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The Latest in Ice Dispensers and Refrigerant Canisters

Refrigeration Makes Technology Advances

Follett's 7 Series ice-only dispensers with an integral air-cooled ice machine producing up to 125 pounds per day of Chewblet® ice are now Energy Star-qualified.
Follett’s 7 Series ice-only dispensers with an integral air-cooled ice machine producing up to 125 pounds per day of Chewblet® ice are now Energy Star-qualified.

Ice equipment and refrigerant canisters are a couple of the latest developments in refrigeration.

Ice Dispensers

Follett Corp. announced that all 7 Series ice-only dispensers with an integral air-cooled ice machine producing up to 125 pounds per day of Chewblet® ice are now Energy Star-qualified. According to the manufacturer, “These Energy Star ice machines are on average 15 percent more energy efficient than standard models.”

The 7 Series ice-only dispenser comes in countertop, undercounter, and freestanding models to meet design applications serving up to 25 people. Other standard features include 17.5-inch height to fit on counters and under cabinets, no drain requirements, hands-free ice dispensing, and Agion® antimicrobial treatment of critical components to minimize microbial growth.

The company did note that only ice-only 7 Series dispensers are eligible for Energy Star certification since at the time of the announcement in late 2013, Energy Star did not have a product specification for ice and water dispensers.

Refrigerant Canisters

DuPont Refrigerants has introduced a new technology to its Dispos-A-Can® containers (DACs) to enable customers to verify that the contents are genuine DuPont products.

Effective as of January, all DACs with product batch codes dated 2014 now feature the new DuPont Security Shrink Sleeve. The sleeve features an iridescent background that will change colors from pink to green as it reflects light. With the new sleeve, DACs can now be quickly verified as genuine DuPont products upon first use. Additionally, all DuPont DACs will continue to employ the patented DuPont™ Izon® hologram label previously introduced in 2013.

According to a statement from the company, “DuPont is implementing this additional security measure as part of its ongoing efforts to combat counterfeit activity in the global marketplace. Our security technology will be continuously updated over time to offer easy visual verification of genuine, high-quality DuPont products.”

The action is in response to counterfeit refrigerants which have potential safety and environmental issues, as well as creating the possibility of equipment failure, the company said. In addition, counterfeit refrigerants can include CFCs and HCFCs in containers marked as HFCs, which raises an illegal import issue and can be in violation of international treaties such as the Montreal Protocol.

“Our DuPont Refrigerants Brand Assurance Anti-Counterfeiting Initiative is a multifaceted program focused on four main areas: communications, enforcement, value chain security, and product security,” said Elizabeth Sassano, global brand protection manager, DuPont Fluorochemicals. “The DuPont Security Shrink Sleeve is another step in our evergreen product security strategy to deliver genuine, high-quality DuPont-branded products to our customers.

“Deploying anti-counterfeit features such as this security sleeve in combination with the patented Izon hologram label continues to provide our value chain partners and ultimate end users with a worry-free experience and peace of mind,” Sassano added. “Combining this with our ongoing efforts to work closely with our global stakeholders, such as our preferred distributor network, law enforcement, and government agencies, strengthens our efforts to combat illegal activity in the marketplace.”

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