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26 Apr 2017EPEE backs swift EU approval of Kigali

EUROPE: EPEE has called for a swift ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol following approval by the EU’s council of ministers...

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26 Apr 2017Industry 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...

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25 Apr 2017Midea 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...

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25 Apr 2017Systemair buys Austrian AHU firm Frivent

SWEDEN: Systemair has acquired the Austrian air handling unit manufacturer Frivent Luft- & Wärmetechnik.

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25 Apr 2017Nidec to acquire Secop for €185m

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

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24 Apr 2017Beijer Ref sees sales increase 13%

SWEDEN: In a solid start to the year in Europe, refrigeration wholesaler Beijer Ref saw sales increase by 13% in the first quarter.

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23 Apr 2017Daikin aims to reduce workers’ stress

JAPAN: Air conditioning manufacturer Daikin is participating in a project looking at the relationship between occupation, work environment and stress in the workplace.

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22 Apr 2017Early success with CO2 trailer

GERMANY: Retailer Netto Marken-Discount has reported a successful start to its three-year trial of Carrier Transicold’s CO2 refrigerant trailer prototype.

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22 Apr 2017ORNL engineer becomes ASHRAE director

USA: Van D Baxter, a researcher at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has been appointed director-at-large for ASHRAE.

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20 Apr 2017Aermec buys German distributor Novatherm

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

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20 Apr 2017Bitzer expands presence in Africa

GERMANY/NIGERIA: Compressor manufacturer Bitzer is expanding its presence in Africa with the opening of an office in Lagos. BITZER is convinced of the growth...

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19 Apr 2017Freezer failure damages Arctic ice cores

CANADA: A malfunction in a refrigeration system at the University of Alberta has led to partial melting of ice core samples used in investigations...

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