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  • World's biggest store

    The so-called world’s biggest cold store – 60-m long, 140-m wide and 36-m high – was installed in Catalonia, Spain, by Aislamientos Aiconsa.

    • Publication date : 2011/10/03
  • World

    The new ISO 22000 standard "Food safety management systems - requirements for any organization in the food chain" was passed in September 2005. This standard will apply to food producers and manufacturers, transport and storage operators and...

    • Publication date : 2005/10/26
  • Briefs: World's largest food park

    Early 2010, the world's largest food park opened 20 km from Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India. The 95-acre Patanjali Food and Herbal Park is to provide direct employment for 7000 people. The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) plans to set...

    • Publication date : 2011/02/04
  • LG unveils world's largest home refrigerator

    LG Electronics claims to have launched the world's largest home refrigerator. It has 4 doors and an internal storage capacity of 910 litres, this being 40 litres more than the largest previously existing models.

    • Publication date : 2012/12/17
  • World HVAC Equipment Market

    World demand for HVAC equipment is expected to rise 6.1% per year through 2016

    • Publication date : 2012/11/22
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • World AC and compressor trends

    In its recent report, JARN estimates that the HVAC&R market in 2006 was about 66 billion USD and about half of sales were air conditioners and related products. - Regarding the AC market, China, the US, Japan and major European countries make...

    • Publication date : 2007/05/04
  • Markets: world frozen-food market

    According to Euromonitor, the world frozen-food market is expected to grow by 14% between 2003 and 2008. The regions where frozen-food sales have increased the most between 1999 and 2003 are the Asia-Pacific area, Eastern Europe and Latin America....

    • Publication date : 2004/07/27
  • World air-conditioning market in 2012

    According to recent figures published by BSRIA, the total value of the global world air-conditioning market amounted to USD 88.4 billion with almost 112 million units sold worldwide.

    • Publication date : 2013/05/21
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • LG Electronics leads AC world sales

    LG Electronics, a Korean company, sold more than 10 million air-conditioning units in 2004, making it the largest company in the world in terms of AC market share. This marks the fifth successive year LG has held the top spot in air conditioner...

    • Publication date : 2005/03/15
  • Out of the ordinary: The world’s first refrigerated beach!

    Versace, the renowned fashion house, is to create the world's first cooled beach so that hotel guests can walk comfortably across the sand on scorching days. The beach will be next to the new Palazzo Versace Hotel which is being built in Dubai,...

    • Publication date : 2009/05/18
  • World air conditioning market: strong growth in 2010

    According to JARN estimates, the global market for air conditioners (ACs) was about 89 million units in 2010, a 21% increase compared with 2009. 2010 was a bumper year for the AC industry thanks to global economic recovery, especially in Asia, and...

    • Publication date : 2011/08/10
  • Trends and Figures: World AC heat pump market

    The use of heat pumps (HPs) is increasing in the European Union (EU), Japan, and China. According to JARN's figures, the global market for room air conditioners (RACs) and packaged air conditioners (PACs) was about 78.7 million units in 2007, 72%...

    • Publication date : 2008/10/25
  • China overtook the US to become the world's biggest energy consumer in 2010

    A report recently released by BP said China overtook the United States to become the world's biggest energy consumer in 2010. BP, in its 60th annual Statistical Review of World Energy, said China accounted for 20.3% of demand, compared with...

    • Publication date : 2011/08/04
  • World demand for fluorocarbons to rise annually by 3.4% through 2016

    According to a recent market report on fluorochemicals by Freedonia, global demand for fluorine containing chemicals is forecast to rise 3.9% per year to 3.5 million tonnes in 2016, valued at USD 19.7 million.

    • Publication date : 2012/06/08
    • Subjects: Figures, economy
  • LNG Worldwide

    - Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is found in many parts of the world (e.g. Algeria, Australia, Brunei, Indonesia, Libya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar and Trinidad and Tobago), with the largest reserves in the Middle East. Worldwide, there are...

    • Publication date : 2004/04/28
  • 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
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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
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    Global cold storage capacity

    This table presents the cold storage capacity in about 50 countries, based on data from the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA).

    • Last update : 2021/12/06
    • Langues : English
    • Themes : Refrigerated storage: economics and statistics
  • Global HFC emissions from the refrigeration sector

    This table shows HFC emissions from the refrigeration sector – including air conditioning – in million tonnes of CO2 equivalent for about 40 countries that are signatories...

    • Last update : 2022/01/20
    • Langues : English
    • Themes : General information on environment (climate change, ozone depletion…)