World News

Industry news and insights from Europe and around the World

UK News

Latest news and developments in the United Kingdom


Keep up-to-date with the latest new products and technology


General articles, applications and industry analysis

Paraquay seizes 2000 illegal R22 units

Paraguay-HCFC-equip-seizurePARAGUAY: Authorities in Puerto Fénix have seized over 2000 illegal R22 air conditioning units.

Since March 1, the importation of R22 air conditioning units up to 24,000Btu (7kW) have been banned in Paraguay under its Montreal Protocol commitments.

The illegal air conditioners were found in 18 containers and, according to Paraguay’s Environment Secretariat SEAM, comprised units in sizes 12,000Btu (3.5kW), 18,000 (5.3kW) and 24,000Btu (7kW)

The Environment Secretariat has not indicated the origin of the shipment but photographs suggest the units were from China.

Paraguay is extending its HCFC equipment ban to include units up to 60,000Btu (17.6kW) from June 1 with a complete ban on all units from September 1.

Latest News

20th February 2024

F-gas regulation published in Official Journal

EUROPE: The new F-gas regulation has now been published in the EU’s Official Journal, making it legally binding and entering into force in 20 days.
20th February 2024

Carrier Germany increases heat pump training

GERMANY: Carrier Germany is offering new hydraulics training courses  at its training centre on the IKKE campus in Duisburg to support the growing demand for heat pump expertise. 
20th February 2024

Oceanair acquired by builders’ merchant MKM

UK: Air conditioning and heat pump distributor Oceanair UK has been acquired by MKM, the independent builders’ merchant.
20th February 2024

Carrier to build factory and R&D facility in Saudi Arabia

SAUDI ARABIA: Carrier is to build an advanced manufacturing and R&D facility in Saudi Arabia in a partnership with Alat, a new Riyadh-based public investment fund company.
19th February 2024

BDN offers high level monitoring

IRELAND: The first installation of Bitzer’s Digital Network (BDN) in Ireland is providing high-level monitoring, system diagnostics and optimisation for an award-winning deli food specialist.
19th February 2024

Manchester receives heat pump training boost

UK: Daikin UK in partnership with the Green Skills Academy is to deliver the first heat pump training programme for college tutors and staff at nine Greater Manchester colleges.