With CO2 technology making headway in Scandinavian supermarkets, Swedish company Frigadon is starting to produce CO2 condensing units targeting its home market.
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
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.
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.
On 17 December last year, Emerson Climate Technologies, based in Sidney, Ohio, held a ‘soft opening’ of its 40,000-square-foot Helix Innovation Center at the nearby University of Dayton, with a grand opening scheduled for the end of April.
FamilyMart has made history by installing Taiwan’s first CO2 transcritical refrigeration system, at a Linkou Wenyi store, becoming the first chain in Taiwan to take advantage of the technology. The arrival of CO2 transcritical on Taiwanese shores is another sign that the global market for natural refrigerants is reaching new lands.