Japanese OEMs, including Nihon Netsugen Systems, Mayekawa and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, will be exhibiting several new additions to their lineups of CO2 systems at FOOMA Japan 2021, scheduled to run June 1-4 in Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

FOOMA Japan (short for the International Food Machinery & Technology Exhibition) is one of Asia’s largest exhibitions for food machinery and food processing technologies. The event was last held in 2019, skipping 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The event will be held from June 1st to the 4th, once Aichi Prefecture’s emergency declaration, which lasts until May 31, is lifted,” said FOOMA Japan’s management office. “The organizers and exhibitors will work together to ensure all possible safety measures against the new coronavirus infection are taken.” According to the FOOMA Japan website, the following natural refrigerant systems will be exhibited:

Japanese OEM Nihon Netsugen Systems will be exhibiting a new addition to its lineup of “F-type transcritical CO2 (R744) Booster Super Green” freezing systems as well as a new addition to its lineup of transcritical CO2 brine chilling systems. “We are really starting to see a wide range of applications for transcritical CO2 systems in Japan now,” said Katsuhiko Harada, president of Nihon Netsugen Systems in 2019 during the last FOOMA Japan exhibition.

Japanese OEM Mayekawa will be exhibiting its recently developed CO2 condensing unit, dubbed “Copel”. The CO2 unit is an air-cooled packaged unit that is “ideal for cold storage warehouses and food factories,” the company’s website states.

Japanese OEM Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration (MHI) will be exhibiting both its lineup of “C-Puzzle” CO2 condensing units as well as its “C-LTS” NH3/CO2 cascade systems. At FOOMA 2019, MHI said it had sold 160 of its 10- and 20-HP “C-Puzzle” CO2 condensing units in Japan. In December, the company announced the addition of an 80HP model to its lineup of C-Puzzle CO2 condensing units, scheduled to go on sale this summer.

R744 will cover the event in-person and file reports on natural refrigerant developments.