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 6 Apr 2011

RDM's first international conference for global distributors a success

RDM, has held its first international distributor conference at its headquarters in Glasgow. The two-day event drew together senior representatives from the company's growing international network, which now covers the US, Canada, France, Germany, Sweden, Holland, Turkey and Malaysia. 
 6 Apr 2011

Walter Meier Group acquires JS Humidifiers

HUMIDIFICATION specialist JS Humidifiers has been acquired by the Swiss climate and manufacturing technology group Walter Meier. 
 6 Apr 2011

Arctic ozone loss hits record levels

DESPITE efforts to phase-out ozone depleting gases like CFCs and HCFCs, depletion of the ozone layer over the Arctic has reached an unprecedented level this spring, according to the UN's World Meteorological Organisation. 
 4 Apr 2011

GEA given go-ahead to complete Bock takeover

GEA says it will retain the Bock name and make Bock's Frickenhausen manufacturing site its "competence centre" for small compressors. 
 1 Apr 2011

Airedale and Gram take top product awards

OVER 300 people from all sectors of the air conditioning and refrigeration industry saw Airedale International's Turbochill Freecool chiller crowned as air-conditioning product of the year in this year's ACR News Awards. 
 1 Apr 2011

Roberts delighted at scooping award

GLENN Roberts, managing director of Gram, has expressed his delight at winning the ACR News Refrigeration Product of the Year Award. 
 30 Mar 2011

Dow in Chinese perchloroethylene joint venture

US CHEMICAL company Dow is to produce perchloroethylene, a key component in the production of HFC refrigerants, in a joint venture with the Chinese Befar Group. 
 29 Mar 2011

AHRI to evaluate low GWP refrigerants

AHRI, the US Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute, has launched a research programme to identify and evaluate the application of low GWP alternative refrigerants. 
 28 Mar 2011

US looks set to follow EU ban on R134a in car ac

THE US looks set to follow the EU and ban the use of R134a in car air conditioning systems. The US EPA has agreed to grant a petition filed by a trio of environmental groups to withdraw the agency's approval for the use of the gas which will be followed by a formal "notice and comment" rulemaking to set the phase-out schedule. This could take six months or more. 
 25 Mar 2011

Spring sale as G & L Beijer focusses on refrigeration

DEAN & Wood's Swedish parent G & L Beijer AB has divested its entire holding of 2.7 million shares, in Beijer Alma, a cable and spring manufacturer, as it continues to focus on its refrigeration wholesale operations. 
 24 Mar 2011

DCI opens CO2 retail test room and training facility

HAMPSHIRE-based contractor DCI Refrigeration and Electrical has officially opened a new £100,000 CO2 retail refrigeration test plant and training facility in Portsmouth. 
 24 Mar 2011

UK company trains Italian F-gas engineers

THE UK training provider Business Edge is helping Italian engineers achieve F-gas certification. Twenty seven Italian engineers have already passed the assessments by the Hampshire-based company in a deal signed with Italian training company Centro Studi Galileo. 
 23 Mar 2011

Heat pumps on the rise in New Zealand

Heat pumps are now found in one in four homes in New Zealand, and they are installed in half of all new homes, according to data compiled by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA). 
 23 Mar 2011

Hydrocarbon refrigerant R441a gets first roll out in the USA

ComStar, a US producer of chemical products for the HVACR industries will offer compressors that with the newly approved blended-hydrocarbon refrigerant, R441a. 
 22 Mar 2011

LU-VE Group open New Delhi office

LU-VE has opened an office in New Delhi to offer its full range of commercial and industrial refrigeration and air conditioning to the rapidly expanding Indian market. 
 22 Mar 2011

Kathy Cumella retires from Walter Meier after 40 years

Long-serving marketing manager Kathy Cumella has retired from Walter Meier (Climate UK). 
 22 Mar 2011

Mitsubishi Electric announces two new partnerships

MITSUBISHI Electric has appointed two new "value added resellers" – Logicool and Intra-grated Solutions – to the network of companies selling its air conditioning and heat pump products. 
 22 Mar 2011

Carrier to sell its North America bus air-conditioning business

Carrier is to sell its bus air-conditioning business in the US and Canada to Mobile Climate Control, a subsidiary of Ratos AB, a Sweden-based financial investment company. 
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