Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning establishes sales company in Vietnam

Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning establishes sales company in Vietnam

Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning (Headquartered: Minato Ward, Tokyo; Chief Executive Officer: Franz Cerwinka) today announced that it will establish a new joint venture, Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning Vietnam Limited Liability Company, with Thang Uy Engineering Asia Pte. Ltd. on October 1, 2018. These trends have resulted in a rapidly expanding market for air conditioners.

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China Cold Chain (Meat and Seafood, Fruits and Vegetables, Bakery, Pharmaceutical and Others) Market Outlook to 2022

The China cold chain market is highly fragmented in nature and is at the nascent stage. The companies compete on various parameters including the warehouse capacity, number of pallets, fleet, temperature range, network coverage and locations.

PMI Expresses Disappointment with Decision to Impose Tariffs

Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) today expressed disappointment on behalf of its members with the decision by the Trump Administration and the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to impose tariffs of 10 percent on more than $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, including plumbing-related products and components.

Optimum Energy Receives Patents for Technologies that Make Smart Buildings Even Smarter

Optimum Energy has been awarded two patents for technologies that allow building owners to harness the full benefits of HVAC optimization and boost cost, water and energy savings using cloud computing, machine learning and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity.

Venstar Wi-Fi Thermostats Now Compatible with Google Assistant for Voice Control of Home Comfort

Venstar® recently announced that its ColorTouch®, Explorer® and Explorer Mini programmable Wi-Fi® thermostats are now compatible with Google Assistant, giving users voice control over their thermostat functions.  Voice commands include setting temperatures and turning on heat or air conditioning for one or multiple thermostats in their homes.

Climaveneta: Free-cooled and innovative bottle manufacturing

With 30 years of experience in PET containers solutions, SIPA has acquired considerable expertise in all available bottle manufacturing and filling technologies, from preforms to finished products, for the food and beverage, chemical products, cosmetics, detergents, and pharmaceutical sectors. Headquartered in Italy, SIPA has 16 sales branches and 4 production plants.

Asda chooses Aerofoil

Supermarket Asda is to install F1-inspired Aerofoils in 187 of its supermarkets, with the aim of reducing electricity consumption from refrigeration by an estimated 17% and cutting CO2 emissions.

Paneltex 7.5t electric trucks with Magtec

Paneltex launched a Magtec powered 7.5 tonne electric truck including with a refrigerated box body at Cenex-LCV 2018. Paneltex will enter series production of these 7.5 tonne electric trucks in conjunction with Magtec.

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AC Market Struggles to Record Positive Growth

As in previous years, JARN recently interviewed major air conditioner manufacturers and related associations around the world. Based on these interviews, we prepared this report on the global air conditioner market in the first half of 2018 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 who have given great support and selfless dedication.

Honeywell Unveils New Non-flammable Refrigerant with Lower GWP

The new refrigerant addresses a major concern for the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry, contractors, and end-users in light of new regulatory requirements and safety standards.

【PR】Kaori Heat Exchanger meet Ecodesign for Heating & Cooling experts

In order to contribute the innovation competency and strengthening of the competitiveness for the Heating and Cooling industries, Kaori enhance the development of innovative technologies on energy-efficient and highly cost effective Brazed Plate heat exchangers. Kaori has now extended its heat exchanger portfolio to include 3 new D071, Z400N and R216/ R216D designed for the specific requirements of low-GWP refrigerants.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> D071 new patented True Double Wall inherits not only visible crossover protection designs from the original D series, but also offers a pressure resistance up to 40 bar (580 psi). Kaori Claims it is the industry&rsquo;s first high pressure double wall Brazed Plate Heat Exchanger for who would like to broaden their range of heating and cooling applications.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The Z400N nickel brazed aims for industrial heating or cooling process applications with high volume heat exchange needs. In addition, Kaori has successfully developed the enhanced (pressure resistance up to 30bar/435psi) nickel brazed heat exchanger for ammonia refrigeration systems. This solutions is optimized also for deionized water, sulphides and sulphates with better corrosive resistances.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> The R216/R216D, is specifically designed for high performance dual compressor systems in chillers and heat pumps applications.<br /> <img alt="" src="" style="width: 309px; height: 140px;" />


Chemours Showing Its Strength with Lower GWP Refrigerants

During China Refrigeration Expo (CRH) 2018 held in Beijing in April, JARN interviewed Diego Boeri, vice president of Chemours Fluorochemicals, to hear about the company’s refrigerant business strategy under more stringent environmental regulations in the global market.

JCI Emphasizes Comprehensive Evaluations at Alternative Refrigerants

JARN interviewed Dr. Paul de Larminat, senior expert and consultant of Johnson Controls, and he commented on alternative refrigerants from safety, reliability, cost optimization, thermodynamic properties, and other points of view.

Daikin Vietnam Armed with Just-in-time Production & Delivery

On May 18, Daikin held an opening ceremony at its factory in Vietnam. Prior to the ceremony on the same day, Daikin held a press conference attended by its representatives including Jiro Tomita, member of the board and senior executive officer, and Yoshihiro Mineno, senior executive officer.


Georgia Contractor Announces Expansion

Douglasville, Georgia-based Assured Comfort Heating, Air & Plumbing announced its acquisition of Gus HVAC, expanding its territory to the greater Canton and Alpharetta areas.

Trade bodies in skills win

Three trade associations have joined forces to secure agreement from the four UK governments to manage and develop apprenticeships, qualifications and National Occupational Standards for the building services engineering sector.

Lawton Tubes centenary: 100 years of precious metal

With the Lawton Tube Company celebrating its centenary, David Todd visited Coventry to discover more about a rich industrial past and ambitions for the future. Cousins Oliver and Giles Lawton are the fourth generation of their family to head the UK’s leading independent manufacturer and distributor of copper tube.


New name for McDonald

Bespoke copper hot water cylinder manufacturer McDonald Engineers UK is changing its name to McDonald Water Storage and says it has plans to double in size within five years.

Arkema expands Thiochemicals global manufacturing capacity for linear mercaptans

Arkema announced a project to increase its linear mercaptans production capacities to support the demand growth of polymers for transportation and electronics markets. This incremental investment would increase the Houston (Texas) plant’s manufacturing capacity by up to 30 percent.

Expert workshop preparation Annex Comfort Climate Box

The IEA Technology Collaboration PRogram on Heat Pumping Technologies and the IEA Energy Storage TCP organize a workshop to finalize the discussion on the objectives, scope and activities of the new Annex. The outcome of this workshop will be a workplan for this new annex on the Comfort Climate Box.

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Fooma Japan 2018

Fooma Japan 2018 was held from June 12 to 15 at the Tokyo Big Sight. Sponsored by the Japan Food Machinery Manufacturers’ Association, and held under the theme of ‘Food Technology Unlimited,’ Fooma Japan 2018 is Asia’s largest class and comprehensive trade show showcasing food technologies and proposed an ‘affluent future being explored by food technology’ through state-of-the-art food processing machinery, products and services.

Frigair 2018 Showcases Products for African Market

Frigair Expo 2018 took place at the Gallagher Estate in in Johannesburg, South Africa, from June 6 to 8. Frigair Expo is the African continent’s only dedicated heating, energy, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HEVAC&R) exhibition. This expo showcases the crucial role played by the HEVAC&R industry and the rapidly developing technology in eco-friendly efficiency.

Japan’s Only Data Center Expo Opens

From May 9 to 11, Japan IT Week was held at the Tokyo Big Sight. Japan IT Week is an exposition specializing in IT that is held three times a year. It consists of a total of 13 expositions including a Software & Apps Development Expo, an IoT/M2M Expo and an AI & Business Automation Expo.

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