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.
UK: The Cold Chain Federation has acquired Commercial Transport Publishing, owner of monthly magazine Cold Chain News and the Global Cold Chain News website.
BELGIUM: Daikin has extended its DWSC centrifugal chiller series with the addition of models using the low GWP refrigerant R1234ze.
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