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Roaring Raw Material Prices Force AC Makers to Find New Strategies
Accompanying the roaring price of crude oil from the beginning of this year, prices of raw materials, especially those used in the air conditioning industry such as steel, copper, and plastics, experienced a sharp rise in 2008 in many countries.
Market news
CO2 vs HFO-1234yf
RAC Sales in Spain Dramatically Decreasing
Spanish Air Conditioning Market; After Years of Continuous Growth, Now a Sudden Decrease!
MHI Taking a Leap in Turkish VRF Market
AFCE Announces New Conference on Refrigerants
AHRI Welcomes Energy Star for Water Heaters
New York LX Series Acs Have Less Refrigerant
Sakura Exhibits Air Conditioners at Confair in Iran
DuPont Raises Price of R22 in European Market
FG Eurofred in the UK Market
Total Capacity of Global PRW Increases
Canadian Commercial AC Shipments Increase
DuPont Warns of Potential R22 Shortages
UK鈥檚 Climate Center Agrees with Daikin
Trane Announces Price Increase Across All Product Lines
Daikin Acquires German Heating System Company
Montreal Protocol Meeting Urges Use of Natural Refrigerants
Alternatives for MVAC Sector under SNAP Program
The U.S. and India Harmonize Standards
Carrier to Expand Portfolio of Cooling Products in Kuwait
AFS by Thermokey: Innovative Cooling with Mist Effect
Kiwis Search for Geothermal Energy
Korea Cancels Import Tax for Fluorite Product
LG, UK Appoints Graham Hendra
European Commission to Revise ODS Regulation
IOR and Carbon Trust to Run Project on Reducing Refrigerant Emissions
Top Class Innovation : Opening of Ziehl-Abegg InVent Technology Centre
Sanyo Expands Heat Pump Water Heater Sales in Europe
Samsung Holds First AC System Distributors Meeting in Antalya
Danfoss Adap-Kool Next Generation Control System
Study Describes Green Building Advantages in the U.S.
Was This Summer Hot ?
News From Global
China
Shanghai Hitachi New Heat Pump Compressor Stimulates Market
Energy Efficiency Standard Improvements Accelerates Inverter Market in China
McQuay Heat Pump Chillers to Supply Largest Railway Station in Asia
Panasonic Plans to Enter Chinese High-end AC Market in 2008
Further Cooperation between Hefei GMRI and AHRI
Shanghai Hitachi Builds Technology Service Center in India
Teco Qingdao to Begin Operation
Haier Wins Bidding in UN鈥檚 Global Sourcing Process
TCL Portable AC Cools Off Singaporean Schools
PPI of Industrial Products up 10% in July
Dalian Starts Ozone Layer Protection Program
China Issues National Decree on Energy-Saving at State-Funded Organizations
Gree Listed in Fortune Top 100 Eight Times
Broad Holds Seminar on Absorption Acs
Johnson Controls Opens Integrated Building Automation Showroom in Beijing
China鈥檚 Cold Chain Market Looks Promising
Guangdong Province Sees Increase in AC Exports
The National Energy Administration Officially Established
Environmental Market Solutions Consults on LEED Building in China
Midea鈥檚 Strategic Cooperation with Chinese Diving and Swim Teams
New Energy Efficiency Grades for Acs Intake Effect in Nanjing
After Eight Years, Galanz World-Leading AC Manufacturer
Form-E helps Aux ACs鈥 Exports to Malaysia
Delegation of Panasonic Home Appliances Visits in Hefei
Growth Rate of 18% for Sanhua Sales 2007
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Special Report
Testo to Present New Thermal Imager
G枚nka Looks for Joint Venture Partner for Production
Karyer Offers New Series Blast Freezers
Kaori鈥檚 New CO2 Brazed Plate Heat Exchanger
Mitsubishi Electric to Exhibit Zubadan Heat Pump
Hanbell Offers Extensive Range of Compressors
Haier Launches New FreeMatch DC Inverter Range for 2009
Chigo鈥檚 CMV: A New Shining Star
Shuangliang, a Leading LiBr Absorption Chiller Manufacturer
Alfa Laval Acquires German Welded Heat Exchanger Company
Fujikoki Globally Supplies AC&R Automatic Controls
Petra Offers Rooftop Units with Scroll Compressors
WTK鈥檚 PE Series Counter-Flow Direct Expansion Evaporators
Midea CAC Great Product Lineup
Sanyo Pioneers Sustainable Solutions
Friterm Specializes in Finned Type Heat Exchangers
ebm-papst Offers Energy-efficient Solutions for HVAC&R Technology
ACC Provides Household and Commercial Electrical Appliances
Danfoss Adap-Kool Next Generation Control System
Chillventa 2008 Expected to Be a Great Expo
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Exhibit New KX6 VRF Systems at Chillventa 2008