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News Archive - August 2011

Nominations open for J&E Gold Medal awards 30 August 2011
THE internationally respected J&E Hall Gold Medal award from the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) is now open for nominations for the 2011.

Major players join the ACR Show 30 August 2011
DANFOSS and Fujitsu are amongst a host of high profile companies to have signed up for the ACR Show in recent weeks.

Air conditioning market to heat up 26 August 2011
THE global air conditioning systems market is set to recover from the recession to reach sales of 144,300,000 units by 2017. Growth will be lead by energy-efficient models, particularly inverter-based air conditioners, and the rapidly growing replacement demand, says the US-based Global Industry Analysts (GIA).

ACR News Awards 2012 now open 23 August 2011
ENTRIES are now invited for the ACR News Awards 2012 which return to the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham on March 14 2012.

Systemair to buy Swedish cooling firm 22 August 2011
SYSTEMAIR has agreed to take over the assets of Kryotherm AB who produce cooling and air handling all-in-one units in Sweden.

“Loophole” hits US R22 phase-out plans 19 August 2011
AN ALMIGHTY row has broken out in the USA over the phase-out of R22. Air conditioning units for use with the ozone-depleting gas are still being manufactured and sold despite a sales ban being in place since January 1, 2010.

Northern dinner tickets still available 18 August 2011
TICKETS are still available for next month's Institute of Refrigeration Northern Region Annual Dinner at the County Thistle Hotel, Newcastle.

Air Con Rage hits British workers 18 August 2011
ALMOST three quarters of British workers argue with colleagues over air conditioning according to new research from

Daikin's Chillventa stand lands design award 18 August 2011
DAIKIN'S unusual "sylvan glade" exhibition stand at last year's Chillventa exhibition has won a prestigious international design award.

Cameron applauds Aussie plan for massive HFC tax 18 August 2011
A PROPOSED new tax could have a huge impact on the cost of refrigerants in Australia according to local air conditioning and refrigeration wholesaler Heatcraft. The plan which has been welcomed by the UK PM David Cameron, could see taxes in Australia of up to AUS$100/kg (63/kg) added to the price of HFCs.

Daikin installs solar panels at Ostend plant 18 August 2011
DAIKIN Europe N.V. is adding to its green energy arsenal with the installation of 1,932 solar panels at its Ostend plant.

Faulty air conditioning heats up riot 12 August 2011
A FAULTY air conditioning unit has been blamed for a riot breaking out in the Spanish holiday resort of Lloret de Mar.

Lawton Tubes launches hybrid solution for CO2 12 August 2011
LAWTON Tubes has launched another innovative alloy tube specifically designed to handle the high pressures of CO2.

Midea to take a stake in Carrier Latin America 08 August 2011
MIDEA is reported to have agreed to pay around $223m for a 51 per cent stake in Carrier's air conditioning interests in Latin America, further extending the co-operation between the Chinese ac manufacturer and the US giant.

Obituary: Graeme Thorn 04 August 2011
GRAEME Thorn, a prominent figure in the air conditioning industry for many years, passed away last week.

Hussmann sale at advanced stage 03 August 2011
NEGOTIATIONS to sell the Hussmann refrigerated display cabinet business to private equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice for around $750m are reported to be at an advanced stage.

Using rejected server heat – will it compute? 02 August 2011
MICROSOFT has released a paper setting out the argument for using the rejected heat from data centres as a primary heat source in the home.

Carrier buys into Chinese heat pump market 02 August 2011
US AIR conditioning manufacturer Carrier has acquired a controlling interest in one of China's leading heat pump companies.

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