With the technology available, climate-friendly cooling and freezing is possible today: Therefore our initiative focuses on replacing fluorinated greenhouse gases in point-of-sales equipment with natural refrigerants. We mainly rely on hydrocarbons (R-600a, R-290, R-1270) and carbon dioxide (R-744). Our units range from beverage coolers, vending machines, ice cream freezers to on deck coolers and freezers in supermarkets.
Experience shows that natural refrigerant-based equipment works more energy-efficiently than the HFC and HCFC units it has replaced. As a result, it lowers operating costs and significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions related to the use of energy. This makes natural refrigerant technologies a viable alternative to synthetic refrigerants also from an economic point of view.
Because of its benefits regarding sustainability, we are working actively towards making natural refrigerants the standard technology for point-of-sales cooling and freezing units. We focus on the following topics: