Carrier Helps IKEA LIVAT Centre Wuhan to Improve Indoor Air Quality with Innovative Solutions

Carrier Helps IKEA LIVAT Centre Wuhan to Improve Indoor Air Quality with Innovative Solutions

To help improve its indoor air quality, LIVAT Centre Wuhan, which is affiliated with IKEA Group, selected Carrier China, a leader in the industry, to provide a robust set of solutions including new air conditioning units, airside equipment cleaning and renovation, as well as chiller maintenance that helped to create a cleaner and healthier indoor shopping environment.

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Wieland acquires specialty metals distributor Diversified Metals

In November 2018, the Wieland Group acquired Diversified Metals, Inc., a leading specialty metals distributor based in Massachusetts, USA, and serving customers all across North America.

What Makes a Smart City of the Future, and Who Will Create It?

As Panasonic continues investing in 'Sustainable Smart Town' planning, implementation, and evolution in Japan, a group of panelists at the company's Cross-Innovation Forum 2018 in Tokyo contemplate how any city can become 'smart.'

How niche and challenger brands support the frozen food aisle

The frozen aisle has undergone major transformation, from the sodium-heavy, artificial ingredient-laden TV dinners to today’s naturally preserved alternatives. While consumers may have helped to drive this change, overall, category leaders have endeavored to make their once theoretical ideals a reality.

Aiming High, Greenbuild 2018 Closes with New Initiatives, Updates

The Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, presented by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and owned and operated by Informa Exhibitions, concluded last week in Chicago, where thousands of members of the global green building community gathered.

Horizon 2020 LabelPack A+ (GEN - 967.00)

GEN - 967.00. Initiated in 2015 by ESTIF, the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation, and funded by the European Commission, an online tool for calculating solar devices using the SOLCAL method is under development.

R32 updates from Toshiba

Toshiba Air Conditioning has published new information on its latest R32 refrigerant-based Mirai, Shorai and Daiseikai residential air conditioning systems, as well as the full range of Digital Inverter and Super Digital Inverter light commercial split system range.

Wieland joins its forces

Wieland introduces its new brand - and clearly positions itself as a partner to its customers for the challenges of today and tomorrow. Modern design, reduced to the essentials, builds on Wieland's most valuable capital: an excellent reputation and name - confirmed by the daily commitment of its employees worldwide.

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Panasonic’s New Commercial AC Sales Company in China Launches Operations in September

Panasonic established Panasonic Appliances Air-Conditioning Equipment (China) Co., Ltd. (PAPAECN) on June 6, 2018, with the objective of strengthening its commercial air conditioner business in the Chinese market. The sales company, which exclusively sells commercial air conditioner systems, launched its sales operations this September.

AC Markets in Japan and Europe Heat Up as Temperatures Soar

Heat waves have turned up the temperature on room air conditioner (RAC) demand in Japan and Europe this summer. The summer RAC sales competition in 2018 has also seen the heat turned up with special demand. Japan posted solid growth in RAC demand in 2016 and 2017, and domestic RAC shipments in the first half of 2018 grew by 4.8% over the same period of the previous year. Then a heat wave visited Japan in July, which turned up the heat on the sales competition.


Innova’s Products Impress the World with Technology and Design

JARN interviewed Gianandrea Masserdotti, brand ambassador of Innova, to hear about the company’s history, products, manufacturing concepts, business strategy, and so on.

Mayekawa Leads AC&R Industry with Natural Five Refrigerants

Mayekawa is a world-leading industrial refrigeration manufacturer. JARN interviewed Shin Maekawa, president of Mayekawa, to hear about the company’s global operations and highlights at Chillventa 2018 that will be held in October in Germany.

Panasonic to Harvest the Benefits of Cross Value Innovation

This July, JARN went to Panasonic’s factory in Gunma Prefecture to meet Atsuki Tsutsumi, director, Panasonic – Cold Chain Business Division, Appliances Company, to hear about the global development of Panasonic’s cold chain business and recent organizational changes.


Temperature monitoring for vets

Paragon, which provides services to companion, equine and farm animals, was using temperature data loggers but found these to be potentially retrospective. The practice wanted live monitoring and a warning system.

Georgia Power CEO Paul Bowers Receives Four Pillar Award

The Council for Quality Growth has honored Paul Bowers, Georgia Power’s chairman, president and CEO, with its 29th annual Four Pillar Award. The Four Pillar Award is a prestigious leadership award given to an outstanding Georgian who has served his or her community, region and state.

SLX High Output Ultraviolet Fixture Provides Flexible HVAC Installation for High Airborne Kill Rates

The SLX high output ultraviolet fixture from UV Resources efficiently and affordably disinfects HVACR airstreams, cooling coils and drain pans to keep them free of infection-causing and efficiency-robbing microorganisms and organic matter.



Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in the United States reached 2.4% in 2017, and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.7%. The United States reduced corporate tax to a large extent, and manufacturers were active in equipment investment. The stock market kept rising and enterprises saw improved profitability. Many mainstream manufacturers have seen at least a 10% growth rate in revenue.


Chillers are largely classified as aircooled chillers rejecting condensing heat from heat exchangers with air-coils, and water-cooled chillers rejecting heat from a cooling tower through cooling water. When rejected heat from condensers is used for heating by reversing the refrigerant flow, the chillers can be used as heat pumps.

World Chiller and Air-side Equipment Market: 1 OVERVIEW

Central air conditioner chiller systems comprise a heat-source chiller and air-side equipment such as air handling units (AHUs) and fan coil units (FCUs), along with pumps used to convey chilled and cooling water, water pipes, cooling towers to dissipate heat outdoors, and other equipment. The total cost of a chiller system varies a great deal and depends on the individual systems and applications. In terms of value, total world demand for air-side AHUs and FCUs combined is roughly the same as demand for chillers.

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Refrigeration & HVAC Indonesia Expands by Adding Two More New Exhibitions

Refrigeration & HVAC Indonesia and International Indonesian Sea-food and Meat (IISM) Expo were held simultaneously at Jakarta International Expo from September 26 to 28, 2018. From this year, two other exhibitions, Solar & Energy Storage Indonesia and International Farming Technology Expo, were added.

Fooma Japan 2018

Fooma Japan 2018 was held from June 12 to 15 at the Tokyo Big Sight. Sponsored by the Japan Food Machinery Manufacturers’ Association, and held under the theme of ‘Food Technology Unlimited,’ Fooma Japan 2018 is Asia’s largest class and comprehensive trade show showcasing food technologies and proposed an ‘affluent future being explored by food technology’ through state-of-the-art food processing machinery, products and services.

Frigair 2018 Showcases Products for African Market

Frigair Expo 2018 took place at the Gallagher Estate in in Johannesburg, South Africa, from June 6 to 8. Frigair Expo is the African continent’s only dedicated heating, energy, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HEVAC&R) exhibition. This expo showcases the crucial role played by the HEVAC&R industry and the rapidly developing technology in eco-friendly efficiency.