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Sharp launches 'industry first' aluminium heat exchangers

Sharp has launched a new range of ‘All Aluminium’ heat-exchanger air conditioners, which it claims are the first of their type

According to the Oman Tribune, Morisaki Akito, senior technical manager – air conditioners at Sharp Middle East FZE, said: “The AC industry has products with little differentiation but we promise to bring about a seismic shift thanks to the lighter and more efficient outdoor units that are now possible due to the introduction of aluminium.”

“This innovation not only reduces the unit’s weight by 40 per cent, it also reduces its refrigerant requirement by 50 per cent,” said Morisaki. The launch event was held to a select audience of contractors, consultants and architects in Muscat.

“Sharp has always focused on improving customer’s lives through its technologies, and we used this launch to showcase yet another innovation to the local and global market, which we believe tackles some of the challenges faced by the air-conditioning industry in the region,” Morisaki said.

“The reduced weight of our ACs resulting from the all aluminium heat exchangers means easier installation and lower cost of maintenance. The region heavily depends on air-conditioning due to the harsh climate and anyone from the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) industry would understand the overall life cycle cost and cost of operation benefits that our technology can offer,” Eiji Taninaka, director sales, Sharp Middle East FZE said.

Industrial outlook has shifted towards a greener and more sustainable future, requiring customers as well as manufacturers to truly focus on environmentally-friendly technologies. “Our products have always reflected our corporate vision to becoming an Eco-Positive Company, and we believe that this product launch event was an appropriate platform to introduce our Eco-Positive AC products to the market,” Taninaka said.

“Sharp believes its ‘All aluminium’ heat-exchanger ACs, which are an industry-first, are the solution to challenges from the air-con industry,” H Syed Zahir Hussain, product manager-AC, consumer electronics division, Sharp Middle East FZE said.

“We are introducing two unique technologies, namely the ‘All aluminium heat-exchangers’ and ‘Plasmacluster Ions’ into our line-up of ACs,” he said. These ACs are energy efficient and much lighter, he said. “We have set high sales target for the year 2011 and 2012,” he said.

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