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  • Retailers are ‘too slow’ in using natural refrigerants

    28 February, 2009Updated: 31 March, 2009

    Supermarkets have been dealt a blow by the publication of a report that criticises them for not moving quickly enough towards natural refrigerants.

  • Graeme Fox  RAC

    RAC fights for HFCs

    28 February, 2009Updated: 31 March, 2009

    The rac industry is rallying to defend its right to use HFCs after the European Commission indicated it wants to see a further a crackdown because of the refrigerants’ high Global Warming Potential.

  • Crackdown on engineers

    28 February, 2009Updated: 31 March, 2009

    The news comes amidst moves by major retailers to introduce tougher criteria for engineers as they meet their responsibilities under the F-Gas regulations.

  • Management buys SPG

    28 February, 2009Updated: 31 March, 2009

    Cabinet specialist SPG has undergone a management buyout, with the current operational team, Tony David, Steve Leach, Harry Rees and Gary Smith becoming the new owners.

  • Consort merges with sister firm as sales slow

    28 February, 2009Updated: 31 March, 2009

    Consort Refrigeration & Air Conditioning has closed its business activities due to the economic downturn and the resulting poor sales.

  • Cylinders  RAC

    Send back your cylinders

    31 March, 2009

    Supplier A-Gas is urging customers to start returning their R22 cylinders to avoid shortages of cylinders next year.

  • Morrisons Service Manager Paul Hooper

    We want industry to support us in new technology, say supermarkets

    31 March, 2009

    Leading supermarkets have urged the UK rac industry to support them in their adoption of new technology and alternative refrigerants or risk being left behind.

  • ray gluckman  RAC

    Prepare for R22 crackdown

    31 March, 2009

    The industry should be prepared for a crackdown on virgin R22, once it becomes illegal to use after December 31, speakers at the RAC09 show warned.

  • HFCs  RAC

    F-Gas alert

    31 March, 2009

    Any company handling refrigerants has only until July 4 to sign up with Refcom register, in order to comply with the F-Gas regulations. Refcom was recently approved by the government as the mandatory register of competent companies.

  • police

    European compressor firms in cartel swoop

    31 March, 2009

    Makers of refrigeration compressors have been raided by investigators looking at anti-competitive practices.

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