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Phase Change Solutions Poised for Continued Growth

Asheboro, NC (Aug 2, 2022) Phase Change Solutions (PCS), a leading smart materials company, today announced a strategic partnership with GAF, a Standard Industries company and North America’s largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturer, for developing and commercializing advanced materials for thermal...

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Phase Change Materials for buildings

Phase change material (PCM) in commercial buildings save energy by actively absorbing and releasing heat. PCMs help maintain comfortable building temperatures with the potential to reduce peak sensible cooling loads and annual energy consumption in climate zones with enough variation...

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PCS named a 2020 Global Cleantech 100

Out of thousands of innovators from across the globe, Phase Change Energy Solutions captured a place in the 2020 Global Cleantech 100. “We are honored and pleased to receive this prestigious recognition from the Cleantech group, validating the tireless efforts...

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PCS earns ‘USDA Certified 100% Biobased’ product

Phase Change Energy Solutions today (September 25, 2018) announced that it has received the 100% certified biobased product label from the USDA BioPreferred program. Third-party verification for a product’s biobased content is administered through the USDA BioPreferred program, an initiative...

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Pizza Hut delivered to Mt. Kilimanjaro –

You may know that PCS is known for reducing energy consumption in buildings while improving occupant comfort with its revolutionary phase change material, BioPCM®.   What you may not know is that our subsidiary, Vesture has been helping the food...

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Top 10 Reasons to Become a Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Contractor

The future is electric. The world is changing and demand for our all-electric heat pump systems has never been greater. Read more

Taco Improves Efficiency of Its Products

Taco Comfort Solutions has partnered with Glen Dimplex to develop a complete packaged air-to-water heat pump system for residential heating, cooling, and DHW applications. Read more

Heat Pump Awareness Grows from Residential, Commercial Customers

Consumer awareness and opinion of heat pumps are both improving, along with the technology. Manufacturers see a strong market ahead, although some challenges remain. Read more

Energy-Efficiency Trends in Water Heating Highlight Heat Pump Technology

Efficiency and sustainability have become the center of attention for almost every industry today, including the water heating space. Read more

Manufacturers Help Contractors Keep up with Heat Pump Technology as Market Grows

Manufacturers and contractors are working to educate end users about the ways heat pumps work differently from traditional heat sources. Read more

HVAC Manufacturers Feature HVAC Virtual Experiences

Virtual HVAC experiences have grown in popularity over the past year and a half, and they are worth checking out. Read more

Troubleshooting Puzzle: A Heat Pump That’s Not Heating Enough

In this troubleshooting situation, the equipment is a package unit heat pump that isn’t properly heating the customer’s home. Read more

Future Looks Bright for Heat Pumps as Electrification Movement Gains Momentum

Heat pumps are poised to become one of the biggest winners in the HVAC market as the nation moves toward electrification. Read more

Motili, EER Partner to Bring High-Efficiency Heat Pumps to Rural Midwest

High-end HVAC may be making the headlines, but in parts of the rural Midwest, many homeowners still rely on propane or fuel oil to adequately heat their homes. Read more

Facts + Figures: AHRI Shipment Data for February 2021

Industry figures are estimates that are derived from the best available figures supplied by a sample of AHRI member companies. Read more

HVAC Contractors Provide Service for Heatless Customers in Texas

HVAC contractors stepped up to deal with a deep freeze that left millions of people without power to heat their homes. Read more

Troubleshooting Puzzle: An Under-Performing Heat Pump

In this troubleshooting situation, the customer’s description of the problem is that the unit is “running a lot, and not keeping the building warm.” Read more

Manufacturers Optimistic Over Heat Pump Outlook for the Upcoming Year

Despite economic turmoil caused by the pandemic, OEMs expect demand for HVAC equipment to continue in 2021 — particularly for heat pumps. Read more

Mini Split Advances Melt Cold-Weather Reservations

Continued performance improvements across manufacturers have put heating on par with cooling as a draw for the mini split, and that in turn opens additional doors. Read more

Elon Musk Is Good for the HVAC Industry

Elon Musk might be entering the HVAC industry, and contractors, distributors, and even manufacturers should be excited about that. Read more

17 Aug 2022 --- HexcelPack is introducing HexaFil, a 100% paper-based void fill solution that provides improved block and bracing along with additional cushioning in packaging boxes compared to traditional… Read more

16 Aug 2022 --- Ardagh Metal Packaging (AMP) has been granted one of Northern Ireland’s largest investments in advanced manufacturing by the planning committee of Antrim and Newtownabbey Council. The… Read more

16 Aug 2022 --- To demonstrate how automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and strapping machines may function together in a single application, Mosca teamed up with materials handling business Gebhardt Intralogistics.… Read more

16 Aug 2022 --- Consumers strongly prefer the idea of a digitalized deposit return scheme (DRS) as the UK’s four nations draw closer to implementing or updating their systems. This… Read more

15 Aug 2022 --- Fast food giant KFC and packaging specialist Tria are collaborating on switching out the chain restaurant’s single-use plastic containers for environmentally sustainable, compostable packaging in an… Read more

15 Aug 2022 --- Mondi agreed on Friday to sell its largest Russian paper plant, Syktyvkar, to Augment Investments Limited, an investment vehicle majority owned by billionaire Viktor Kharitonin, for… Read more

15 Aug 2022 --- The UK’s Environment Agency has successfully prosecuted a businessman for illegally exporting banned household waste. Tianyong Wang, who has registered numerous companies at a site in… Read more

12 Aug 2022 --- Avery Dennison has become the first label manufacturer to enable rigid plastic recycling across its film portfolio with its next-generation AD CleanFlake technology, helping brands and… Read more

12 Aug 2022 --- This week in industry news, Mondi agreed to sell its biggest packaging facility in Russia for RUB 95 billion (US$1.54 billion), subject to approval by the… Read more

12 Aug 2022 --- Constantia Flexibles has agreed to acquire FFP Packaging Solutions (FFP), a leading player for consumer flexible packaging in Northampton, UK. The acquisition marks Constantia Flexibles’ first… Read more

11 Aug 2022 --- UFlex in India is unveiling a range of flexible packaging and holography solutions for boosted environmental sustainability and standout shelf appeal. The launches come amid a… Read more

11 Aug 2022 --- Syntegon is offering companies in the pharmaceutical and food industries full transparency on the carbon footprint of all its machines through a software-based approach certified by… Read more

11 Aug 2022 --- Two independent freelance journalists have reported being attacked, threatened with death and having their media equipment confiscated while investigating allegations of illegal recycling operations in an… Read more

10 Aug 2022 --- Flexible packaging supplier ProAmpac has joined forces with wholefood nutrition producer Purition to introduce ProActive Recyclable paper sachets for powered meal shakes. This fully recyclable high-barrier… Read more

10 Aug 2022 --- Mondi is working with Dow to develop new, recyclable secondary packaging for Essity’s feminine care products to limit the usage of fossil-based materials. Previously, Essity’s feminine care… Read more

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The NEWSMakers Podcast: Geothermal Trends

In the latest episode of The NEWSMakers podcast, Kyle Gargaro, editorial director for The ACHR NEWS, talks to WaterFurnace CEO John Thomas. Read more

Geothermal Offers an Opportunity for HVAC Contractors

The moment for geothermal seemed to have arrived several times since the 1970s. A number of factors are forecasting wider use of this type of heating and cooling solution. Read more

Top 10 Reasons to Become a Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Contractor

The future is electric. The world is changing and demand for our all-electric heat pump systems has never been greater. Read more

Heat Pump Awareness Grows from Residential, Commercial Customers

Consumer awareness and opinion of heat pumps are both improving, along with the technology. Manufacturers see a strong market ahead, although some challenges remain. Read more

Manufacturers Help Contractors Keep up with Heat Pump Technology as Market Grows

Manufacturers and contractors are working to educate end users about the ways heat pumps work differently from traditional heat sources. Read more

Integrating the Advantages of Geothermal Into an HVAC Company

Geothermal heat pumps tap into a renewable source of energy to provide comfort for a home, and HVAC contractors can tap into this market for increased sales. Read more

Residential Heating Showcase 2021

Every year, The ACHR NEWS introduces the latest heating equipment that is available for the upcoming winter season. Read more

Should HVAC Contractors Be Selling Geothermal?

HVAC contractors should be prepared to sell geothermal to new customers regardless of any incentives. Read more

Are Geothermal Heat Pumps the Key to a Cleaner Planet?

Geothermal energy can be used to heat and cool commercial buildings. The highly efficient systems that make this possible are geothermal heat pumps. Read more

Electrification, Education Market Make Geothermal Heat Pumps More Than an Underground Sensation

Taxes may be something no one can avoid, but thanks to recent federal legislation, the geothermal industry can take at least a little of the sting out of it. Read more

New York Pilots Program to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Through Heat Pump Technology

New York Governor Cuomo announced that up to $15 million is available to pilot the use of community thermal systems. Read more

Is Geothermal a Viable Technology?

Dougherty discusses the geothermal tax credit extension, how much market share the industry has, and why it should be considered a viable technology. Read more

A New Twist on Geothermal

Despite being around for more than 30 years, it is fair to say geothermal technology is a niche in the HVAC market. Read more

Residential Heating Showcase 2020: Manufacturers Roll Out New Heating Equipment In Time For Winter

Every year, The ACHR NEWS introduces the latest heating equipment that is available for the upcoming winter season. Read more

Heat Pump Popularity Aids Growth of Geothermal

The market for ground-source heat pumps is linked directly to growth of geothermal as a way to heat and cool homes. Read more

Picarro Introduces the First Automated Solution for Continuous Ethylene Oxide Monitoring

New system provides comprehensive solution for community monitoring stations and industrial fencelines SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Picarro Inc., a leading gas analytics company, today announced the… Read more

Alpha Omega Integration, LLC Makes the Inc. 5000 for the 5th Year in a Row

Explosive growth, performance, and hiring for Tysons/Vienna, Virginia Government Contractor VIENNA, Va., Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Omega Integration, LLC has been named to the Inc. 5000 for the… Read more

Bestselling Author and Activist Glennon Doyle to Join the Mainstage at Blackbaud's bbcon 2022 Virtual Conference

The Tech Conference for Good Will Take Place Oct. 17–18 as a Free, Virtual Event CHARLESTON, S.C., Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB), the world's leading cloud software… Read more

Polyaluminum Chloride Market Sourcing and Procurement Intelligence Report with Pandemic Impact and Recovery, Forecasts and Analysis

The Polyaluminum Chloride Market is predicted to grow by more than USD 392.11 Million at a CAGR of more than 5.88% The report also discusses the commercial effect and new… Read more

Ascensus Appoints Two New Regional Vice Presidents

Chris Brock and Nick Eschenheimer to Bring Expert Support to Financial Advisors and Their Clients DRESHER, Pa., Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascensus—whose technology and expertise helps millions of people… Read more

Universal Technical Institute and IGNITE Worldwide Award Tuition Grants To Female Students Pursuing STEM Education This Fall

Top three winners earn a combined $50,000 in awards. PHOENIX, Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Technical Institute (UTI) has awarded tuition grants to three female students planning to pursue… Read more

Agora raises $20M Series A Led by Insight Partners to accelerate the growth of real estate firms with digital transformation

NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Agora, A rapidly growing vertical SaaS company, which develops a real estate investment management platform and financial products that optimize back-office operations and… Read more

Entertainment Retail Industries Selects ToolsGroup to Improve Supply Chain Agility

ToolsGroup will help ERE increase supply chain agility, unify planning data and processes, sharpen forecast accuracy, and reduce holding costs while ensuring exceptional service BOSTON, Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --… Read more

Nurses Provided Flexible Access to More Than $1M in Wages Through SmartLinx and Rain Partnership

Pay flexibility helps alleviate nurses' financial concerns amid inflation and financial insecurity Since launching two months ago, the partnership has allowed more than 6,000 nurses to receive their pay, as… Read more

Udacity Expands Executive Leadership Team with Key Promotions

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Udacity, the digital talent transformation platform, today announced the expansion of its executive leadership team with three promotions including Ayah Shashaa (she/her)… Read more

Guidehouse Ranked 2nd-Largest Healthcare Management Consulting Firm by Modern Healthcare

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Guidehouse, a leading global provider of consulting and outsourcing services to public sector and commercial clients, has been ranked 2022's second-largest healthcare management consulting… Read more

Nava Benefits Appoints Patrick Kehoe as Chief Operating Officer

SaaS technology leader brings more than two decades of leadership experience to tech-forward benefits brokerage NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Nava Benefits today announced an expansion of its… Read more

Telehealth Market Worth $539.73 Billion by 2029 - Market Size, Share, Forecasts, & Trends Analysis Report with COVID-19 Impact by Meticulous Research®

REDDING, Calif., Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report titled, 'Telehealth Market by Component [Hardware (Peripheral Devices, Monitor), Software (Cloud, On-premise), Services (Real-time, Remote Monitoring)],… Read more

Zipline Logistics Awarded for Rapid Growth as a Top 3PL

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipline Logistics trophy shelf is getting heavy. Most recently, the retail-specialized North American 3PL was honored by Inc. Magazine, Food Logistics, and Inbound… Read more

Global Agriculture Autonomous Robots Market to Grow by 19.16% between 2022 and 2027 - BIS Research Study

The study projects the market to reach $10.50 billion in terms of revenue by 2027 FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- BIS Research, the global leader in providing market… Read more

Blanco Nino Announces Fully Recyclable Chip Bag

The new bags also keep chips fresher for longer. Read more

Podcast | Consumer-driven Sustainability in Packaging

We sat down with Fresh-Lock’s Sarah Stieby and Todd Meussling to delve into the consumer demand for greater sustainability and what is happening, as well as what needs to happen,… Read more

New Recyclable Paper Pouch

SunDance USA says its paper pouch packaging is 100% recyclable, biodegradable and compostable. Read more

The Future of Packaging is Flexible

Consumers continue to become more aware of single-use plastics, food waste and recycling, particularly with the rise of documentaries like Seaspiracy. This has led to many brands seeking new and… Read more

The Perfect Partnership: Profitability and Sustainability Go Hand-in-Hand for Package Printing

To meet consumer expectations, package printing companies are adopting green practices, but the myth persists that going green comes at the expense of profit. The reality is that decarbonization and… Read more

New Recycling Plant for Flexible Packaging Materials Emerges and a New Acquisition by Hybrid Software

One silver lining from the 2020 pandemic was how resilient businesses and workers became and how new forms of technology were adopted to keep operations running. For example, online conference… Read more

Flexible Packaging Market Size Worth $373.3 Billion By 2030

A study by Grand View Research projects the industry growing at a CAGR of 4.5% between 2022 and 2030. Read more

Striving for Circularity in Packaging

In 2022, the circular economy is the de facto buzzword in the food and beverage world and, quite frankly, the industry is undergoing massive change in all areas: consumer behavior… Read more

Kimberly-Clark Professional Expands The RightCycle Program

The program will now include recycling of used plastic packaging. Read more

SunDance Offering Creative Pouch Packaging

The addition of a Hudson Sharp Ares 400 accepts recycle-ready polyethylene, laminated films, bio-films and paper-like films. Read more

A Packaging Minute | June 20, 2022

Last week, researchers found that a generation defines itself by food, the global spout pouch market will grow, laser coding is now an option on a sustainable line of films,… Read more

NOVA Chemicals Expands its HDPE Resins for Oriented Film Structures to Advance a Plastics Circular Economy

Oriented polyethylene film technologies offer new building blocks for packaging recyclability. Read more

Study Reveals the Most (and least) Wasteful Meal Kit Companies

Home Chef considered the most wasteful, whereas Blue Apron deemed the least wasteful, with 50% of its packaging recyclable. Read more

Label Material Made from Certified Circular Ocean Bound Plastic Announced

UPM Raflatac’s new Ocean Action label is the first made using SABIC’s certified circular polyolefins for packaging label applications. Read more

Stand-Up Pouch Market is Estimated to Rise at a CAGR of 6.8%

A new study from Transparency Market Research says that the rising need for environmentally friendly packaging means stand-up pouches are projected to be in high demand. Read more

Introducing Apollo™

Transport and store temperature-specific vaccines and pharmaceuticals with our insulated solution nested with BioPCM®.  PCS has developed an innovative platform of BioPCM® based solutions that support a range of temperatures from -75°C to 25°C. Learn more here!

Decarbonizing New York

Phase Change Solutions is selected as one of nine companies to The Clean Fight: Buildings Edition 2020 to make buildings cleaner, with breakthrough solutions that reduce emissions and improve occupant comfort.

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2020 BNEF Pioneer

Phase Change Solutions is awarded as a 2020 BNEF Pioneer from BloombergNEF, one of ten game-changing companies recognized for their leadership in transformative technologies.

COVID-19 Response

Beyond business as usual: PCS responds to COVID-19. We are focused on ensuring the safety of our employees, supporting our customers, and providing humanitarian assistance to our local communities. Learn more here!

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