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  • New publications: The French version of the Red Book

    The French version of the Red Book (Recommendations for the Processing and Handling of Frozen Foods) is on sale! The 4th edition of this IIR reference publication - prepared by Mr Leif Bøgh-Sørensen and several international experts - gives an...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • Red Book on sale!

    The Red Book (Recommendations for the Processing and Handling of Frozen Foods) is one of the IIR's reference publications and one of its best sellers. The 4th edition - prepared by Mr Leif Bøgh-Sørensen and several international experts - presents...

    • Publication date : 2007/02/12
  • New IIR members

    The IIR welcomes the following new members: Corporate members JBT FoodTech AB, Helsingborg, Sweden Playcube SARL, Paris, France Air Products & Chemicals Inc, Allentown PA, USA Private members Mr Michael Aarup, Denmark Dr Maria...

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • News from IIR members: IIAR

    The International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) recently published an updated Introduction to Ammonia Refrigeration encompassing a background section and information on management and responsibilities, chemical safety, protective...

    • Publication date : 2009/08/13
  • Briefs: Prof. Geoffrey Haselden

    Prof. Geoffrey Haselden, past President of the IOR and Honorary Member of the IIR, died on February 2007, at the age of 82. He had been Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Leeds, UK, and President of IIR Commission...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • Corporate Members: news

    - Danfoss has experienced booming sales 18% growth over the first three quarters of 2007. Sales reached 2.2 billion €. Growth in China and Latin America was particularly positive and end of year sales are expected to top 3 billion €.

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • Editorial by Mrs. Sylvie Lemmet

    The refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) industry is remarkable for its contribution to sustainable development and indeed to the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals. Preservation of perishable food and medicines has resulted in...

    • Publication date : 2007/08/05
  • News from IIR members: Air Liquide: fast expansion in Turkey

    Turkey has a dynamic economy with a growth rate of 9% in 2010. Its industries are developing and diversifying, and the petrochemical sector is expanding.Air Liquide recently signed a long-term contract with the Turkish petrochemical Group...

    • Publication date : 2012/02/28
  • The essential role of refrigeration in the combat against COVID-19

    Statement of the International Institute of Refrigeration calling governments to consider refrigeration-related services as “essential services” in the context of the current health crisis due to COVID-19.

    • Publication date : 2020/04/14
    • Subjects: Regulation, Environment, General information, Figures, economy, Technology, Developing country
  • IIR Working Group on the Cold Chain in Warm Countries appoints a new chairperson

    Newly appointed chairperson, Halima Thraya, will oversee and coordinate the various efforts and projects carried out by the Working Group.

    • Publication date : 2015/06/03
  • The long awaited ICR2015 is underway!

    Held every four years, this year ICR2015 welcomes 1,011 conference delegates from 55 countries, making it a truly global refrigeration event.

    • Publication date : 2015/08/19
  • March 2023: An active communication and awareness campaign for INDEE+

    March 2023 was marked by a series of communication events for INDEE+, gathering all project partners and key Indian HVAC&R stakeholders in India.

    • Publication date : 2023/04/26
    • Subjects: Developing country
  • CRH 2015 - China Refrigeration 2015

    Continued focus on providing persistent improvement and innovation in the HVAC&R industry. Highlights included a Demonstration Pavilion for cold chain solutions, Ozone2Climate Roadshow & Roundtable, and a side-event covering EU F-gas...

    • Publication date : 2015/04/15
  • New in our Encyclopedia. Ice cream manufacturing and its environmental impact.

    A comprehensive review of the freezing process, market data and environmental impact of ice cream manufacturing. 

    • Publication date : 2022/10/27
    • Subjects: Figures, economy, Technology
  • New IIR Informatory Note on high-temperature heat pumps

    IRR’s latest Informatory Note demonstrates that high-temperature heat pumps are a key technology in the decarbonisation of process industries. 

    • Publication date : 2021/10/22
  • Ice cream manufacturing, environmental impact and market data

    From a physico-chemical point of view, ice cream is a complex, frozen multiphase mixture. The manufacturing process includes several stages of freezing which are described in this...

    • Last update : 2023/06/30
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Ice creams
  • Cryogenics in the pharmaceutical industry: drug design and bioavailability improvement

    Research activities in the pharmaceutical sector focus primarily on developing novel drug formulations which can elicit the desired response upon being administered to the patient...

    • Last update : 2023/03/10
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Freeze-drying in biology and medicine, Cryobiology, cryomedicine: general information
  • Liquefied Natural Gas: production process and cold energy recovery

    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas that has been cooled to about -160 °C and turned into a liquid to facilitate transportation and storage. A typical LNG supply chain...

    • Last update : 2023/06/23
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : LNG and LPG
  • Hydrocarbon refrigerants

    Hydrocarbons such as R290 (propane), R600a (isobutane) or R1270 (propene/propylene) are low GWP non-toxic natural refrigerants with excellent thermodynamic properties. They offer an...

    • Last update : 2022/06/22
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Hydrocarbons, Containment, refrigerant charge reduction
  • Cryogenic nitrogen in the food and beverage industry

    The adoption of cryogenic processes in the food and beverage industry is predominantly driven by liquid nitrogen (LIN), and it is the preferred candidate for food chilling and...

    • Last update : 2023/06/09
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Freezing of foodstuffs
  • Additive manufacturing of heat exchangers

    In the refrigeration industry, additive manufacturing (colloquially referred to as “3D printing”) makes it possible to fabricate novel, complex and potentially more energy efficient...

    • Last update : 2022/09/07
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Evaporators, condensers and other heat exchangers