Electrolux switch all refrigerated cabinets to environmentally-friendly versions

01/02/2019 - 06:00
Electrolux Professional will switch all new models in its flagship ecostore refrigerated cabinets range to R290 gas as of January 2019, at no added cost to the customer or the dealer.

R290 is one of the most environmentally-friendly refrigerant gases, with a very low Global Warming Potential (GWP), and zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP).

Steve Bowler, design and product manager at Electrolux Professional UK, said: “Refrigeration is one of the core functions that a professional kitchen could simply not operate without.

“Given it’s ‘always-on’ nature, associated utility bills can also quickly add-up. As such, sustainability has always been at the heart of the R&D process for our refrigeration product category, to ensure each model we bring to market is as sustainable as it can be. 

"The introduction to R290 to our ecostore cabinets range – bringing it in line with all out prostore models – is the latest step on our sustainability journey.

“Not only will it help extend the operational life of the application-critical components within the unit, ensuring the unit’s performance will remain at the high level we expect, but R290’s enhanced environmental credentials will ensure our impact on the planet is kept to an absolute minimum.

“Most importantly for our dealers and customers however, is that the refrigerant change will not result in an increase on the unit price.”

It is claimed that the gas can also improve the overall operational life of the operating components within the unit.

The move to R290 coincides with the wider global phase-out of high-GWP refrigerants, which will make the likes of R404A and R134A ineligible for use within the UK in years to come. 

Electrolux’s ecostore cabinets range will now be join the ecostoreHP range of refrigerated counters, and all models in the Electrolux prostore refrigeration range, in exclusively using R290 throughout all new models. 

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