INDIA: Leading air conditioning companies Daikin and Gree are among eight finalists for the Global Cooling Prize, the international innovation competition to develop super-efficient and climate-friendly residential cooling solutions.
USA: Chemours has announced that Italian manufacturer GI Industrial Holding has adopted its lower GWP refrigerant Opteon XL41 (R454B) for use in its scroll chiller systems.
JAPAN: Daikin’s worldwide air conditioning sales saw a 5% increase in the first half of the 2019 fiscal year, with expansion in Japan, the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
USA: Johnson Controls is to acquire US active magnetic bearing technology company Synchrony, part of Siemens Gas and Power.
BELGIUM: The Eurovent Association has published an overview of the evaporative cooling tower industry and its contribution to reducing CO2 emissions today and its future potential.
UK: Leeds-based air conditioning company Airedale has repeated its awards success in its home county by scooping the Manufacturer of the Year trophy at the CIBSE Yorkshire Awards.
BELGIUM: Thermo King has introduced a new hybrid refrigeration system for trucks which can switch seamlessly between diesel and electric modes.
USA/SINGAPORE: A US-designed solid-state bladeless fan, which is said to deliver sustainable, compressor-free active cooling, has been deployed at a number of outdoor locations in Singapore.