Saginomiya, a manufacturer of automatic controls, continues to expand its lineup for various types of refrigerants, including next generation refrigerants such as low global warming potential (GWP) and natural refrigerants. Saginomiya leads the Japanese air conditioning and refrigeration (AC&R) automatic control market with top share. The company continues to market various types of products from its factory which is fully equipped with a strict quality management system for production. Its products include those that have been supplied for more than half a century.
In order to contribute to global environmental preservation, multiple types of refrigerants are presently available as alternatives to fluorocarbon refrigerants which have high GWP values. As one of alternative refrigerants, R32 is increasingly being adopted in room and packaged air conditioners. On the other hand, natural refrigerants such as R744 (CO2
) and hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants such as R448A and R449A are regarded to be promising for refrigeration and cold storage equipment.