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Industry backs threatened energy scheme

USA: More than 1,000 companies, including the owners of air conditioning giants Carrier and Trane, have called on Congress to preserve the EPA’s Energy Star programme....

Midea adopts R452B for US market

USA: Chinese air conditioning manufacturer Midea is to use R452B, a lower GWP alternative to R410A, in its unitary air conditioning units designed for the North American market....

Cooling fails 66% of data centres

UK: With 39% of data centre outages said to be caused by thermal issues, a new survey claims that 66% of installed cooling equipment is not actually delivering active cooling benefits....

Nidec to acquire Secop for €185m

JAPAN/GERMANY: Japanese electric motor company Nidec is set to acquire hermetic compressor manufacturer Secop for €185m....

Aermec buys German distributor Novatherm

ITALY/GERMANY: Italian air conditioning manufacturer Aermec has acquired its German distributor Novatherm....

Haier debuts 4200RT oil-less chiller

CHINA: Haier has developed a magnetic bearing centrifugal chiller with what it claims is the world’s largest cooling capacity....

Nanocoating claims triple benefits

GERMANY: A new nanocoating developed for heat exchangers with anti-adhesive, anti-corrosive and anti-microbial properties could find ready acceptance in the air conditioning industry....

Dunham-Bush chiller to use R134a replacement

USA: Dunham-Bush is to use Chemours refrigerant alternative Opteon XP10 in its DCLCG chillers for the Asia Pacific market....

Honeywell to stop sales of R404A

EUROPE: Honeywell says it intends to stop selling the high GWP refrigerants R404A and R507 in Europe from next year....

Cold store company closes

UK: Kent-based cold store company International Controlled Atmosphere Ltd (ICA) has closed down with the loss of 74 jobs....