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20th March 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.
20th March 2024

$72,000 settles ammonia safety case

USA: A seafood distributor will pay a penalty of $72,000 for violating chemical accident prevention requirements following an accidental release of ammonia in 2020. 
19th March 2024

MCE organiser proposes new heat pump event

ITALY: The huge interest in heat pumps has prompted the organiser of the Mostra Convegno Expocomfort show to launch a new event in 2025.
19th March 2024

MCE 2024 visitors up over 30% on 2022

ITALY: Interest in the MCE Mostra Convegno Expocomfort exhibition is returning to pre-covid levels with visitor attendance for last week’s event up over 30% on the last show in 2022.
19th March 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.
18th March 2024

Joint venture adopts Epta brand

ITALY: All activities under the recently announced Epta and Viessmann Refrigeration joint venture are to operate under the Epta brand.
16th March 2024

Tecumseh opens bespoke production line

FRANCE: Tecumseh has implemented a flexible manufacturing line at its factory in Cessieu, France, to provide bespoke condensing units for OEM customers.
14th March 2024

Nexson Group acquires Thermowave

FRANCE: French heat exchanger manufacturer Nexson has acquired Thermowave, a sister company of German refrigeration equipment manufacturer Güntner and subsidiary of Vienna-based A-Heat AG.
13th March 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.
12th March 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.
12th March 2024

AirJoule signs joint venture deal

USA: A new joint venture has been formed to manufacture and supply air conditioning and atmospheric water harvesting products in the Americas, Africa, and Australia.
10th March 2024

Djibouti ratifies Kigali Amendment

DJIBOUTI: The Republic of Djibouti has become the 157th country to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.
10th March 2024

Öztiryakiler now a Hoshizaki subsidiary

JAPAN/TURKEY: Following the acquisition of 51% of its shares, the Turkish food service equipment manufacturer Öztiryakiler has now become a subsidiary of Japanese manufacturer Hoshizaki.
10th March 2024

Qvantum appoints Rosales as COO

SWEDEN: Swedish heat pump manufacturer Qvantum has appointed Federico Rosales, a former MD of Whirlpool Poland, as global COO. 
7th March 2024

Naples customs seize “military” HFC shipment

ITALY: Customs officers at the port of Napoli report the interception and seizure of 150 tons of HFC refrigerants.
7th March 2024

Chemours execs violated code of ethics

USA: Chemours claims that the members of its senior management placed on administrative leave last week violated its code of ethics and displayed a "lack of transparency" to the company’s board.
6th March 2024

Evapco to expand Taneytown HQ

USA: Evaporative cooling and industrial refrigeration products manufacturer Evapco is to expand its Taneytown, Maryland, HQ operations with an additional 45,000ft2 (4,180m2) of office space.
5th March 2024

HFC smuggler faces charges under US AIM Act

USA: A San Diego man has been arrested and charged with smuggling HFC refrigerants into the US from Mexico and selling them in contravention of the AIM Act.
4th March 2024

Copeland to relocate recip production to India

USA/MEXICO: Copeland is to relocate its CRi reciprocating compressor production from its plant in Reynosa, Mexico, to its existing compressor factory in Atit, India.
29th February 2024

Beijer Ref to acquire Australian firm QAE

SWEDEN/AUSTRALIA: Beijer Ref will expand its position in the Australian market with the agreement to acquire 60% of the shares in Sydney-based Quality Air Equipment (QAE).
29th February 2024

Chemours places CEO on administrative leave

USA: Chemours has placed its president and CEO Mark Newman, CFO Jonathan Lock and principal accounting officer Camela Wisel on administrative leave pending the completion of an internal review.
28th February 2024

Seeley to boost production in US export push

AUSTRALIA: Evaporative cooling equipment manufacturer Seeley International is to upgrade and expand its manufacturing plant in Lonsdale, South Australia, to boost exports to the USA.
28th February 2024

EPEE calls for RACHP recognition

BELGIUM: The European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) has called for recognition of the critical role of RACHP technologies in energy efficiency and climate mitigation. 
28th February 2024

Copeland opens controls R&D lab in Italy

USA/ITALY: Copeland has opened a new innovation lab at its Copeland Controls srl site in Belluno, Italy.
27th February 2024

Leak detection software attracts $5m funding

USA: The refrigerant leak detection software created by San-Jose-based Axiom Cloud has attracted $5m in funding to accelerate its deployment.
27th February 2024

Midea opens showroom in New York

USA: Chinese air conditioning and heat pump manufacturer Midea has opened its first national showroom and distribution centre in New York.
27th February 2024

European heat pump sales down 5% in 2023

EUROPE: After a decade of increases, heat pump sales in Europe fell by around 5% in 2023 – and market analysts are expecting this downward trend to continue this year.