CHICAGO--Cooltech Applications S.A.S. (Cooltech), the world’s leading magnetic refrigeration company, today announced a partnership with Structural Concepts, a leading display cases manufacturer in Michigan (USA), to integrate Cooltech’s magnetic refrigeration system (MRS) into some of Structural Concepts’ display cases.
The MRS utilizes a water coolant instead of a refrigerant gas—a major contributor to climate change—resulting in an eco-friendly solution. Besides eliminating the use of pollutant refrigerant gases and noisy compressors, MRS cuts energy consumption by up to 50 percent, and boosts reliability and safety.
“As the leader in manufacturing the foodservice market’s most energy efficient and environmentally-friendly refrigerated food display cases,” said Dave Geerts, President of Structural Concepts, “our company is thrilled to announce our partnership with Cooltech as our next major investment in disruptive technology. Our partnership with Cooltech and their MRS technology will give us the unprecedented opportunity to be on the leading edge of a refrigeration revolution.”
“After successful product integrations in Europe, we are delighted to introduce the technology in the USA,” said Christian Muller, President of Cooltech. “Due to new and stricter regulations and the perpetual quest for reducing the energy bill, we are convinced magnetic cooling can disrupt the refrigeration and air conditioning markets and become a true green alternative to vapor-compression refrigeration.”
Both companies exhibited their products to major food retail chains at the recent FMI connect show in Chicago.
The MRS is in beta testing at several sites in Europe in various configurations and is presently available to OEMs for integration. An MRS version generating high cooling power—20 kilowatt (kW) and over—is under development.
About Cooltech Applications
Cooltech Applications is the world’s leading magnetic cooling company offering an energy efficient and ecological gas-free refrigeration solution. Owner of about 300 patents issued in 40 different countries and supported by major organizations and large market players through developments agreements, Cooltech Applications is now entering the commercialization process with equipment manufacturer partners across Europe, North America and Asia. Founded in 2003 and backed by well-established investors, Cooltech Applications’ offices are located in France. More information about the company is available at www.cooltech-applications.com.