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.
On August 6, 2021, Daikin Brasil announced the acquisition of the Manaus factory, with the intention of setting up full-scale production of R32 air conditioners and expansion of future business in Brazil.
When reviewing the 2020 global air conditioner market trends, it emerges that the shift to mildly-flammable (A2L) refrigerant R32 continues to accentuate and is becoming more far-reaching, in spite of the significant impact exerted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The International Symposium on New Refrigerants and Environmental Technology 2021 will be organized by the Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association (JRAIA), providing the latest information and developments in the fields of new refrigeration techniques and refrigerants that protect the environment and save energy. Along with presentations, a poster session will be also held.
ResearchAndMarkets.com has released its report, ‘India Industrial Heat Pump Market for 2021–2027: Forecast by Types, Rated Capacity, Compressor Types, Operating Temperature Limit, Industry Types, Textile, Chemical and Others’.
South India contributes about 25% to the air conditioning and home appliances market of India, and the southern state of Kerala is India’s fastest-growing market. Voltas, a market leader in residential air conditioners in India, announced its Onam celebration offer for customers in Kerala. Onam is the most fervently celebrated festival of Kerala, and heralds the onset of the festival season in India. This year, it was celebrated from August 12 to 23.
Rheem announced that the company has acquired Friedrich Air Conditioning from Monomoy Capital Partners, effective on August 30, 2021. Friedrich is an industry leader in high-end air conditioning solutions and will be a standalone business unit within the Rheem Global Air business.
MEGA CLIMA WEST AFRICA 2020 was kicked off at Lagos, the largest city and also economic center of Nigeria, on local time 21st, September. MEGA CLIMA WEST AFRICA is the only professional HVAC exhibition in the West Africa and this is the second time for Gree to take part in. As affected by COVID-19 pandemic, this exhibition is postphoned to this Septempber from July of last year. However, this three-day exhibition also attracted lots of international exhibitors including Gree.