UPDATE: ATMOsphere Asia returns in February 2015

By Janet Thompson, Aug 19, 2014, 16:39 5 minute reading

After a successful first edition, ATMOsphere Asia will again bring together leading Asian and international HVAC&R industry experts to discuss the latest natural refrigerant technology innovations, market trends and regulatory issues. The conference will take place from 3-5 February in Tokyo, Japan. + Registration for ATMOsphere Asia 2015 is now open.

ATMOsphere Asia 2015 – “Natural Refrigerants – Solutions for Asia” will once again be the meeting place for key HVAC&R industry stakeholders, including end users, suppliers, government representatives, associations, academics and more, interested in natural refrigerant technology solutions. Taking place from 3-5 February at the Shin-Maru Conference Square in Tokyo, Japan, the event is expected to attract even more participants from Asia and around the world.

Registration for ATMOsphere Asia 2015 has officially opened. Until 01 October 2015, registrants can benefit from an Early Bird Special (¥ 80 000 / 583 €).

Register for ATMOsphere Asia 2015

Key topics & new highlights

In addition to updates about F-Gas Regulations in Japan, China, Europe and North & South America, ATMOsphere Asia 2015 will include a Market Trends Session, providing the latest information on the state of the natural refrigerant industry in Asia and around the world. The programme will once again include an International Food Retail Panel and Industrial Refrigeration End User Panel, in which leading retailers and consumer goods brands will speak about their experiences using natural refrigerants and their future plans and strategy. A new feature of the conference will be a very topical Tokyo Olympics 2020 Session, focusing on the role of natural refrigerant technologies in HVAC&R building comfort and sport & leisure applications.

ATMOsphere Asia 2015 will also feature several Technology Case Study Sessions in which leading companies will present their latest natural refrigerant projects and technology innovations for commercial, light commercial, industrial & transport refrigeration, as well as heat pump and air conditioning applications. The ATMOsphere Review Panel is now accepting abstract submissions for natural refrigerant technology case studies applicable to the Asian market. The deadline for abstract submissions is 01 December 2014. More information about submission guidelines can be found here.


Several leading companies have already announced their sponsorship of ATMOsphere Asia 2015, including:

Panasonic (Platinum) - Panasonic is known throughout the world for manufacturing high quality, reliable products. In 2010, Panasonic acquired Sanyo Electric and has, since then, continued Sanyo's expertise in CO2 refrigeration and heat pump technology. The former Sanyo had developed the world's first CO2 rotary 2-stage compression compressor that uses the CO2 found in the natural world as a refrigerant.

Mayekawa (Gold) - Mayekawa is a worldwide leading manufacturer developing sustainable and innovative industrial heating, freezing and cooling solutions. Using the “natural five” refrigerants - CO2, NH3, hydrocarbons, water and air – to counter global warming and ozone depletion, the company is also a spearhead of the development of the Eco Cute concept, CO2 hot water heat pump systems for industrial, and now commercial, applications in Japan.

Sanden (Gold) – A world specialist in heating and refrigeration technologies, the Japanese group SANDEN is recognized as one of the main actors in the different areas of thermodynamics application. SANDEN develops and manufactures complete systems of automotive air conditioning, beverage dispensers, refrigerated showcases and heating
equipment. Its factory in Tinténiac, in Brittany, France and its technical centre have developed the latest generation of heat pumps producing sanitary hot water based on CO2 technology.

Bitzer (Silver) - BITZER is a global leader in the manufacture of Screw, Scroll and Semi-Hermetic Reciprocating Compressors for commercial A/C and Refrigeration applications. Its natural refrigerant portfolio includes compressors designed for CO2 and ammonia. BITZER began producing CO2 compressors in 1998 and has a wide range of UL approved sub-critical compressors and trans-critical models.

Carel (Silver) - CAREL has been working in the field of refrigeration, air conditioning and humidity control since 1973. The company, based in Brugine, Italy, offers a wide range of products for manufacturers, installers and designers operating in the HVAC/R market. CAREL solutions are specifically conceived for the management of chillers, compressor packs, showcases, multiplexed cabinets, cold storage rooms, seasoning rooms, retarders, air handling units, roof-top units and air-conditioning units in general.

Yamato (Silver) - YAMATO Co. Ltd. is an engineering company specializing in planning, designing, installation and maintenance for freezing and refrigeration facilities and HVAC. For these two areas, YAMATO Co. Ltd. originally developed a thermal heat storage system, accumulating thermal energy during nighttime for daytime loads, to achieve daytime electricity saving. Patented Ultra Eco-Ice System (UEI) where it helps reduce daytime electric power demand, improve energy efficiency and reduce running cost. The UEI system introduces brine on secondary side and this way significantly reduces HFC refrigerant charge and its leakage.

Alfa Laval (Bronze) - Alfa Laval is a leading global provider of specialised products and engineering solutions based on its key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling. It is present in nearly 100 countries. Alfa Laval is continuously developing new heat exchanger solutions to support the transition towards natural refrigerants.

Dorin (Bronze) - Dorin entered the field of refrigeration in 1918 with its first open-drive compressor range. The first CO2 transcritical type was commissioned in 1999. Today, Dorin produces more than 70,000 compressors per year, and offers one of the widest CO2 compressor range available in the market.

Itomic (Bronze) - For over half a century, Nihon Itomic has been considered a forerunner in the manufacturing of electric water heaters for industrial use in Japan with a dominant market share of 70%. The company is committed to full customer satisfaction with expertise in technology and innovative ideas, and, more importantly, is conscious about safety and making products environmentally friendly. Nihon Itomic is proud to proclaim that Itomic was the first manufacturer to launch a commercial Eco-cute (CO2 heat pump water heater) on the world market in 2002.

SWEP (Bronze) - SWEP has developed a Brazed Plate Heat Exchanger for Gas Cooler Applications. For manufacturers of industrial and transport cooling and supermarket refrigeration systems who utilize environmentally friendly refrigerants, the B17 provides reliable performance for transcritical pressures.

Temprite (Bronze) – Temprite’s innovation includes energy-efficient coalescent and conventional oil separators, compatible with both ammonia refrigerant systems and subcritical CO2 systems. Temprite’s products are engineered and manufactured to enable improved refrigeration system thermal efficiency, to reduce carbon emissions and to provide a high return on investment.

Sponsorship opportunities

For information about how to increase company visibility and benefit from free conference passes and an exhibition space at the event by becoming a sponsor of ATMOsphere Asia 2015, please contact asia@ATMO.org


By Janet Thompson

Aug 19, 2014, 16:39

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