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  • Briefs: Largest distribution centre in Africa

    The centre, built by Woolworths in Midrand, South Africa has a surface area of 72 000 m². The 2-stage refrigeration system uses 4.2 tons of ammonia. It operates at -9°C/+32°C on the low stage while the high-stage ammonia circuit is used to chill...

    • Publication date : 2008/02/12
  • New freedom for diabetics

    A portable refrigerator is designed for storing insulin has been developed and won second prize in the Emhart "create the future" contest. It fits in a jacket pocket and is powered by a rechargeable battery. It uses a Peltier device (heat pump)...

    • Publication date : 2004/05/25
  • Packaging innovations

    Plant-based food packaging Biodegradable packaging looks set to be the way of the future. A sharp rise in demand for natural products and healthier food added to the stability of maize prices versus those of petroleum-based polymers have...

    • Publication date : 2006/05/05
  • ICR2011 highlights: improving insulation thanks to vacuum

    Vacuum insulated panels (VIPs) are a new technology which is theoretically 5 times less conductive than classic polyurethane panels (3 times less in practice because of the various thermal bridges).

    • Publication date : 2012/01/05