Changing Marketing Channels for ACs

Large changes are underway in the marketing of home appliances and electronics. To give a few examples, companies are withdrawing from or spinning off businesses at the manufacturer level, the share o...


Technical Trend of Chillers

Energy conservation and global warming reduction are the current major issues for HVAC equipment. To improve the energy efficiency of chiller systems, technical development focused on large oil-free c...


Chiller Market Review in 2014--Latin America

Reported by Joaquin Gentzsch, JARN’s correspondent in Chile   The total Latin American air conditioning unit market is estimated at roughly 9.5 million units, accounting for around 8.5% of the world market. However, over 80% consist of small domestic units, primarily window type room air conditioners. Latin America’s chiller market represents around 4% of the global chiller market.   A d...


Chiller Market Review in 2014--Russia

Based on information from APIC and Litvinchuk Marketing   In the first half of 2015, the Russian chiller market showed signs of a slow-down. The usual pattern when the market is growing is much b...


Chiller Market Review in 2014--Spain

Spain Reported by Pilar Budi, director general, Asociacion de Fabricantes de Equipos de Climatizacion (AFEC)   After several years of recession in Spain, growth was seen in 2014 and prospects for...


Chiller Market Review in 2014--Italy

Italy Reported by Carmine Casale, HVAC&R Consultant, Italy   In 2014, the Italian HVAC industry reported an overall substantial improvement after many years of depression. More important, the...


What Is The Best Alternative to R410A?

Refrigerant selection for air conditioning and refrigeration equipment appears to be experiencing a bit of turbulence. There are a large number of alternative refrigerant candidates, spanning both che...


Where Have All the Makers Gone?

Power of Chinese Manufacturers on Display at IFA At IFA 2015, a global trade show for consumer electronics held in Berlin, Germany, this September, it was reported that Sony and Panasonic were the onl...


Technological Features of Industrial and Commercial Compress

-- Continued from August Issue Reported by Ma Guoyuan, professor and head of Department of Refrigeration and Cryogenic Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, member of Expert Committee of...


Review of the Global Air Conditioner Market in the First Hal

--   Continued from August Issue Australia Australian air conditioner market in the first half of 2015 increased 2.3% compared with the same period of last year.   Rising numbers of apa...


MicroGroove Technology Motivates Research on Multi AC System

MicroGroove Technology was on display once again at the IIR International Congresses of Refrigeration. As a sponsor, the Copper Alliance exhibited examples of MicroGroove tubes and coils on behalf of ...