Embraco Launches Condensing Units Portfolio for Japanese Market Needs

Embraco Launches Condensing Units Portfolio for Japanese Market Needs

Embraco is launching in Japan a new portfolio of refrigeration condensing units built for the Japanese market needs. The lineup is suited for a variety of applications such as professional kitchen reach-ins, supermarket display cases, island freezers, and refrigerators for medical applications.

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Projects Promoting Heat Pump Excellence - Material NOW Available

It was a pleasure having you as our guests in our event "Projects Promoting Heat Pump Excellence” We hope it was a valuable experience for you too and you appreciated the insights provided by our speakers. We are happy to share the presentations used during the session.

Trane Technologies Named One of the World's Best Employers by Forbes

Trane Technologies plc (NYSE:TT), a global climate innovator, has been named to the Forbes list of the World’s Best Employers 2021.   To compile the list, Forbes teamed up with market research company Statista and surveyed 150,000 workers from around the world. Those workers were first asked to rate their willingness to recommend their employers to their family and friends. They were also asked to rate other companies in their industry on aspects like image, economic footprint, talent development, gender equality and social responsibility. The 750 companies with the highest total scores made the list.

[The People Behind Bespoke] Meeting the Needs of a New Generation of Consumers With Bespoke

Samsung’s Bespoke Home vision offers consumers a home that is beautifully designed, full of flexible features, seamlessly connected and inspired by its user. In this second installment of ‘People Behind Bespoke’, Hyesoon Yang, Head of Customer Experience for Digital Appliances at Samsung Electronics, discusses how the consumer experience inspires the customizable technology that makes up the Bespoke Home.

Skills crunch keeping contractors awake at night

Rising costs and a shortage of skilled people are giving building services contractors sleepless nights, according to a new business survey.   Members of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) said they were facing “major challenges” due to a combination of rising labour and material costs, growing lead times, shortage of equipment and delivery delays.

Release of IEA World Energy Outlook 2021

This year’s edition of the World Energy Outlook (WEO), released on October 13, has been designed, exceptionally, as a guidebook to COP26. It spells out clearly what is at stake – what the pledges to reduce emissions made by governments so far mean for the energy sector and the climate. And it makes clear what more needs to be done to move beyond these announced pledges towards a pathway that would have a good chance of limiting global warming to 1.5 °C and avoiding the worst effects of climate change.

Built4People Partnership kicked-off

The Built4People European Partnership (B4P) kicked-off with the first online Board meeting on 5 October 2021. B4P is a new industrial partnership between the European Commission, the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP) and the World Green Building Council (WGBC) to co-programme and co-finance research topics under Horizon Europe.

120 joint years for Lauda

For the second time this year, LAUDA DR. R. WOBSER GMBH & CO. KG was able to host a traditional ceremony. Three employees were honored for 40 years of service at LAUDA. Sonja Hörner-Dürr, Peter Spitznagel and Peter Wiltschek all began their training at LAUDA on August 24, 1981. In addition to the general management and the LAUDA management team, the congratulators included colleagues and companions of the employees as well as the mayor of the city of Lauda-Königshofen, Dr. Lukas Braun.

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Is the U.S. Unitary Market Cooling after Overheating?

The combined shipments of central air conditioners and heat pumps in the United States this year are showing strong growth, according to data from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). These central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps are called ducted air-to-air (ATA) cooling-only and heat pump systems mainly outside the United States. Therefore, they are simply referred to as central ducted air conditioners here. Cumulative shipments from January to June 2021, announced by AHRI on August 13, 2021, increased by 19.1% compared with the same period last year. In particular, the shipment increases in April and May were remarkable, with year-on-year increases of 55.2% in April and 31.5% in May.

Global AC Market Struggling to Recover

As in previous years, JARN recently conducted interviews and questionnaires with major air conditioner manufacturers and related associations around the world. Based on these interviews and questionnaires these stakeholders filled in, we prepared this comprehensive report on the global air conditioner market in the first half of 2021 and are proud to share it with our global readers.

First of all, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the professional stakeholders for their great support and selfless dedication. We ask our readers to kindly point out any errors. Due to the length of the report, it will be published in two issues.

Daikin Develops a New Refrigerant for EV Air Conditioning

Daikin has developed D1V-140, a refrigerant blend for battery electric vehicle (BEV) air conditioning. Daikin described the characteristics of this new refrigerant during a lecture titled ‘New Refrigerant for Battery Electric Vehicles Using Heat Pumps’ at the second IIR International Conference on HFO Refrigerants and Blends (HFO2021) that was held from June 16 to 18, 2021. The new refrigerant developed by Daikin reduces its environmental impact as well as significantly improves the heat pump performance of BEV air conditioners, which has been an issue up to date.


Sanhua Forging ahead in the Context of ‘Dual Carbon’ Goal

China is accelerating the progress of carbon neutrality, and the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) industry is actively involved. JARN interviewed Weidong Xu, director of the Strategic Sourcing Department of Sanhua Holding Group, to hear his comments on the future trends of HVAC&R and Sanhua’s strategic plans to achieve carbon neutrality.
  The accomplishment of the national carbon neutralization goal depends on the realization of carbon neutral in every industry section, every industry chain. The realization path to carbon neutrality requires the simultaneous advancements of the both supply and consumption side to decrease the energy and increase the performances.

Secop Offers Premium Solutions for Severe Conditions

In May 2021, Secop appointed Dr. Andreas Schmid as chief executive officer (CEO). On this occasion, JARN interviewed Dr. Schmid to hear his views on the new Secop Group and the plans to maintain and strengthen Secop’s position as one of the world’s leading companies in the refrigeration business.
Secop is an experienced player in refrigeration with a long-established tradition of innovative products, application engineering know-how, high-quality products, and customer support.

JRAIA International Symposium Provides Guidance on Optimal Refrigerants

The JRAIA International Symposium, known as the Kobe Symposium, is organized by the Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association (JRAIA) and has been held every other year since 1994. This symposium is attracting international attention as a place for governments, organizations, research institutes, universities, companies, etc. to present the latest information on the environment and refrigerants. Prior to the online event held on October 14 and 15 this year, JARN interviewed Tetsuji Okada, president, and Kazuhiro Hasegawa, senior manager of the Engineering Department, JRAIA, and asked about the main themes of the symposium and refrigerant trends.


The Drive Towards Low Carbon: Join The Energy Revolution With NIBE Pro

As the UK faces rising gas prices and potential shortages this winter, customers are increasingly looking for alternative ways of heating their homes. Heat pumps are predicted to be the UK’s primary heating technology in the coming decades, with the Government aiming to roll out 600,000 units to households per year by 2028. This target, alongside plans to phase out fossil fuel heating systems in new homes from 2025, makes becoming a renewable heating expert seem (rightfully) the most attractive option for installers like you today.

Turners (Soham) Ltd Counts on Fuel Savings with Thermo King Advancer

One of the largest privately owned transport companies in the United Kingdom upgrades its trailer fleet with 71 new Advancer A-400 units from Thermo King.
Thermo King®, a leader in transport temperature control solutions and a brand of Trane Technologies, today announced that Turners (Soham) Ltd, one of the largest privately owned transport companies in the United Kingdom (U.K.) upgraded its fleet with 71 new temperature controlled trailers featuring Advancer A-400 units. Turners expects the fuel efficiency of the Advancer to help them mitigate the impact of the rising fuel costs on their operations.

Munters appoints Grete Solvang Stoltz as Group Vice President HR and Sustainability

Grete Solvang Stoltz, currently Senior Vice President Human Resources and Sustainability at LKAB, will join the Munters’ management team as Group Vice President HR and Sustainability.
Grete Solvang Stoltz has extensive experience in running global strategic programs with a focus on corporate culture as well as organizational and sustainable development. She has previously held a number of highly qualified HR positions at LKAB and SCA.


ACCA Forms Partnership with Resideo

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) announces that Resideo has joined ACCA's corporate partner program. Resideo and its Honeywell Home-branded solutions has over 130 years of engineering experience, which now focuses on offering solutions that protect and conserve a home’s critical systems: air, water, energy, and security.

A highly efficient freezing system from starfrost has significantly increased operational hours and enhanced product quality for ultracongelados del Oja

International cooling solutions provider Starfrost has delivered a high performance quick freezing solution for Ultracongelados del Oja, part of the international corporation Virto Group, after the company was experiencing issues with the IQF quality of its frozen rice.
In the food processing industry, IQF stands for Individually Quick Freezing – a rapid freezing method designed for large quantities of loose products. As an essential process for food manufacturers producing frozen products such as vegetables, fruits and berries as well as rice, shrimp and diced or cubed meat, the performance and reliability of the freezing system is paramount to successful production.

ECO Tec Named "Green Choice" Product by Contractor Magazine

Our energy-efficient ECO Tec premium residential gas boiler has been named a “Green Choice” product by the editors of Contractor magazine in the publication’s October edition. Contractor is a leading magazine serving mechanical contracting professionals responsible for plumbing, heating, specialty piping and fire protection systems and covers the latest products, technologies and strategies that are driving safer, more efficient mechanical systems.

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Food Technologies Gather at Fooma Japan 2021

From June 1 to 4, 2021 International Food Machinery & Technology Exhibition (Fooma Japan 2021), Asia’s largest comprehensive trade show in the food technology sector, sponsored by the Japan Food Machinery Manufacturer’s Association (FOOMA), was held at Aichi Sky Expo in Aichi Prefecture. The 44th edition of Fooma Japan 2021 was held under the theme of ‘Creativity will change the future of food.’ A total of 661 companies exhibited in all 19 fields, such as the food manufacturing and processing fields, engineering robots and the Internet of Things (IoT) field, the cutting-edge automation segment that solves labor shortages and is labor saving, as well as hygiene measures and the management field that are useful for introducing hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP). The total number of visitors over the four- day period was 22,420.

CR Expo 2021, Shanghai

–Continued from May Issue

Heat Pump Area—acted at CR 2021 as an interactive and centralized display platform for residential AC&R manufacturers. In the area, leading Chinese manufacturers such as Midea, Gree, Haier, and New Energy displayed their heat pumps, and CRAA promoted its certification program for heat pumps. Conferences on heat pumps were also held in the conference area.

Chinese AC Manufacturers Play Active Role at the 129th Canton Fair

Themed ‘Canton Fair, Global Share’, the 129th China Import and Export Fair, Canton Fair, was held successfully online from April 15 to 24, 2021, with 35.38 million visits on the official website and registered and participating buyers from 227 countries and regions. The fair was held under the leadership of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce and Guangdong Provincial Government, with the great support of various departments of the central government, local commerce departments, and Chinese embassies and consulates abroad.

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