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 4 Oct 2010

Now shareholders target Whirlpool

FOLLOWING the announcement last week that Embraco has agreed to pay $91.8m for its part in an international compressor price-fixing cartel, shareholders of its US parent Whirlpool are reported to have hired lawyers private firm to investigate whether the company was negligent. 
 1 Oct 2010

Panasonic and Embraco to pay $140.9m in price fixing conspiracy

PANASONIC Corporation and Embraco North America have agreed to pay a total of $140.9m in criminal fines in the US for their role in an international conspiracy to fix the prices of refrigeration compressors. 
 30 Sep 2010

DuPont develops low GWP blend for commercial refrigeration

A NEW low GWP refrigerant blend for commercial refrigeration systems, based on HFO1234yf, is to be featured by DuPont at the forthcoming Chillventa exhibition in Germany. 
 29 Sep 2010

Refrigerant differences may not be significant, long term

A COMPARISON study of HFC and CO2 refrigeration systems has shown that each need time to reach their best level of performance and minimise climate impact. The report suggests that the financial and environmental gap between the different refrigerant solutions can be closed and the choice of refrigerant will then make no significant difference any longer. 
 29 Sep 2010

G&L Beijer signs refrigeration supply deal with GDF Suez

G&L BEIJER AB, parent company of UK wholesaler Dean & Wood, has signed a global agreement with the French energy company GDF Suez. Under the agreement Beijer Ref becomes a preferred supplier of refrigeration systems and comfort cooling equipment to GDF Suez in all markets. 
 28 Sep 2010

IoR adds more Real Zero training days

DUE to the high demand for the Real Zero training days run by the Institute of Refrigeration and the Carbon Trust, further regional workshops have been added. These will be held in Manchester (19 November) and Tewkesbury (1 February 2011). 
 28 Sep 2010

Carrier's parent to receive $10m energy efficiency funding

UNITED Technologies, Carrier Air Conditioning's parent company, is to receive around $10m for its role in new research and development of technologies to improve energy efficiency in buildings. 
 27 Sep 2010

Hugh Cole leaves WR Refrigeration

HUGH Cole, md of WR Refrigeration, is reported to have left the Leicestershire-based company after three years in the role. The company is currently being headed by Hannu Saastamoinen, ceo of parent company Huurre Group, with day-to-day responsibility for the business in the hands of WR Refrigeration's existing senior management team. 
 21 Sep 2010

Embraco claims oil-less compressor breakthrough

EMBRACO has announced the development of a new oil-less linear compressor design - compatible with both R134a and R600a - for domestic refrigeration which it says will be more efficient and more compact than current units. 
 21 Sep 2010

Two confirmed dead in LD outbreak

TWO people are now confirmed to have died in the legionnaires' disease outbreak that has hit South Wales. 
 21 Sep 2010

Daikin sales hit £7.7bn

JAPANESE air conditioning manufacturer Daikin achieved net sales of £7.7bn in the last financial year. Operating income and net income were £330m and £145m, respectively. 
 14 Sep 2010

Countdown to HEVAR

THERE is just a week left to register for London HEVAR, the essential event for buyers and specifiers in the UK's heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry. 
 13 Sep 2010

Two cooling towers shut as LD search continues

TWO cooling towers in South Wales have now been closed down as the search for the source of a legionnaires disease outbreak clustered around the Heads of the Valleys corridor continues. 
 10 Sep 2010

Welsh LD outbreak claims another possible victim

THE search for the source of the legionnaires' disease outbreak in South Wales continues with the death of a further suspected victim. 
 9 Sep 2010

Report proves the viability of heat pumps

MITSUBISHI Electric has welcomed the Energy Saving Trust's report into the performance of domestic heat pumps in the UK, saying that it clearly demonstrates that the technology does work in UK homes. 
 8 Sep 2010

Industry welcomes heat pump report

THE Energy Saving Trust report into the performance of heat pumps in the UK has been welcomed by industry groups. 
 8 Sep 2010

Search continues for source of Welsh legionnaire's disease outbreak

HEALTH officials are searching for the source of a legionnaire's disease outbreak following a number of confirmed cases centred around the Heads of the Valleys corridor in South Wales. 
 8 Sep 2010

Daikin to manufacture large chillers in Japan, says Nikkei

REPORTS in Japan suggest that air conditioning manufacturer Daikin is to start production of McQuay chillers at its plant in Osaka by the end of this year. £3m pounds is to be invested in the new venture which will cover the installation of production and inspection equipment. 
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