Sustainable Chemical Plant: Climaveneta units installed at ICA2 plant

Sustainable Chemical Plant: Climaveneta units installed at ICA2 plant

ICA, Industria Chimica Adriaticak, has been producing wood coatings for more than 50 years. It’s still a family-run company, with 800 employees nationally and internationally. In the new building extension, called ICA 2, there are laboratories, spray booths for water-based coatings and solvent-based UV coatings, offices, and of course bathroom facilities.

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Deliver Profitable Growth| MIB Annual Conference

The MIB 2019 Annual Conference with the theme of "Deliver Profitable Growth" was held at the headquarters of Midea on Jan. 17th and Jan. 18th. More than 160 colleagues from MGB, ASEAN, India, and 20 branches from around the world participated in the conference.

Emerson Highlights ASCO™ Lead-Free Solenoid Valves at AHR Expo

Emerson, a global leader in fluid control and pneumatic technology, highlighted its ASCO™ lead-free solenoid valves at the recent AHR Expo in Atlanta, GA. These valves feature stainless steel, lead-free brass or composite constructions— meeting U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and NSF International requirements for potable water devices in commercial and industrial applications.

Report connects food loss, hunger, consumer demand, climate change

By 2030, new emerging traceability technologies like IoT sensors, blockchain and food-sensing technologies could reduce food loss by 85 million tons.

Fresh-Aire UV Names Kivlan Group 2018 Rep of the Year at the AHR Expo-2019

Fresh-Aire UV®, Jupiter, Fla., the largest manufacturer of UVC and PCO/carbon indoor air quality (IAQ) products in North America, named the Kivlan Group, Mechanicsburg, Pa. as its “2018 Rep of the Year” at the International Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo 2019), Jan. 14 in Atlanta.

HPT Annex 53 kicks-off at ASHRAE conference

On January 11, HPT Annex 53 (Advanced Cooling / Refrigeration Technologies Development) held their initial kick-off meeting at the Ashrae conference in Atlanta, GA USA.

IOR signs agreement with AIRAH

The Institute of Refrigeration has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH).

Brexit gets real

The reality of a no-deal Brexit is real with companies activating plans for a deal-less departure in March.  Ferry operator P&O is to register its six cross-Channel ferries under the Cypriot flag.  

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Daikin Acquires Austrian Refrigerating and Freezing Showcases Manufacturer AHT

Daikin has reached an agreement for the acquisition of Austria-based AHT Group, a leading company in the commercial refrigeration market in Europe.  The transaction value is € 881 million (about US$ 999 million). Through its subsidiary Daikin Europe headquartered in Belgium, Daikin will obtain all company shares from UK-based Bridgepoint, the private equity shareholder of AHT Group. Completion of the acquisition is planned for January 2019 after conclusion of all necessary procedures.

Midea Ramps up Activities in Australia

In November 2018, Midea Commercial Air Conditioner (CAC) held two significant events in a row in Australia: the Midea CAC Global Strategic Partner Conference and the opening of the first Midea Smart Home show-room.


Nidec Extends Competency by Drawing on Synergy with Secop Compressors

During Chillventa 2018, JARN interviewed Ricardo Maciel, president of Cold (compressor) Business Unit, Nidec Global Appliance Division, to hear about the focus on the acquisition of Secop and the synergy created.

Embraco New R290 Compressors Contributing to Enhanced Product Efficiency

During Chillventa 2018 held in Germany in October, JARN interviewed Luis Felipe Dau, president of Embraco, to hear about the company’s new products and business performance in the global market.


Fujitsu BDM for Midlands

Fujitsu has appointed Lee Bell as area business development manager in the Midlands. Lee has extensive air conditioning industry knowledge, having worked in the HVAC sector for over 25 years.

Aqua secures data centre deal

Hampshire-based temperature control specialist Aqua Group has been named as a strategic partner to PVD Modular in a deal which will see at least seven off-the-grid data centres built across Norway and Finland.


According to statistics released by Pakistan Central Bank, the country has seen a record high GDP growth rate in 13 years in the 2017 to 2018 fiscal year, up 5.8%, which was 0.4% higher than the previous fiscal year. In the past five fiscal years, GDP growth rate in Pakistan has been going up every year.



According to World Bank, India continues to be one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Teething troubles in the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which was implemented all over India from July 1, 2017, slowed down the country’s growth during the next two quarters. However, by the end of the April 2017–March 2018 period (known as fiscal year 2017–2018 in India), the economy was getting back on its feet. GDP growth during 2017–2018 was 7.4% against 6.8% in the previous year – leading all the major economies of the world.


The air conditioner market in Southeast Asia increased by a 5.6% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), and this trend is attracting more and more attention in the global air conditioner industry. It is estimated that by 2020, the population of Southeast Asia will reach 700 million.


The air conditioner market in China saw slight decline in 2018. JARN estimated that air conditioner market demand in China will amount to 59.53 million units in 2018, indicating 2.3% decline compared with 2017.

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Chillventa 2018 Report-- Photo Report

Kirloskar Chillers—featured products including the TurboLev water-cooled centrifugal chiller with a magnetic bearing compressor. The TurboLev adopts HFO-1234ze nontoxic and low-flammability refrigerant with zero ODP and less than 1 GWP and reduces direct CO2 emissions by 99.6%.

CEATEC Japan 2018 — Presents the Future Society Realized with Society 5.0 —

For four days from October 16 to 19, the Cyber Physical System (CPS)/Internet of Things (IoT) exhibition, Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) Japan 2018 was, held at Makuhari Messe. In the wake of the previous exhibition, that in 2018 was positioned as the ‘exhibition of Society 5.0 that dispatches Japan’s growth strategy and future towards the world.

Refrigerant Diversification to Reduce Environmental Impacts--Photo Report

Daikin—showcased a broad range of products with R32 refrigerant including Stylish wall-mounted RACs, the Daikin Altherma 3 heat pump, and the SkyAir Alpha series. Additionally, R410A systems such as Daikin VRV systems, ZEAS air conditioners, and Conveni Pack refrigeration systems were also displayed.