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13 Dec 2018EC welcomes private F-gas action

EUROPE: The European Commission has praised the action taken by a group of Italian contractors to prevent illegal online sales of refrigerant.

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12 Dec 2018Lu-Ve to acquire Alfa Laval business

SWEDEN: Alfa Laval is to sell major parts of its commercial/industrial air heat exchanger business to Italian company Lu-Ve for around €66m.

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11 Dec 2018Haug joins Güntner

GERMANY: Former Beijer Ref Germany MD Martin Haug has joined heat exchanger manufacturer Güntner as managing director for sales and marketing in EMEA.

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10 Dec 2018EC gets serious on illegal F-gas trade

BELGIUM: The European Commission says it is taking the illegal trade in refrigerants “extremely seriously”, is aware that it could undermine the phase-down, but...

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9 Dec 2018Danfoss app compares chiller ROI

DENMARK: Danfoss has released a new mobile app that enables potential chiller purchasers to compare solutions and decide on the best long-term investment.

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7 Dec 2018Denmark and Croatia ratify Kigali

DENMARK/CROATIA: The number of countries to have ratified the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol has risen to 62 with the addition of Denmark...

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6 Dec 2018Daikin plans third plant in India

INDIA: Just a year after opening a second factory in Rajasthan, Daikin aims to open a third factory in India for domestic air conditioners.

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5 Dec 2018Carrier China facility begins operation

CHINA: The first phase of Carrier China’s new manufacturing facility in Shanghai is now in operation.

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5 Dec 2018F-gas reference manual gets an update

UK: An essential reference guide to the European F-gas regulations has now received an update. 

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4 Dec 2018Honeywell offers “use it or lose it” scheme

BELGIUM: As the supply of refrigerants tightens under the EU F-gas regulations, Honeywell is offering to purchase any excess import quota or assist quota holders...

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3 Dec 2018Refrigerant thief receives 30 months jail

GERMANY: A 22-year-old Dutchman involved in the theft of refrigerant from refrigeration wholesaler Westfalen AG in July has been sentenced to two years and...

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3 Dec 2018Carel buys humidifier company HygroMatik

ITALY: Controls and humidifier company Carel has completed its second acquisition in 10 days with the purchase of German humidifier manufacturer HygroMatik GmbH.

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