Policy

Intensifying regulatory actions creating opportunities for natural refrigerants

During ATMOsphere Asia 2016 in Tokyo, Japan, policy experts outlined the latest regulatory developments in Japan and other regions, such as Europe, North America and China. Training of technicians was highlighted as a key activity to support the uptake of natural refrigerants in Japan and South Asia, where countries have a tremendous opportunity to leapfrog HFCs and directly adopt long-term natural refrigerant technology.

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China’s policy promoting shift to naturals in 2016

With several policy developments in the pipeline, in 2016 China will repeatedly underline its intention to facilitate a comprehensive market shift towards natural refrigerant technology. In February, the final version of ‘The First Catalogue of Recommended Substitutes for HCFCs’ is expected to be officially issued by the Ministry of Environmental Protection. The draft document had…

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Mayekawa, Sanden to target commercial market in 2016

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

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