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22 Jun 2017Daikin plans service expansion

JAPAN: Daikin’s purchase of Airmaster for AUS$100m (JPY8m) through its subsidiary Daikin Australia Pty heralds an expansion of the Japanese manufacturer’s service network.

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21 Jun 2017Daikin to buy Airmaster for US$71.6m

JAPAN/AUSTRALIA: Daikin is reported to be set to acquire Australian air conditioning maintenance  company Airmaster for JPY8bn (US$71.6m).

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20 Jun 2017TripleAqua attracts more awards

BELGIUM: The European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating & Cooling (RHC-ETIP) has selected the TripleAqua propane heat pump as most innovative project.

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20 Jun 2017Australia passes HFC phase down law

AUSTRALIA: The Australian government has successfully passed legislation to phase-down HFCs beginning next year and reaching an 85% reduction by 2036.

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17 Jun 2017Price of R404A to double next month

EUROPE: Chemours is to double the price of high GWP refrigerants R404A and R507 from next month as the European F-gas phase-down really begins...

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16 Jun 2017Low GWP training to be expanded

EUROPE: The REAL Alternatives independent educational programme for low GWP refrigerants is to be expanded to nearly 220,000 technicians across Europe.

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15 Jun 2017Daikin pays JPY200m for factory fire

JAPAN: Daikin is reported to have paid around JPY200m (€1.6m) to settle a court case alleging  that one of its air conditioning units was...

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15 Jun 2017Retailers heading for refrigerant “shock”

UK: Green group EIA has added its voice to warnings that some retailers are heading for a major financial shock when drastic cuts in...

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14 Jun 2017Poultry farm fined for ammonia violations

USA: A poultry farm will pay a $242,980 civil penalty and perform two local environmental projects valued at nearly $200,000 after violating ammonia regulations.

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14 Jun 2017EPEE urges greater energy label checks

BELGIUM: Leading industry body EPEE has welcomed the adoption of a new energy labelling scale but has called for more rigorous market surveillance checks.

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13 Jun 2017AHRI publishes first A2L report

USA: The AHRI’s Technology Institute has issued its first report from its ongoing $5.2m flammable refrigerant test programme.

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13 Jun 2017Pruitt confirms Paris exit

ITALY: The US stood firm on its decision to exit the Paris climate agreement when the G7 countries met in Bologna, yesterday.

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