking place on April 22-23.

Putting the freeze on energy use 14 April 2009
THE UK frozen food industry could be saving over 10% on its refrigeration energy costs with relatively little capital investment, according to a report from the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF).

Fridge magnate stuck in jail 14 April 2009
GU CHUJUN, the man responsible for introducing Greencool refrigerants to the UK back in the 1990s, has had his appeal against a 12-year sentence for embezzlement rejected.

15 EU states say they can meet July's F-Gas deadline 08 April 2009
FIFTEEN EU member states say they will have an F-Gas certification system running by the July 4 deadline.

US class actions mount against compressor firms 08 April 2009
THE compressor manufacturers facing allegations of price fixing in Europe, Brazil and the USA face potentially massive fines and costs if found guilty.

Business still trading, says IQ boss 06 April 2009
JACQUIE Russell, managing director of IQ Refrigeration has denied reports suggesting that IQ Refrigeration, the commercial refrigeration project management consultancy subsidiary formed last year, will cease to trade at the end of April.

EU votes for EPBD amendments 02 April 2009
ALL buildings built after December 2018 will have to produce their own renewable energy on-site, says the European Parliament's industry committee, amending the 2002 Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).

Academics present findings of three year refrigeration project 01 April 2009
ACADEMICS are inviting the commercial refrigeration industry to hear the findings so far of nearly three years of research into where and how energy consumption can be reduced from refrigeration systems.

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