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26 Mar 2024

RSL acquired by Belgian insulation company IPCOM

UK/IRELAND/BELGIUM: RSL Group, the long-established UK and Ireland refrigeration and air conditioning distributor, has been acquired by IPCOM, a Belgium-based distributor and converter of technical insulation….

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23 Mar 2024

Johnson Controls’ HVAC sale attracts interest

IRELAND: Robert Bosch, Lennox International and Samsung Electronics are rumoured to be amongst a number of industrial businesses interested in acquiring Johnson Controls’ HVAC assets….

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22 Mar 2024

$416k fine for illegal HFC23 imports

USA: In what is the largest penalty imposed so far, the US subsidiary of a Japanese chemical company will pay $416,003 for the illegal import of high GWP HFC23….

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20 Mar 2024

PFAS evaluation underway

FINLAND: The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has begun evaluating the proposed PFAS restrictions on a sector-by-sector basis but there is no indication yet of a timeline for the RACHP industry….

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19 Mar 2024

Nibe announces 340 heat pump redundancies

SWEDEN: Nibe has given notice of redundancy to 340 employees in Sweden as a result of weaker demand in the European heat pump market….

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18 Mar 2024

Refrigeration’s star engineer Forbes Pearson dies

UK: Stephen Forbes Pearson, co-founder of Star Refrigeration and one of the world’s greatest refrigeration engineers, has died at the age of 92….

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14 Mar 2024

UK government delays CHMM scheme

UK: The UK government is proposing a year’s delay on the introduction of the Clean Heat Market Mechanism, one of its key tools to support the rollout of heat pumps. …

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13 Mar 2024

Panasonic joins forces with controls firm Tado

GERMANY: Panasonic has joined forces with Tado, the Munich-based manufacturer of domestic thermostats and air conditioning controls to offer smart heat pump solutions to the European market….

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Panasonic takes propane heat pumps to new level

ITALY: Panasonic has announced larger versions of its Aquarea T-CAP M Series propane heat pump for use in multi-family dwellings or commercial buildings….

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12 Mar 2024

EU parliament passes EPBD update

EUROPE: The European Parliament has voted in favour of the trilogue deal of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) which seeks to deliver a climate-neutral building stock by 2050….

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