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  • A “plastic” answer to eco-friendly refrigeration?

    UK/SPAIN: Researchers from the UK and Spain claim to have identified an eco-friendly solid that could provide an inexpensive and efficient alternative to established refrigerants. Teams from the universities of Cambridge and Catalunya found that crystals of neopentylglycol, a widely available organic chemical compound currently used in the […]

  • Beijer Ref resurrects Kirby name

    AUSTRALIA: Following its acquisition by Beijer Ref last year, refrigeration wholesaler Heatcraft Australia has been renamed Kirby to reflect its long heritage. The Kirby brand has been established in Australia since 1924. The company was acquired by Lennox International in 1999 and began trading with Lovelocks under the Heatcraft brand in […]

  • MHI plans Euro launch of small split using refrigerant R454C

    JAPAN: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has announced what it claims is the first small residential air conditioning system using lower GWP refrigerant R454C. The demonstration unit is said to offer significant environmental progress over the current R410A and R32. MHI says it has overcome the shortcomings of the R454C, such as, for example, using […]

  • Midwest Metal Products' expanding Indiana facility

    Inside Midwest Metal Products' evergrowing company.&nbs […]

  • Obafemi leaves Johnson Controls Hitachi

    UK: Johnson Controls Hitachi UK and Ireland MD Gboyega “Femi” Obafemi is reported to be leaving the company for “personal reasons”. Obafemi joined JCI-Hitachi in 2016 from Watts Water Technologies. He previously spent three years as MD of Toshiba Carrier UK, leaving in 2010 to take up the role of executive director – […]

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