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 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. 
 8 May 2006

ADCAS president attacks Government over retentions

THE new president of the ductwork contractors group ADCAS has slammed the Government over its failure to ban retentions. 
 24 Apr 2006

Afram slams green criticisms

FETA president Neil Afram hit back at "green" criticisms of the EC's use of high level policy groups, claiming that the bodies are unbalanced dominated by industry, and, by including MEPs in their membership, threaten consitutional confusion. 
 24 Apr 2006

Retentions: "no happy ending"

THE Government has again come under fire over retentions, this time from the new president of the ductwork contractors association ADCAS. 
 24 Apr 2006

Bitzer launches weekend helpline

COMPRESSOR manufacturer Bitzer has introduced a weekend emergency helpline for UK customers requiring spare parts or technical advice outside of normal weekly office hours. 
 24 Apr 2006

HRP in Bristol

HRP's Bristol Service Centre has moved to new premises at Unit 100, Quadrant Industrial Estate, Ash Ridge Road, Bradley Stoke. 
 11 Apr 2006

Denman bags Sainsbury contract

THE Denman Group has secured a three-year deal with Sainsbury's Stores Ltd to be the single source of supply for FM solutions for all Sainsbury's convenience stores throughout the UK. This totals 112 locations and includes fridge service and maintenance, and m&e services. 
 11 Apr 2006

BESCA offers building reg self certification

CONTRACTORS needing to comply with the new building regulations can now self-certify their work online through BESCA, Building Engineering Services Competence Accreditation Ltd. 
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