EUROPE: The European chemical trade association, CEFIC, has admitted that it is unclear what HFC and HFO refrigerants are included in the new REACH regulation proposals.
USA: HVAC equipment manufacturer Rheem is to acquire fellow US manufacturer Friedrich Air Conditioning.
EUROPE: While Europe continues with the HFC refrigerant phase down, new proposals to be put before the Commission could see further restrictions or even bans on HFCs and HFOs.
GERMANY: Bitzer has appointed Christian Wehrle, a long-standing member of its executive board and COO, as chairman of the executive board with immediate effect.
USA: The US Environmental Protection Agency has settled alleged ammonia violations in cold stores managed by three separate companies in Yakima County, Washington, totalling $357,075.
UK: A new support and reward programme for Carrier and Ciat customers in the UK is set to launch in September.
USA: A San-Francisco-based start-up company has developed a quiet and efficient heat pump air conditioner to replace the conventional window AC unit without actually blocking the window.
UK: The installation of a low charge ammonia chiller system at a major UK food manufacturer’s storage facility is said to have led to a 77.3% reduction in energy consumption