Goodbye CFCs, HFCs
Hello organic, non-toxic, earth friendly
April 5, 2002 - Rathdrum, Idaho--Compressor
and appliance manufacturers all over the world are beginning to
market lines of products designed to accommodate hydrocarbon (HC)
blend refrigerants. HC blends are thermally efficient, non-toxic
and environmentally friendly where their synthetic counterparts
are less efficient coolers, toxic to people and damaging to the
HCs are the class of naturally-occurring
substances that include propane, pentane and butane. More.....
OZ HC blend patent
granted in U.S.
January 8, 2002 - Rathdrum, Idaho--After
nearly 10 years of examination by the U.S. Patent Office, OZ Technology
was granted the patent for refrigerant mixtures of hydrocarbons
(HCs) January 8, 2002.
"HC blend patent approval is a sign that
the U.S. is finally recognizing that natural, non-toxic earth-friendly
hydrocarbon refrigerant blends are the most logical alternatives
for refrigerants such as R-12 and HFC-134a," commented OZ CEO Gary
Japan's First HC Refrigerator
November 8, 2001 - Osaka, Japan-based
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., best known for its Panasonic
and National brand products, today announced the launch of NR-C32EP,
the first refrigerator in Japan to use hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerant
eliminating use of CFC (chlorofluorocarbon), HFC (hydrofluorocarbon),
and HCFC (hydrochlorofluorocarbon). The new model, NR-C32EP will
be introduced to the Japanese market on Feb. 1, 2002, at the suggested
retail price of ¥140,000 (U.S. $1,159.40). An initial monthly production
of 2,000 units is planned. More.....
Seminar-Workshop on Hydrocarbon Technology
held at Don Bosco
March 1-2, 2001 -
Representatives from the Philippine Ozone Desk, the Technical Education
and Skills Development Authority, the Philippine Long Distance Telephone
Company, the Association of National Panasonic Authorized Service
Centers, and Matsushita Electric Philippines Corporation (biggest
manufacturer of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment in
the region) attended a seminar-workshop on the Hydrocarbon Technology
at the Manpower Training Department of the Don Bosco Technical Institute
in Makati City. More.....
June 28, 2000 -
In a remarkable response to the pressure being brought to bear on
Coke over its reluctance to embrace natural refrigerants and improve
energy efficiency through technological innovation, the company
has now taken a lead and a set an example for the refrigeration
industry to follow. Here's the latest: More.....
Unilever Using Hydrocarbon Refrigerants
September 2000 -
Unilever is pledging to step up its move to more environmentally
friendly refrigerants for its freezer cabinets once a pilot scheme
launched at the Olympics in Sydney Australia to demonstrate the
safety and efficiency of the equipment, is successfully completed.