CRH 2015 - China Refrigeration 2015
Last week in Shanghai, the 26th International Exhibition for Refrigeration, Air-conditioning, Heating and Ventilation, Frozen Food Processing, Packaging and Storage (CRH 2015 - China Refrigeration 2015) took place. Highlights included a Demonstration Pavilion for cold chain solutions, Ozone2Climate Roadshow & Roundtable, and a side-event covering EU F-gas legislation, industry trends and challenges.
Focus on providing persistent improvement and innovation
Once again the IIR was welcomed by the Chinese Association of Refrigeration (CAR), representing China as a member country within the IIR, to attend this hallmark event from 8 to 10 April 2015 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).
With a continued focus on providing persistent improvement and innovation in the HVAC&R industry, this year’s event saw 1,170 exhibitors from more than 30 countries, and 81 technical seminars as well as workshops, this year’s exhibition proved more successful than ever, welcoming over 60,000 visitors from around the globe.
Demonstration Pavilion for cold chain solutions
Launched in 2011, this year the "Demonstration Pavilion for cold chain solutions" main theme was “Serving people's livelihood in priority”. The pavilion hosted international cold chain enterprises who shared their experiences on how they supervised the quality and temperature of food during storage, transportation and marketing processes. They were able to address shared concerns in the cold chain industry which include food security, storage, transportation, and energy use.
Ozone2Climate Roadshow & Roundtable
Building on the success of previous roadshows and roundtables held in Beijing and Shanghai; UNEP, Feco and CRAA organized the 4th Ozone2Climate Technology Roadshow & Industry Roundtable on 9 April.
Key themes addressed were:
- Update on the policy development on control of high GWP HFCs
- Discuss implication, opportunities and challenges for R/AC industry with HFCs control
- Review the Ozone2Climate alternative development and applications trend
- Exchange experiences on the application of CO2 technologies
The roadshow showcased industries who have developed or adopted climate- and ozone-friendly refrigeration and air-conditioning technology. Technologies included zero-ODP, zero- and lower-GWP alternatives with improved energy efficiency as compared to HCFC-based technology.
Why a roadshow and roundtable?
The Asia Pacific region is the largest producer and consumer of HCFCs and accounts for 85% and 74% of these chemicals' global production and consumption respectively in 2010. In addition, the region manufactures most of the Refrigeration, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC&R) equipment and is the fastest growing market in the world.
EPEE and CRAA side-event: EU legislation, trends, and challenges
During the exhibition, IIR member European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE) and China Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Industry Association (CRAA), held a successful side event which presented the impact of EU legislation on manufacturers in China as well as trends and challenges for industry.
The event was entitled "European Legislation and their impact on manufacturers in China: Trends and Challenges for our industry."
Of particular interest to participants was the new EU F-gas and Eco-design rules, and their link with European standards. These were followed by a presentation by BSRIA, an IIR market research partner, on market trends for the HVAC&R industry in Europe.
EPEE will also be holding a side event in Bangkok during the UNEP meeting on 23 April 2015 between 1pm and 3pm.
More about China Refrigeration Expo
Initiated in 1987, the International Exhibition for Refrigeration, Air-conditioning, Heating and Ventilation, Frozen Food Processing, Packaging and Storage (China Refrigeration Expo) is reputed as a leading exhibitions in HVAC&R industry.
This exhibition is organized by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Beijing Sub-council, Chinese Association of Refrigeration, China Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Industry Association, and has been certificated by the International Association of Exhibition Industry (UFI) and the Foreign Commercial Service of Department of Commerce U.S. (US FCS).