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  • LED lighting extends the colour shelf life of meat

    Researchers from Kansas State University, USA, claim they have proved that the use of LED lights in refrigerated display cabinets can improve the shelf life of fresh meat.

    • Publication date : 2012/05/09
  • Briefs: Antarctic ice cores travel to Colorado

    Ice cores estimated at several million US dollars were successfully transported across the equator to a lab in south-west United States in 12-m refrigerated containers, conceptualized by the US Antarctic Program support staff and designed and...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/11
  • TTI: new developments

    Time-Temperature Integrators (TTIs) are "intelligent labels" that simulate bacterial development, as a function of time-and-temperature parameters. As soon as a critical threshold is crossed, a change in colour alerts the consumer that the...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/15
  • Cryolog

    Cryolog, a French company set up in 2002, is providing innovative traceability solutions: an adhesive label containing microorganisms that changes colour and becomes opaque when the product on which it is placed has been subjected to temperature...

    • Publication date : 2005/07/19
  • Briefs: Non-PVC Food Wrap

    Diamant Film, a Canadian company, is responding to banning of PVC stretch films used for foods and now has exclusive marketing and distribution rights for its non-PVC films in China, South Korea and Thailand. PVC films contain DEHA, a carcinogenic...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • Briefs: Nitrogen blasting designed for beer shelf life boost

    Vacuum Barrier Corp. has developed Nitrojetter technology, which reduces oxygen levels within carbonated beverages in order to extend shelf life without affecting taste or colour. Nitrojetter uses liquid nitrogen steam that is fired into the...

    • Publication date : 2009/02/25
  • Briefs: Chameleon tiles for energy savings

    It is a well-known fact that dark surfaces absorb the sun's heat, whereas white surfaces reflect it. US Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, considers that turning all roofs white would eliminate as much greenhouse gas emissions in 20 years as the...

    • Publication date : 2010/03/07
  • Star in the Shetlands: Star Refrigeration

    Star Refrigeration, a corporate member of the IIR, has equipped Shetland Catch Ltd. with new blast-freezing equipment, raising the capacity from 200 to over 750 tonnes per day. Shetland Catch's plant near Lerwick is now probably the largest...

    • Publication date : 2004/11/10
  • Out of the ordinary: ice cream

    A group of New Zealand scientists has developed a new therapeutic to help cancer patients recover from chemotherapy. Development of the ice cream, named ReCharge, began 8 years ago with the formation of LactoPharma, a collaborative research...

    • Publication date : 2010/05/27
  • Briefs: TimeTemp

    The Norwegian manufacturer TimeTemp has developed an innovative, small self-adhesive label attached to food products. The company says its innovative shelf life indicator is able to precisely measure the freshness of food items as they pass...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Time-temperature indicator materials given green light by EFSA

    The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) validates active materials used to create time-temperature indicators on chilled food packaging.

    • Publication date : 2013/09/03
  • Tetra Pak works on smart milk cartons

    Tetra Pak is developing a smart carton that will alert consumers when milk is past its best consumption.

    • Publication date : 2012/09/11
  • World’s first 3D printed fully functional air conditioner

    Haier Group unveiled the world’s first ever 3D printed fully functional air conditioner.

    • Publication date : 2015/06/23
  • Package indicators to help increase food safety

    Chromatic Technologies Inc. (CTI) has developed inks that provide reminders when a product has been out of refrigeration and temperature has started to rise.

    • Publication date : 2013/10/23
  • US: innovative technologies to reduce air conditioning costs

    Two articles present innovative windows to reduce air conditioning costs.

    • Publication date : 2017/02/17
    • Subjects: Environment
  • News from IIR members: Freezcube

    FreezCube, developed by Playcube, corporate member of the IIR based in France, has been awarded the Gold Medal at Concours Lépine 2010. FreezCube is a simple monitoring device which provides useful information related to the safety of frozen foods...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/07
  • Corporate members: news

    Founded in 2003, Playcube SARL, a new IIR corporate member based in France, has developed FreezCube, a simple monitoring device which provides useful information related to the safety of frozen foods stored in freezers: FreezCube confirms that the...

    • Publication date : 2008/06/05
  • Refrigeration Fundamentals on sale!

    The IIR's latest course, Refrigeration Fundamentals - Educational Course, will be available within a few weeks. Refrigeration Fundamentals, by André Pilatte - Delegate of Belgium to the IIR and Professor at the Faculté Polytechnique de Mons -...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • New IIR publication: Serving the Needs of Mankind: a History of Refrigeration

    This 40-minute DVD produced for the 21 st IIR International Congress of Refrigeration held in Washington DC in August 2003 retraces the history of refrigeration from prehistoric times to today and touches on future challenges and potential...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • The new e-Bulletin

    Many of you are already aware that the Bulletin of the IIR is now being provided in electronic form. The new e-Bulletin, available via Internet, contains all the information provided in the paper version of the Bulletin: abstracts of articles and...

    • Publication date : 2006/07/26
  • New IIR logo and website: Take a look!

    The IIR is pleased to announce the launch of its new brand identity and website.

    • Publication date : 2020/03/03
  • Discover the 36th IIR Informatory Note on “Flammable Refrigerants”

    The 36th IIR Informatory Note on “Flammable Refrigerants” provides a comprehensive introduction to matters such as flammability characteristics, classifications and governing rules such as safety standards and regulations covering the entire...

    • Publication date : 2018/02/07
  • Two IIR Informatory Notes on hot topics

    The IIR has recently published two Informatory Notes on high-stakes subjects: flammable refrigerants and the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence in refrigeration and air...

    • Publication date : 2023/09/22
    • Subjects: Technology, HFCs alternatives
  • Cold storage conditions for fruits and vegetables

    Practical recommendations for the cold storage of over 200 cultivars of fruits, vegetables and herbs (storage temperatures, relative humidity, storage time, controlled atmosphere...

    • Last update : 2023/01/16
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Fruit, Vegetables
  • 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