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 10 Apr 2012

Honeywell reveals more details of Chinese counterfeiter

HONEYWELL has released further details of the case, first reported by ACR News on January 1, of the Chinese man convicted for selling counterfeit refrigerant. 
 10 Apr 2012

A-Gas buys Australian refrigerant business

BRISTOL-based A-Gas, one of the largest independent refrigerant gases, environmental services, speciality gases and chemicals providers, has completed the acquisition of an Australian based refrigerant re-packer, Technochem for an undisclosed sum. 
 4 Apr 2012

Mostra attracts 155,000

MOSTRA Convegno Expocomfort, the plumbing, sanitaryware and domestic, commercial and industrial hvacr show in Milan at the end of March, attracted over 155,000 visitors, according to figures released by the show organisers. 
 3 Apr 2012

Emerson acquires Johnson's marine control business

EMERSON has acquired the Marine Container and Boiler business of Johnson Controls, enabling Emerson Climate Technologies to expand its refrigeration technology and solutions offerings in the global transportation sector. 
 3 Apr 2012

Honeywell to destroy CFCs in the US

HONEYWELL in the USA has begun destroying its inventories of certain CFCs and CFC blends and selling the resulting emission reduction credits for use in California's greenhouse gas cap-and-trade programme. 
 30 Mar 2012

Site safety shows slight improvement

THE safety of construction sites in the UK is improving - but only slightly, according to the HSE. 
 30 Mar 2012

Graeme Maidment voted in as president elect

GRAEME Maidment has today (Friday, March 30) been voted in as president elect of the Institute of Refrigeration. 
 29 Mar 2012

China now largest hvac market

IN ADDITION to being the largest producer of heating, ventilating and air conditioning products in the world, China is now also the largest market for hvac, a new report claims. 
 29 Mar 2012

G&L Beijer increases sales by 17%

IN A year which saw it make more acquisitions, Europe's largest refrigeration wholesaler G&L Beijer increased sales by 17% to £552m (SEK5,846.4m) in 2011. Acquisitions contributed £72m (SEK759m) to those sales and have strengthened G&L Beijer's position as the third biggest refrigeration wholesaler in the world. 
 27 Mar 2012

Hitachi creates dedicated ac company for Europe

HITACHI has created a new company in Europe, specifically to look after its air conditioning business. 
 27 Mar 2012

ACR Show to be regular biennial event

FOLLOWING the successful staging of the inaugural Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Show at the NEC last week, the exhibition organisers Faversham House Group have confirmed that it will become a regular biennial event in the industry's calendar. 
 26 Mar 2012

EPEE calls for effective policing of new ecodesign regulations

EPEE, the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment, has welcomed the European Commission's publication of the ecodesign requirements for air conditioners and comfort fans but has called for effective policing of non-compliance and urged the Commission to swiftly conclude and adopt other ecodesign rules for critical products, such as boilers and water heaters. 
 23 Mar 2012

Help us to save the Ice Factory

THE group battling to save the Grimsby Ice Factory is appealing for financial help in its efforts to preserve the crumbling building and the unique and historically significant refrigeration equipment it contains. 
 21 Mar 2012

Hydrocarbon fridge engineers should be licensed - Tamahere coroner

THE coroner who conducted the inquest into the death of the New Zealand firefighter killed in the 2008 Tamahere coldstore explosion has called on the New Zealand government to introduce a licensing scheme for refrigeration engineers involved in the installation or handling of hydrocarbon refrigerants. In his findings following the September 2011 inquest, coroner Peter Ryan also recommended a scheme for the licensing and inspection for installations using hazardous substances posing a significant threat to life or property. 
 20 Mar 2012

Hussmann and Sainsbury's see the light

IRISH LED lighting specialist Nualight has entered into a "co-development alliance" with US refrigerated display case manufacturer Hussmann in a deal reported to be worth $100m. The announcement follows a partnership deal signed at the end of February with Sainsbury's to supply lighting in refrigerated cases across all new and refurbished stores. 
 20 Mar 2012

Daikin buys Dutch service and maintenance business

Daikin's Dutch subsidiary has announced an agreement to acquire ServiceNed, a Dutch company involved in the service and maintenance of chillers and applied cooling equipment in data rooms. 
 20 Mar 2012

AREA calls for compulsory training on low GWP refrigerants

WITH the EC taking measures towards decreasing the use of HFCs, the European contractors body AREA has called for compulsory training on the use of low GWP refrigerants. 
 16 Mar 2012

Eco directive could hit refrigeration companies - CESA

COMMERCIAL refrigeration equipment manufacturers have warned that the proposed Eco Design Directive could place significant costs on refrigeration companies and discourage them from developing new technologies. 
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