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    Clivet keeps KFC “so good”

    ITALY: Clivet air conditioning systems are keeping the climate “so good” at the latest KFC restaurant to be opened in Italy.

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    Taking condensers and coolers indoors

    GERMANY: Güntner’s new INDOOR series equipped with AC or EC centrifugal fans have a capacity range of 10 to 700 kW.

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    Cooling keeps the candles glowing

    NETHERLANDS: Candles sales peak at this time of year but their availability, from at least one of Europe’s candle manufacturers, is made possible thanks to cooling technology.

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    LG launches 5th generation VRF

    UK: LG has continued the European roll-out of its fifth generation VRF air conditioning system with its official launch in the UK.

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    Permanent ice hotel opens

    SWEDEN: The first permanent hotel, which will be kept cold in summer by means of solar cooling, is open for business this month.

News Headlines

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Councils ignore prompt payment law

UK: The majority of local authorities in the UK are flouting government prompt payment laws, according to a new report by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA).

9th December, 2016
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Lack of training threatens phase down

EUROPE: The European Commission has warned that the uptake of training in alternative refrigerants is too low to match the requirements of the F-gas phase down.

7th December, 2016
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US confirms R134a chiller ban in 2024

USA: A number of common refrigerants, including R134a, R410A and R407C, will be banned from use in new chillers in the USA from January 1, 2024.

1st December, 2016
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SWEP to close Swiss plant

SWEDEN: Heat exchanger manufacturer SWEP is to close its manufacturing plant in Tentlingen, Switzerland, moving production to factories in Slovakia and Sweden.

25th November, 2016

UK News

9th December, 2016

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Councils ignore prompt payment law

UK: The majority of local authorities in the UK are flouting government prompt payment laws, according to a new report by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA).

7th December, 2016

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Honeywell takes retail project award

UK: A cascade refrigeration system twinning CO2 with the HFO refrigerant 1234ze has been named as Retail Energy Project of the Year in last week’s Energy Awards in London.

1st December, 2016

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Stonegrove appoints Gowing

UK: Industrial refrigeration contractor Stonegrove Refrigeration has appointed Steve Gowing as design and project engineer.

1st December, 2016

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Javac achieves Climate Center double

UK: Javac UK, the refrigerant recovery and vacuum pump supplier, has been named as Climate Centers’ Supplier of the Year for the second year running.

World News

10th December, 2016

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Manufacturers appeal antidumping decision

USA: Refrigerant manufacturers have appealed against the US International Trade Commission decision not to apply antidumping duties on imports of HFC components from China.

7th December, 2016

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Lack of training threatens phase down

EUROPE: The European Commission has warned that the uptake of training in alternative refrigerants is too low to match the requirements of the F-gas phase down.

6th December, 2016

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R12 seized in the South Pacific

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Customs authorities in the Solomon Islands have reported their second seizure of the illegal CFC refrigerant R12 this year. 

5th December, 2016

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Bitzer opens subsidiary in Iran

IRAN: German compressor manufacturer Bitzer has established a subsidiary company in Iran.