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Panasonic’s Passion for Building Solutions

-- New Strategic Partnership with Schneider Electric   During Chillventa held in Germany this October, Panasonic announced a global strategic partnership with Schneider Electric, the global speci...


MHI Targets Global Top in Thermal Solutions Business

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) split off its air conditioning and refrigeration (AC&R) business to its new wholly owned group company, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, effective Oct...


African AC Market Begins to Shine

-- Egypt, Foothold to Surrounding Countries   The African air conditioner market remained mostly flat during a three-year period from 2012 to 2015 in which it experienced less than 5% growth fro...


Hot European Summer Spurs RAC Demand

Review of the Global AC Market in the First Half of 2016     Several regions around the world are being visited by heat waves this year. Europe is expected to have a hotter-than-usual summer...


Midea to Acquire Clivet to Reinforce Its Commercial AC Strat

Another chiller manufacturer acquisition may spark hot competition in the European commercial air conditioner market. Asian manufacturers are ramping up the pace of integration with European manufact...


Japanese RAC Sales Soar amid Scorching Temps in Southeast As

Southeast Asia and India have been experiencing record-setting heat since April. Thailand sweltered under the hottest heat wave to hit the country in the last 65 years, with some places recording temp...


New Technologies Drive the Market

-- Report on the 27th CRH, Beijing Large scale production has encountered bottlenecks at a developmental level, and many air conditioner manufacturers are looking to upgrade their technology. The 27th...


R32 RACs Poised to Take EU Market by Storm

Despite economic and political issues such as the euro crisis, European Union (EU) market is experiencing brisk demand for room air conditioners (RACs). JARN gained an insight into this trend from man...


AGC Develops New, Low-GWP Refrigerants

AGC Asahi Glass (AGC) has developed a new type of refrigerant for centrifugal chillers and binary cycle generators. The refrigerant is HCFO- 1224yd, which AGC gave the brand name AMOLEA yd as part of its AMOLEA series. It is non-flammable, has low global warming potential (GWP), and offers excellent theoretical efficiency. The company positions this refrigerant as a low-pressure next-generation re...

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