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Trade War Accelerates and Supply Chain Heads South

The intensifying trade war between the United States and China not only casts a shadow over the global economy, but also seriously impacts both the supply and demand sides of the air conditioning indu...


Use of R290 for Heat Pumps Expanding in Europe

In Europe, demand for rotary compressors using propane (R290) refrigerant is expanding. There are several contributing factors for this increase such as growing demand for heat pump applications such ...


Brazilian Split-type RAC Market Registers 28% Growth in Q1 2

The summer of 2019 in Brazil was one of the hottest in recent years. In addition, a slight recovery in economic activity has emerged this year compared with last year. These factors positively impacte...


HARFKO 2019 Celebrates Its 30-year History with Great Succes

HARFKO 2019, the Heating, Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration, and Fluid Exhibition in Korea, was held from March 12 to 15 at KINTEX, with the theme of ‘The Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution! ...


Changing the Game with Heat Pumps

— Review of ISH 2019 in Germany ISH, the world’s leading biennial trade fair focusing on the responsible management of water and energy in buildings, was held from March 11 to 15 at Mes...


Panasonic Aiming at Further Growth in Europe by Partnering w

Panasonic along with Systemair announced on February 26 a strategic partnership to develop integrated and sustainable heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) solutions f...


Ductless ACs Boom in Atlanta — Report on the 2019 AHR Expo

During an action-packed three days spanning January 14 to 16, the 2019 AHR Expo, the world’s largest heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) event, was held in Atl...


Next-generation Refrigerant Initiatives

—Report on Kobe Symposium 2018 The International Symposium on New Refrigerants and Environmental Technology 2018 (Kobe Symposium) was held at the Kobe International Conference Center and orga...


Daikin Acquires Austrian Refrigerating and Freezing Showcase

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...

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