With the acquisition, copper and brass specialist Wieland is seeking to expand its customer base in North America.
The German manufacturer positions the K65 piping as a lightweight, easy-to-weld alternative to stainless steel.
Natural refrigerants were in the spotlight last week at Mostra Convegno Expoconfort, which saw manufacturers unveil new technologies for a range of CO2 and hydrocarbon refrigeration applications.
A number of component suppliers showcased their newest CO2 compatible products at the 2015 FMI Energy and Store Development Conference in San Diego.
At the upcoming ATMOsphere America 2015, Wieland Industrial Tubes will be participating for the first time as a Silver Sponsor, debuting its K65 high-pressure tube system for CO2 refrigeration systems. The K65 system is the only complete solution certified by TÜV based on a copper alloy.
R744.com interviewed Andreas Hinkler, Group OEM Sales Director at IBP GmbH, revealing how the company anticipates CO2 to gain ground in the US and new requirements for copper in Europe. IBP recently showcased at the AHR Expo held in Chicago, its high-pressure K65 copper alloy fittings for up to 1740 PSI, which connect with Wieland’s K65 tubing. +VIDEO