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28 Mar 2017Three-month’s jail for selling 12kg of R22

EUROPE: A further conviction for the sale of illegal R22 refrigerant and an investigation into 40 more instances have been reported by the United...

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28 Mar 2017ASHRAE’s $118,000 for student projects

USA: ASHRAE has awarded grants totalling more than $118,000 to 26 undergraduate HVACR projects from around the world.

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28 Mar 2017Goodman first with new Copeland Scroll

USA: Daikin’s US subsidiary, Goodman, is the first to announce use of Emerson’s latest Copeland Scroll two-stage compressor.

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26 Mar 2017California backs stricter HFC phase down

USA: California has moved ahead of the Kigali amendment to phase-down HFCs by approving plans to implement its own phase-down of HFCs.

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26 Mar 2017Viessmann signs CO2 heat pump deal

GERMANY: Viessmann has agreed a deal with Dresden-based Dürr Thermea which will see joint sales and marketing of heat pumps.

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25 Mar 2017Bitzer opens Green Point in Tunisia

TUNISIA: Bitzer has opened its 47th Green Point site for compressor overhauls, repairs and remanufacturing, this time in Tunisia.

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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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24 Mar 2017Christiansen steps down as Danfoss CEO

DENMARK: Niels B Christiansen is to step down after nine years as CEO of Danfoss. Executive vice-president and COO Kim Fausing will become the...

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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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