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20 Jul 2018Panasonic Pro Awards open for entries

EUROPE: Panasonic has announced that the third edition of its PRO Awards for cooling and heating installations is now open for entries.

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20 Jul 2018NASRC a natural choice for supermarkets

USA: Less than three years since its foundation, a“natural” refrigerants body targeting the US supermarket industry has been its membership grow to 14,000.

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20 Jul 201825th ICR promises to be biggest ever

FRANCE: The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) says it has received nearly 1000 abstracts for its forthcoming 25th International Congress of Refrigeration.

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20 Jul 2018Sanhua buys US tube company

USA: Chinese HVACR components manufacturer Sanhua has established a further US production base with the acquisition of Arkansas-based American Tubing International.

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19 Jul 2018Portugal signs Kigali Amendment

PORTUGAL: The number of countries to have ratified the Kigali Amendment to phase down HFC refrigerants has risen to 40 with the agreement of...

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18 Jul 2018AEFYT welcomes cut in HFC tax

SPAIN: The Spanish refrigeration association AEFYT has welcomed news of the Spanish government’s decision to cut the tax on HFC refrigerants.

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18 Jul 2018Action promised to stop CFC11 use

AUSTRIA: The delegates to last week’s Montreal Protocol meeting have promised “a sweeping response” to evidence of a rise in CFC11 emissions.

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18 Jul 2018Carel new MDs in Iberia and China

ITALY: Controls and humidification company Carel has appointed Xavier Pinto as the new MD of Carel Ibérica, its subsidiary in Spain and Portugal.

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16 Jul 2018Guntner deal sparks Bitzer plant closure

AUSTRALIA: Bitzer Australia is set to close its Buffalo Trident heat exchanger factory in Melbourne after signing an exclusive long-term distribution deal in Australia...

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16 Jul 20181.1 billion at risk from lack of cooling

USA: Over 1.1 billion people are said to face immediate risks from lack of access to cooling.

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15 Jul 2018EC urged to reconsider pre-charge rules

EUROPE: Leading European air conditioning and refrigeration groups are claiming that the current interpretation of the F-gas regulations is making European manufactured products uncompetitive. ...

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13 Jul 2018Cantas “shock” at illegal imports

TURKEY: Istanbul-based refrigerant supplier Cantas has reacted with shock to learn that its refrigerant is being imported into the UK in illegal non-refillable cylinders.

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