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Refrigeration-free cold drink dispenser unveiled

UK: The first dispenser in Europe of a refrigeration-free drinks can has been unveiled at the University of Surrey.
The ChillCan can chill a drink by about 15ºC at the push of a button on the base of the can. This releases pressurised carbon dioxide adsorbed onto activated carbon contained in an inner can.  

The carbon dioxide is said to come from waste gases and the activated carbon from waste coconut shells.

The 500ml ChillCan, manufactured by the Joseph Company in California, took 20 years to develop. An initial design of the can was set to be launched in the UK in 1998 but was stopped by the Department of the Environment as it used R134a.

ChillCan's are expected to go on general sale in the UK next year.

Coronavirus industry update

UPDATED 22 April: In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors are issuing statements regarding their operations as the situation evolves. The most up to date information from each company is listed below and ...

  25-Mar-2020

Carrier offers new CPDs on chiller efficiency

? Carrier is offering three new Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses focusing on chiller efficiency and compliance in relation to the latest European and UK regulations....

  04-Aug-2020

Fridge Freezer Direct Introduces J & E Hall's range of Cellar Cooling

Reliable and energy efficient, the JCC range of cellar coolers are designed to be used in wine and beer cellars above or below ground.
  27-Jul-2020
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