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Colman Moducel - FANWALL TECHNOLOGY Contributes to Carbon Savings at John...
The John Lewis Partnership is one of the latest companies taking advantage of the reliability and savings in areas like footprint, energy and maintenance by using Moducel air handlers with FANWALL TECHNOLOGY®, at its newest store in east London. The Stratford store is the company’s first brand new shop in London in over 20 years. It is also the first of a new generation of carbon efficient stores that uses advanced air conditioning...Read More
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Crown Paints - Recycled Paint Boost for Trafford Ecology Park
A TRACT of natural land at a Manchester industrial estate has been given a boost with a donation of recycled paint. Earlier this year, to mark its sponsorship of Climate Week 2013, Crown Paints launched the ‘Kick Out The Can’ initiative, which gave householders nationwide the chance to free up their sheds, garages and cupboards by returning surplus paint to the company’s network of Crown Decorating Centres. Manchester residents...Read More
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Knauf Drywall - Carillion Rings up Training Partnership with Knauf
Ten college leavers from Kent are benefiting from apprenticeships in drylining offered in a pioneering collaboration between Carillion, one of the UK's leading support services companies, and its plaster and drylining products supplier Knauf. The apprentices are undertaking an 18-month training course – leading to a Level 2 NVQ Diploma and Level 2 Construction Diploma from the CITB – at Knauf’s newly built state-of-the-art, training centre in...Read More
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Space Air - Daikin VRV IV Now on the ETL List
Daikin’s VRV IV 2 pipe system from Space Air, is now included on the ETL (Energy Technology List), qualifying for the ECA (Enhanced Capital Allowance scheme). VRV IV - SETTING THE STANDARDS AGAIN •Annual cost savings up to 25% based on seasonal product efficiency •Advanced software solutions reducing time needed for system configuration •Unique continuous heating technology What is ECA? The Enhanced Capital Allowance...Read More
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DORMA Acquires Ascot Doors Ltd
DORMA UK Ltd continues to strengthen its position as the leading supplier of premium access solutions and services by acquiring Ascot Doors Ltd, one of the largest independent suppliers of Industrial Doors and Door Servicing in the UK. DORMA is a trusted partner in the supply of door products and supports those products with installation and service teams nationally, offering 24/7 service on all major brands of Automatic and Pedestrian Doors...Read More
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Munters Drying Room Concept Cuts Energy Bill
Schools, daycare nurseries and kindergardens all benefit from Munters' clothes drying solution. Replacing impractical and energy consuming electrical drying cabinets with a drying room is making life easier, more convenient and practical for both children and staff. Munters mimics nature The Munters dry room concept mimics a dry and breezy summers day, where laundry outdoors dries in a very short time. Circulating fans mounted in the...Read More
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Prysmian Supplies Gold Cable to Leeds’ First Direct Arena
Prysmian’s FP 200 Gold ‘standard’ fire resistant cable has been specified and installed in both the fire and public address systems at the new First Direct Arena in Leeds. Andrew Hutchinson, Sales Director for the Yorkshire branch of FaelSafe, oversaw the installation of the cable in the UK’s first fan-shaped construction. Andrew specified FP 200 Gold for its reliability. He explained: “It’s a tough, durable and dressable fire resistant...Read More
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ServaClean - From a ‘Wet Dog Glass Smell’ to Bars on Wheels - The Story of One of...
On 1st August this year – Yorkshire Day, no less – ServaClean celebrated its Silver Anniversary. It’s 25 years since the Company launched with a set of racks on which to store washed glassware in bars and avoid that “wet dog glass smell” which comes from storing damp glasses on flat shelves and makes you think “the beer’s gone off!” At that time, the major brewers – who owned and operated most of the pubs in the UK – were striving...Read More
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Gent Protects Co-operative Group’s New Award Winning Headquarters No’ 1 Angel...
The Gent by Honeywell Vigilon Voice Enhanced fire alarm and detection (FDA) system has been selected to protect the Co-operative Group’s new state-of-the-art headquarters, No’1 Angel Square, Manchester. The Newly constructed fifteen storey property is a unique building and a striking new landmark on the City of Manchester’s skyline, and is the first phase of a planned £800 million project that is to regenerate the company’s...Read More
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Emergi-Lite - Education & Healthcare Safety Solutions
Whether it’s labour-saving modular design emergency lighting, project evacuation scheme planning, online inspection or legislation & standards training, Emergi-Lite can help bring commercial and industrial projects in on time, within budget and profitability. Running a large hospital or university complex requires the best materials to ensure safe operation & care. Whether backing up your operating room lighting, ensuring safe evacuation...Read More
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Fläkt Woods once again, Chosen to Provide the Ventilation for the Milan Metro
Fläkt Woods has recently provided ventilation equipment to Line 1 northern extension of the Milan Metro. Supplying two high efficiency axial JM Aerofoil fans, 1400mm in diameter, complete with silencers, guards, bellmouths and inverters. The large fans have been installed in the ventilation chambers within the stations for lines 2, 3 and 5. Opened to public in 1964, Line 1 connects Sesto San Giovanni with the terminals of Bisceglie and Rho Fiera...Read More
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Spirax Sarco - Westons Cider Saves £42,000 Annually with Reverse Osmosis from...
Westons Cider is saving around £42,000 per year in fuel and water costs following the installation of a Reverse Osmosis (RO) water treatment unit from Spirax Sarco. The new RO system has reduced water and energy losses by cutting the amount of boiler blowdown and water needed. Accurate metering of fuel oil and water has pinpointed the savings, including 3,800 litres of oil saved over a 15-day period. What’s more, the savings are likely...Read More
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Catnic - Unimer Day Preview
Sowing the beads of Success - Catnic knows that the ideal way for merchants to generate return business is to send the customer away with the best products for a job. The best merchant advice, combined with first-rate products, can help drive repeat sales through happy customers. Catnic’s range of building components includes stainless steel, galvanised steel and PVCu plasterers’ beads; providing trade customers with choice...Read More
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PMA UK - Ty-Rap® is the Cable Tie for the Rail Industry
Did you know that cable ties – those fantastically simple, cheap and effective devices – were first invented by Thomas & Betts in 1958? And now, with cable ties being used on everything from toy packaging (which we all know is impenetrable!) to signage, fencing and on heavy industrial sites, the original brand, Ty-Rap®, is still evolving and conquering new markets. The idea of the cable tie first came about whilst T&B employee Maurus C. Logan...Read More
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