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  • New in our Encyclopedia: additive manufacturing for refrigeration equipment

    Additive manufacturing makes it possible to optimise the geometry and performance of cooling components such as heat exchangers and regenerators for caloric...

    • Publication date : 2022/09/28
    • Subjects: Technology
  • 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
  • IIR member news: Linde

    Linde claims cryogenic freezing allows cookie manufacturers to produce a more consistent product.

    • Publication date : 2015/12/08
  • The third and final ELICiT project newsletter is out!

    Funded by Framework Programme 7 (FP7), the 3-years project began in January 2014 and will end in December 2016. It’s main objective is to further collaboration between SMEs, global appliance manufacturers; and to draw on the expertise found in...

    • Publication date : 2016/12/21
  • IIR member news: Star Refrigeration

    The UK company Star Refrigeration has announced the launch of a new subsidiary, Azane Inc., to manufacture and supply their “low-charge ammonia” Azane technology in the US.

    • Publication date : 2014/05/25
  • Member news: Koura introduces new refrigerant for air conditioning

    Refrigerant manufacturer Koura recently introduced R468C, a refrigerant that could replace R410A in air conditioning systems.  

    • Publication date : 2022/10/27
    • Subjects: HFCs alternatives
  • Shecco Virtual Trade Show Concludes 24-Hour Global Exhibit with over 4,000 Registrations

    VTS attendees came from across the global cooling marketplace, including end users, manufacturers, contractors, associations, government officials, consultants, academics, students, media, and NGOs.

    • Publication date : 2020/09/04
    • Subjects: Environment, HFCs alternatives
  • Member news: Mexichem Fluor changes name to Koura

    The Mexichem branch specialized in the development and manufacturing of fluorinated products changes its name to become Koura.

    • Publication date : 2019/09/30
  • Brief: Iran

    There is now considerable interest in the IIR in Iran. Mr Manuchehr Mehdizadeh, who is well-known in the HVAC, chilling and freezing sectors in Iran, has attracted considerable interest in the IIR, resulting in new members representing strategic...

    • Publication date : 2005/06/14
  • News from IIR members: Tecumseh do Brasil

    Tecumseh do Brasil has reached a landmark of 170 million compressors manufactured since the company was set up 35 years ago. The company manufactures hermetic compressors and condensing units for domestic and commercial refrigeration and air...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • Conferences: Casta Papiernicka

    Compressors 2006, an IIR conference held in Casta Papiernicka on September 27-29, 2006 was as successful as the previous one in 2004: 170 attendees from 17 countries and 50 papers. A meeting of IIR Commissions B1 and B2 was held. Manufacturers and...

    • Publication date : 2006/11/14
  • News from IIR members: ACHPI

    The Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Institute (ACHPI), was launched in the UK in September 2009. This new specialist group within the UK institute of Refrigeration (IOR) has been set up to assist all those who install, service or maintain...

    • Publication date : 2009/12/09
  • News from IIR members: Tecumseh’s new quiet range

    According to the French health authorities (DDASS), over 50% of complaints concerning air-cooled condensing units used in commercial refrigeration are noise-related. Tecumseh has developed a range of 45 Silensys® condensing unit models that have...

    • Publication date : 2009/02/24
  • News from IIR members: Sofrigam

    The number of drugs (e.g. targeted therapies, new vaccines, anti-diabetic drugs and blood derivatives) transported and kept at a controlled temperature is growing rapidly and these products are increasingly sensitive to temperature variations. In...

    • Publication date : 2008/08/12
  • Conference report: An important event in Saint Petersburg

    The IIR-co-sponsored International Conference on the "Conservation of Genetic Resources", was held in Saint Petersburg at the prestigious Institute of Cytology (Russian Academy of Sciences), on October 19-22, 2004. There were 120 participants from...

    • Publication date : 2005/02/11
  • Additive manufacturing of regenerators for caloric cooling

    In many areas of engineering, additive manufacturing allows the production of complex and multifunctional products that could not be manufactured using traditional methods. In the...

    • Last update : 2022/09/16
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Caloric cooling (magnetocaloric, electrocaloric, elastocaloric and barocaloric cooling)
  • 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
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    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 : 2022/10/12
    • 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 : 2022/11/21
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : Freeze-drying in biology and medicine, Cryobiology, cryomedicine: general information
  • Environmental impact of the ice cream industry

    This summary document describes the environmental impact of ice cream manufacturing, which is mainly due to the energy consumption and refrigerants used.

    • Last update : 2022/11/17
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : General information on environment (climate change, ozone depletion…)
  • 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
  • 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 : 2022/06/20
    • Langues : French, English
    • Themes : LNG and LPG