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US industry announces $5 billion refrigerant research plan

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) president and CEO Stephen Yurek announces that American HVACR industry will invest $5 bn in research and development funds over the next decade for new-generation refrigerants and equipment. The announcement took place at an event, sponsored by the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

Daikin confirms Solvay refrigerants purchase

Daikin says its acquisition of Solvay’s European refrigerants business will boost sales to €230m by 2018.The deal reported to be worth around €22m gives the Japanese company, best known in the West as an air conditioning manufacturer, its first refrigerant manufacturing base in Europe.