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 24 Feb 2006

York swells Ocean agents

YORK has signed up two additional distributors for its Ocean range of split systems and portable air conditioning units. 
 24 Feb 2006

Refrigerant development revs up car ac market

REFRIGERANT producers and car air conditioning suppliers are locked in a contest to come up with a replacement for R134a in car air conditioning systems. 
 10 Feb 2006

Gasco and SWM form alliance

GASCO has formed an alliance with fellow air conditioning and refrigeration wholesaler SWM. 
 10 Feb 2006

ICI to sell lubricants business

ICI has confirmed its intention to put its Uniqema refrigeration lubricants business up for sale despite improved profitability following its restructuring programme in 2003. 
 10 Feb 2006

Brighter times ahead

BRIGHTER times could be ahead if predictions by the ductwork contractors' trade body ADCAS are proved correct. 
 10 Feb 2006

Record-breaking show

Nearly 37,000 visitors saw a record-breaking AHR Expo in Chicago in January. 
 26 Jan 2006

Fujitsu adds distributors

FUJITSU has strengthened its UK distribution network with the addition of Axair Climate and Gasco International. 
 26 Jan 2006

Digital acclaim

A HEAT pump system using Copeland's Digital Scroll technology has been awarded "world leading" technology status by China's Ministry of Construction. 
 26 Jan 2006

Samsung's United approach

REFRIGERATION wholesaler United Refrigeration has been appointed a distributor for the Korean-made Samsung range. 
 26 Jan 2006

BOC rebuffs Linde bid

REFRIGERANT gas supplier BOC has rebuffed a £7.6bn bid from German company Linde, the latest suitors for the company. 
 17 Jan 2006

THE Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has named China as the source for much of the world's illegal trade in CFCs.

In a new report, entitled Under the Counter, the EIA describes how Chinese smugglers systematically evade restrictions in supplying CFCs to the black market. 
 17 Jan 2006

COPELAND'S Digital Scroll technology has been given 'world leading technology' status by the Chinese Ministry of Construction

COPELAND'S Digital Scroll technology has been given 'world leading technology' status by the Chinese Ministry of Construction - the first time in seven years that any new technology in China has received this top designation. 
 17 Jan 2006

JAPANESE manufacturer Hitachi has announced that it is to merge its residential and commercial air conditioning businesses

While in Europe all Hitachi air conditioning products are sold by one company, in Japan and other parts of the world the business is split into commercial and residential operations: Hitachi Home & Life Solutions looking after residential ac and Hitachi Air Conditioning Systems looking after large ac systems including packaged air conditioning systems, chiller units and other products. 
 17 Jan 2006

CHINESE air conditioning manufacturer Haier has established what it describes as a "unique partnership" with UK wholesaler Dean & Wood.

Under the terms of the deal, Dean & Wood will effectively become the distribution division for Haier's packaged air conditioning products, leaving Haier UK to concentrate on key accounts and soon to be introduced applied products like VRF and chillers. 
 14 Dec 2005

CFC equipment found in EU waste crackdown

INSPECTIONS of waste shipments at 17 European seaports has found a number of illegal consignments of refrigeration equipment containing CFCs. 
 14 Dec 2005

Borehole water may be used to cool the tube

BOREHOLE water may be used to cool sections of the London Underground as part of the solution to overheating on the network. 
 14 Dec 2005

Air conditioning case sets legal landmark

A DISPUTE over an air conditioning contract has set a legal precedent which means that employers could now be liable for the negligence or misbehaviour of another firm's staff. 
 14 Dec 2005

Defeated MEP accuses industry of scare tactics

THE MEP at the centre of the failed attempt to ban HFCs through amendments to the F-gas regulations has accused the industry of scaremongering. 
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