Whether it’s CO2 or hydrocarbons, Delhaize made its plans clear to introduce as many natural refrigerant solutions as possible and use ATMO Asia 2016 as a platform to learn from Japanese retailers, particularly CVS operators.
Japanese retailer Lawson expects to have 1,300 stores using CO2 technology by the end of February 2016, and is working in tandem with Indonesian chain Alfamidi to affect positive change in neighbouring regions. R744.com reports from the ATMOsphere Asia conference in Tokyo.
During a session on market trends at ATMOsphere Asia 2016, Mayekawa outlined its plans to adapt its NewTon system for use in a wider variety of applications, while Sanden continues to target the global convenience store market with its CO2 solutions. Meanwhile, shecco’s Nina Masson presented new research showing that the market gap between f-gases and natural refrigerants in Japan is constantly shrinking – partly driven by the surging popularity of naturals for vending mach
Leading compressor maker Bitzer sees huge potential to expand its position in the Japanese market, Ferdinand Spannan, managing director of Bitzer Japan, told R744.com in an exclusive interview on the occasion of the ATMOsphere Asia conference in Tokyo.
Natural refrigerants – and particularly CO2 applications – are not just in fashion but here to stay, Marc-André Lesmerises, president of Carnot Refrigeration, told R744.com in an exclusive interview. The Canadian company is heading into 2016 with ambitious plans to launch CO2 projects in data centres and training sessions for contractors interested in natural refrigerant technologies.
In a major announcement on the first day of ATMOsphere Asia 2016 in Tokyo, Panasonic announced new plans to develop a 30 HP CO2 condensing unit suitable for use in larger supermarket formats.
Continually innovating and building strong relations with partners are crucial to business success in Japan’s increasingly competitive natural refrigerants market, Junya Ichikawa, president of Sanden Environmental Products Corp., told R744.com in an exclusive interview ahead of ATMO Asia.
Sanden plans to launch a residential CO2 heat-pump water heater in the US by early second quarter of 2016, and prominently featured the product at its AHR Expo booth last week.
In developing the HEOS Sistema, CAREL has come up with an environmentally friendly refrigeration system for supermarkets that was recognised with a 2016 AHR Expo Innovation Award in the ‘refrigeration’ category.
New components needed to support the demand for transcritical CO2 systems in the US were in evidence at the AHR Expo in Orlando, Florida, last week.