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24 Mar 2017US confirms R134a anti-dumping duties

USA: The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) has decided that US industry is being materially injured by cheap imports of refrigerant R134a from...

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22 Mar 2017EU agrees to revise energy labelling

EUROPE: The European Parliament and the Council has agreed to a revised energy efficiency label, replacing the current A+++ to G labels by easier...

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22 Mar 2017Gill invited to join ASHRAE committee

UK: Steve Gill, leading UK refrigeration consultant and current president of the IoR, has been invited to join ASHRAE’s refrigeration committee for 2017/18.

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22 Mar 2017Ritchie opens Amsterdam office

USA: Ritchie Engineering, the manufacturer of Yellow Jacket air conditioning and refrigeration products, has opened a new European office in Amsterdam.

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22 Mar 2017Daikin joins race to replace R404A

JAPAN: Daikin has launched the refrigerant blend R407H as its lower global warming potential replacement for R404A.

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21 Mar 2017Using analytics to reduce costs

USA: ASHRAE will discuss key elements of controls and analytics for better building operations in a free-to-register webinar.

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20 Mar 2017High GWP gases face 30% price increase

UK/EUROPE: Refrigerant users face new price increases of as much as 30% as Europe transitions away from high GWP HFCs.

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19 Mar 2017RDM to benefit from Microsoft deal

UK: Glasgow-based controls manufacturer RDM is looking to reap the benefits of this week’s  announcement of a partnership between Malaysia’s UEM Group and Microsoft.

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18 Mar 2017$154,000 fine for ammonia leaks

USA: A fruit juice processor that experienced three ammonia refrigeration leaks in the past year faces fines of $154,000 by Washington State’s Department of...

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17 Mar 2017Simmons heads Precision sales in Dubai

UAE: Les Simmons, a man with a long history in ice machines, has been persuaded out of retirement to join commercial refrigeration equipment manufacturer Precision.

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16 Mar 2017Ciat takes to the road

FRANCE: Ciat is to take its HVAC solutions on the road, visiting more than 70 cities across three continents over the next nine months.

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16 Mar 2017Trane signs joint venture in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: Air conditioning manufacturer Trane has signed a joint venture manufacturing agreement with its Jeddah-based distributor Dallah Trading Company.

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