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CR 2008 – A Shining Star in the HVAC&R World

The 19th International Exhibition for Refrigeration, Air- conditioning, Heating and Ventilation, Frozen Food Processing, Packaging and Storage (China Refrigeration 2008) has come to an end, but the excitement was brought by the diversity of exhibitors and display of cutting- edge technologies never ends. The exhibition was co-organized by the Beijing Sub-council of the China Council for the Promot...


HFO-1234yf, New Dawn of Refrigerant Alternatives

R&D for selection of refrigerant alternatives has been a hot issue for the air-conditioning industry for quite a few years. Both the HVAC&R industry and the automobile industry have been searching for the best solutions. According to Directive  2006/40/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of May 17, 2006 relating to emissions from air-conditioning systems in motor vehicles...


HVAC&R JAPAN Shows the High-Tech Flag

   The 35th HVAC&R JAPAN 2008 Expo, the largest heating, ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning exhibition in Japan, was held from February 12 to 15 at the Tokyo Big Sight.A total of 152 companies /groups including international exhibitors exhibited their latest technologies, products and services, thus giving visitors many opportunities for first-hand contact and deepening ...


Carrier Wins 70% of HVAC Contracts for 2008 Olympics

The 2008 Beijing Olympics is the most important international sporting event in 2008. Carrier Corporation’s products and solutions were once again recognized from the Beijing Olympic projects. Carrier...


AC Sales Rise with Global Temperatures

After four consecutive years of strong economic growth, the growth of the global economy remains solid in 2007, approaching some 5%. This represents certainly a very significant expansion of the global economy and probably the longest sustained period of growth since the Second World War. In that respect, while the U.S. economy has slowed down in large part because of the continued weaker housing ...


China, Hot Battle in the Cool Industry

A heat wave hit North China at the beginning of June and the daily maximum temperature in Beijing, China’s capital, stayed above 36oC for more than a week. Although almost all the chain stores are air-conditioned, they still felt the effects of this heat wave, but in a good way. They faced an onslaught of customers who had rushed there for air conditioners (See page 32: RACs Become a Hit in the Go...


Sanyo VRF into the US Market

Sanyo Electric decided to enter the US market with its VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) systems this year. The USA is the largest market accounting for about 30% of the total world air conditioner demand. In the US, ducted air conditioning systems dominate and the penetration of ductless VRF systems (with refrigerant piping and widely used for commercial buildings in Japan) has remained negligible....


China Refrigeration 2007

The 18th International Exhibition for Refrigeration, Air-conditioning, Heating and Ventilation, Frozen Food Processing, Packaging and Storage (China Refrigeration 2007) was held from April 4 to 6, 2007 at CECF Pazhou Complex, Guangzhou, China. The exhibition was organized by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, the Beijing Sub-council (CCPIT Beijing), the Chinese Association...


LG Electronics Maintains Global No. 1 Position

Its Paradigm Shifting Strategy UnveiledLG Electronics (LGE), one of the top air conditioner makers, disclosed recently that the company has shipped more than 10 million units worldwide for three consecutive years and has achieved the No.1 position for seven consecutive years.According to Fuji-Keizai, a wellknown market research company in Japan, LGE has recorded a total shipment volume of 12 milli...

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