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News Archive - August 2009

AC firm buys SIAS maintenance division 28 August 2009
AIR CONDITIONING firm Energy Technique has bought the maintenance division of SIAS Building Services, saving some SIAS workers' jobs.

Icelandic bank Kaupthing plans to buy Huurre Group 28 August 2009
THE Finnish authorities have cleared the way for Icelandic bank Kaupthing to take overall control of refrigeration services company Huurre Group Oy.

Industry debates GWP-related tax on HFCs 25 August 2009
A DEBATE on whether or not a tax on HFCs based on its Global Warming Potential (GWP) would benefit the acr industry is to take place this October.

Luvata to open US coil coating plant 25 August 2009
LUVATA, a global coil manufacturer, is set to open a factory in Florida to provide HVACR coil protection against corrosive environments.

Carrier sells off International Cold Storage firm 25 August 2009
INTERNATIONAL Cold Storage, a US walk-in coldstore business owned by Carrier Commercial Refrigeration, has been acquired by Rainey Road LLC, the owners of two US competitors.

Italian process chiller firm buys rival 25 August 2009
THE process chiller manufacturer Frigosystem Group, based in northern Italy, has acquired its business rival Corema.

Are our fridges safe? 21 August 2009

SERIOUS questions are being asked about the safety of domestic fridges after a number of frightening explosions, have left a trail of devastation in homes across the UK.

New guidance on permitted use of recycled HCFCs 18 August 2009
THE availability and price of reclaimed HCFCs after December 2009 is 'very uncertain' warns F-Gas Support, following reports of large industrial firms reserving stocks of reclaimed R22 and being prepared to pay almost any price.

Call for papers for 2010 cold chain conference 18 August 2009
ORGANISERS of the International Cold Chain Conference - Sustainability and the Cold Chain, are inviting all to submit papers for the 2010 event.

India's shortage of cold storage threatens nation's harvests 18 August 2009
COLD storage facilities for India's agriculturual produce is falling short by more than 10 million tons, according to a report by KPMG and the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).

Capital Cooling passes Altius vendor assessment 11 August 2009
COMMERCIAL acr specialist, Capital Cooling, has received accreditation under the Altius vendor assessment programme.

Walter Meier appoints York man as BDM 11 August 2009
WALTER Meier (Climate UK) has appointed Andy Johnson as business development manager for its service and after sales division, with responsibility to expand the firm's UK client base,

EHS International in buyer talks 10 August 2009
A BUYER is sought for the Manchester-based air conditioning firm, EHS (International).

Dawes open for SkillFRIDGE 2009's UK winner 04 August 2009
THE title of best air conditioning and refrigeration engineer in the UK has been judged to be Simon Dawes, who took first place in the UK's SkillFRIDGE 2009 competition.

US army adopts Reflect Scientific's cryogenic freezing technology 04 August 2009
A US military contract worth $300,000 has been awarded to Reflect Scientific for its cryogenic freezing technology.

FRPERC sets up new home at Grimsby Institute 03 August 2009
THE Food Refrigeration and Process Engineering Research Centre (FRPERC) has moved to the Grimsby Institute after its original base at the University of Bristol was shut on July 31.

Climate Center and A-Gas host HCFC phase-out talks 03 August 2009
CLIMATE Center and refrigerant supplier A-Gas will raise awareness of the phase-out of HCFC refrigerants by hosting a series of educational roadshows around the country.

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