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 13 Jul 2006

Troubled Caravell bought by Brazilian rival

FINANCIALLY-troubled Danish commercial refrigeration equipment manufacturer the Caravell Group has been acquired by Brazilian rival Metalfrio Solutions Ltda. 
 13 Jul 2006

Danfoss to buy Carrier/Bristol scroll compressor business

DANFOSS A/S is to acquire Scroll Technologies, the 50/50 US joint venture business owned by Carrier and York's Bristol compressor business. 
 13 Jul 2006

DuPont "encouraged" by MAC refrigerant tests

DUPONT'S proposed HFC-based, refrigerant replacement for automotive air conditioning has a GWP of just 40 and will be a direct replacement for R134a, according to new information released by the company. 
 21 Jun 2006

Understanding the F-gas regs

MITSUBISHI Electric has published a booklet explaining the implications of the F-Gas regulations. 
 21 Jun 2006

Daikin sales up

DESPITE a relatively depressed market Daikin Europe still closed its 2005 financial year with an 8% increase in sales over 2004. Recently released figures for Jan-Dec 2005 show that turnover reached Euro1,222m, an increase of Euro88m. 
 21 Jun 2006

Room air conditioner demand continues to grow

WORLDWIDE demand for room air conditioners is expected to increase by 6% per year to 2010, reaching $20.5bn, according to a new report by the US-based Freedonia Group. 
 21 Jun 2006

Work suffers when the heat is on

A NATIONWIDE survey into the optimum UK office working temperature has found that nearly two-thirds of workers are too hot during the summer, making them sleepy, lethargic and inefficient. 
 5 Jun 2006

Material increases signal the end of copper-bottomed prices

THE industry must steel itself for an imminent rise in the price of air conditioning and refrigeration products and components as a result of escalating material costs, particularly copper. 
 5 Jun 2006

Magnetic refrigeration attracts UK ingenuity

SCIENTISTS at Cambridge University would appear to be leading the world in research into the commercial potential of magnetic refrigeration. One group at the college has just announced the development of a protoype magnetic fridge that could be 40% more energy efficient than conventional models. 
 5 Jun 2006

More fans of EC

THE undoubted popularity of energy-saving EC fan technology has enabled Chelmsford-based manufacturer Ebm-Papst to celebrate the sale of its 25,000th EC fan in the UK. 
 5 Jun 2006

Now DuPont warns of dangerous gases

LEADING refrigerant producer DuPont has added its voice to concerns over the availability of dangerous counterfeit refrigerants. 
 23 May 2006

VRF will still dominate

THE UK head of the world's biggest volume producer of air conditioning products - LG - says that some sectors of the industry of are using 'scare tactics' over the forthcoming F-gas regulations. 
 23 May 2006

Danfoss expands heat pump interests

DANFOSS has increased its penetration into the heat pump market with the acquisition of Swiss company Steinmann Apparatebau AG. 
 23 May 2006

AxAir has extra Ability

AXAIR Climate has increased its product offering by signing a deal to distribute the Ability range of fan coils units. 
 23 May 2006

Increase your financial awareness

AS COMPANIES struggle to cope with low margins and strong competition, FETA is hold a series of free one-day Financial Awareness seminars in London, Birmingham, Leeds and Glasgow. 
 18 May 2006

Daikin buys OYL for £1.1bn

JAPANESE air conditioining manufacturer Daikin is to buy the Malaysian company OYL, owners of McQuay, J&E Hall and AAF, for a massive £1.1bn. The acquisition will make Daikin the second largest air conditioning manufacturer in the world. 
 8 May 2006

Energy efficiency grant for IoR

THE Institute of Refrigeration is one of a number of industry bodies to have received energy efficiency funding from The Carbon Trust. The Cold Storage and Distributions Federation, the Building Controls Industry Association and the IoR all received £20,000 towards promoting energy efficiency and carbon emission reductions. 
 8 May 2006

Afram slams "green" hypocrisy

NEIL Afram, the outgoing president of FETA, has hit out at the "green" pressure groups in his final address to the industry. 
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