With innovation set to take centre stage at this year’s Chillventa, to be held on 11-13 October in Nuremberg, Germany, Swedish giant Alfa Laval is poised to launch six new cooling products at the event.
At the IIAR Conference and Exhibition, the manifold industrial refrigeration components on display addressed low-charge, safety, efficiency, space saving and more.
Japanese government subsidies have been helping innovative businesses to grow and to promote natural refrigerants in recent years. Swedish system manufacturer Alfa Laval – which has been active in Japan since 1930 – is now seizing the opportunity to focus on ammonia refrigeration in new market segments, Rolf Christensen, the company’s product portfolio manager, told ammonia21.com in an exclusive interview at ATMOspehere Asia 2016.
Heat pumps, heat recovery systems and ammonia in industrial use – these will be the most interesting applications to focus on the refrigerant market this year, Jesper Olsen, Alfa Laval’s business and application manager, told R744.com. The Swedish company is heading into 2016 with ambitious plans to expand its ammonia and CO2 portfolio.
French food retail giant Carrefour set the stage for a broad discussion during its ‘Innovation Forum’ about competition between natural systems, the trend towards smaller stores, and the need for integrated HVAC&R solutions.