State of the Union address proposes 55% emissions reduction and confirms the delayed Renovation wave

State of the Union address proposes 55% emissions reduction and confirms the delayed Renovation wave

Yesterday, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen held her first State of the Union speech at the European Parliament. Von der Leyen announced the Commissions aim to increase the emission reduction target to 55% compared to 1990 levels by 2030 and revealed that 37% of the NextGenerationEU fund will be invested in European Green Deal objectives. She confirmed to kickstart the Renovation Wave aiming to turn the construction sector “from carbon source into a carbon sink” as become less wasteful and more sustainable.

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The end of the traditional weekly shop?

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, technology will play a greater role in everyday life than ever before. One of the first big changes we saw at the start of lockdown was a shift in the way consumers carried out their grocery shopping. How has consumer behaviour changed since then, and are retailers facing a future where virtual shoppers are the norm?


Hand in hand with the future, in the future, robots will work smoothly together with humans

Robots are increasingly taking over monotonous or physically demanding tasks. The trend is towards collaborative devices that are flexible, mobile and "thinking" when working together with people. These robots are already being used successfully in the business unit Engineered Products.


Ecodesign and MEErP update (GEN - 1059.00)

The Commission has started a consultation to prepare the revision of the Ecodesign Framework Directive 2009/125/EC. The revision is announced under the sustainable products initiative and is twofold; including elements of the Circular Economy Action Plan to make products sustainable and an extension of the scope beyond energy-related products.


Tariq Al Ghussein new President of Eurovent Middle East

The transition in presidency is necessitated by a change of work assignment of the first and long-time President, Mr Brian Suggitt. Mr Suggitt has led the Association since its establishment, having earned respect and admiration from the industry for his integrity, commitment and amiability. He is succeeded by the current Vice President Mr Tariq Al Ghussein, CEO of Taqeef, one of the region’s foremost cooling and energy solutions providers.

BESA Conference moves online

The annual BESA National Conference and Exhibition will be held online this year on November 4 and 5. The Association said it had taken the decision to “embrace technology and move to a virtual platform” in response to the extraordinary circumstances facing the industry.

New Viessmann Group website

www.viessmann.family is online: New Viessmann Group website combines company purpose, family history, newsroom and career portal. It invites you to get to know the Viessmann Group even better.

Bostik inaugurates a new industrial adhesives plant in Japan

Arkema announces the start-up of a new world-scale industrial adhesives plant in Japan. Those new capacities will enable Bostik to serve its Japanese customers in the continuously growing markets of diapers, hygiene, packaging, labelling, transportation and electronics. This investment is in line with Bostik’s growth and geographical expansion strategy.

Cover Story

Global RAC Market Shrinks by 27%

As in previous years, JARN recently conducted interviews and questionnaires with major air conditioner manufacturers and related associations around the world. Based on these interviews and questionnaires, we prepared this report on the global air conditioner market in the first half of 2020 and are proud to share it with our global readers. First of all, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the professional stakeholders who have given great support and selfless dedication.

Daikin & Rotex Merge to Expand European Heating Business

Following the brand change of Rotex products to Daikin brand on January 1, 2020, the sales, marketing, and service activities of Daikin Airconditioning Germany (DAG) and Rotex Heating Systems (ROG) were merged as of July 1, 2020. The production site in Güglingen, Germany, was renamed Daikin Manufacturing Germany GmbH (DMGG) and will become an important pillar in the Daikin Group’s European production network in the next few years.

Interview

Midea Sustains Growth with Leading Products and Rapid Transformation

During recent years, Midea has shown outstanding performance in room air conditioner (RAC) exports. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has maintained growth against the odds in the midst of a downward economic trend. What is the driving force behind Midea’s rapid development? JARN interviewed Vincent Chou, vice president (VP) of Midea RAC Division and general manager (GM) of Midea RAC Overseas Sales, to unveil this secret.

Outes to Build a New Space for Human Green Life with Its Heat Pump Technology

Outes, a brand of Zhejiang Zhongguang Electrical, is a leading heat pump manufacturer in China. JARN interviewed Zhu Jianjun, chairman of Outes, to gain an insight into the company’s business focusing on heat pumps. Outes is a leading Chinese air-to-water (ATW) heat pump manufacturer with a rich variety of projects and a good marketing reputation. We have world-class production lines and our laboratory got accredited by China National Accreditation Service (CNAS), Technischer Überwachungs-Verein (TÜV), and Bureau Veritas (BV). We supply Comfort Home systems for the residential market as well as cooling/heating and hot water integrated solutions for the commercial market.

AFPAC Helps Upgrade the Flourishing French Heat Pump Industry

JARN interviewed Eric Bataille, president of Association Française pour la Pompe à Chaleur (AFPAC), to hear about the French heat pump market. AFPAC is the French heat pump association, and was created in 2002. AFPAC brings together all stakeholders from the heat pump sector: manufacturers, engineering companies, wholesalers, installers, and maintenance companies. AFPAC is recognized by French policymakers as an indispensable interlocutor and is frequently consulted.

Market

IDEA Awards Samsung for Designing User-centered Experience

The word “design” means more than just aesthetics: it is the foundation of the entire user experience. In order to provide the most meaningful value to users’ everyday lives, Samsung Electronics has always strived to develop leading technologies that innovate with design as well as function.

Samsung Wins 48 Awards at IDEA 2020

September 17, 2020, Samsung Electronics today announced that it has won 48 awards at the world-renowned International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2020, including one Gold, four Silvers, four Bronzes and one Best-in-Show.

Panasonic and Octasic Extend sXGP Collaboration to 5G/Beyond 5G

September 17, 2020: Panasonic Corporation, a world-leading provider of diverse electronics technologies, B2B, communications and wireless solutions, and Octasic Inc., an innovation leader in low-power programmable processors for wireless and multimedia applications, today announced the enhancement of their ongoing collaboration to develop shared eXtended Global Platform (sXGP) solutions to include 5G and Beyond 5G based wireless network products, especially for mission-critical applications.

Product

Progress made on AIM Act in Senate and AIM Leadership Act in House

Key Takeaway: The AIM Act has been added as an amendment to an upcoming Energy Bill that could be passed this year.
 
After months of Senate negotiations, Senators Barrasso, Kennedy, and Carper have announced they have reached an agreement to advance the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act (AIM Act, S. 2754) as an amendment to the American Energy Innovation Act. The AIM Act would phase down the use of HFCs, including refrigerants, by 85 percent over a 15-year period. This agreement sets up the AIM Act for passage as an amendment to a bipartisan energy bill, however timing of energy bill and additional amendments remains up in the air.

Pelican BioThermal Grows Commitment to Sustainability

Pelican BioThermal, the global name in temperature controlled packaging, continues its commitment to sustainability by planting 25 trees for each person who participated in its 2020 Biopharma Cold Chain Logistics Sustainability Survey. The trees were planted at nine sites across the south west of Western Australia by One Tree Planted, a non-profit organization focused on reforestation.

Rosenberg and Ecofit Backward-Curved Fans in High Demand for Air Filtration Now Available from Stock

Rosenberg and Ecofit backward-curved impellers in high demand for air filtration systems are available now for immediate shipment. This includes top-selling Rosenberg 310-mm and 350-mm models with 4-pole AC or advanced EC motors, as well as Ecofit 250-mm EC and 2-pole AC models. Rosenberg and Ecofit backward curved impellers offer a small footprint, high operating efficiency, low noise, exceptional airflow and long life.

Photo Report

Fooma Japan Becomes First Web Exhibition

Impacted by the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 Osaka International Food Machinery and Technology Exhibition ( Fooma Japan), which was to be held from the end of June was cancelled, but  is being held online instead. Now, the Web Exhibition is taking place from June 23 until the end of August. Fooma Japan proposes an ‘affluent future explored through food technology’ through exhibition/ demonstrations of state-of-the-art food machinery technology, products and services.

Climate World 2020 Ends on a High Note

The 16th International Specialized Exhibition Climate World, the main Russian event in the field of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R), was organized by APIC, the Russian association of climate industry professionals, and Euroexpo from March 10 to 13, 2020 in Moscow.

EuroShop 2020 Showcases Sustainable Refrigeration Equipment

EuroShop, the world’s No. 1 retail trade fair, was held on February 16 to 20, 2020 at Messe Düsseldorf, Germany. On the exhibition floor, 2,300 exhibitors from 57 nations exhibited their latest innovations addressing market trends. We present here our photo report introducing the exhibitors’ highlighted products and technologies.

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