September 9, 2008


Coca-Cola's HFC-Free Cashless Vending Machines Used at Toyako Summit

Keywords: Chemicals Eco-business / Social Venture Energy Conservation Manufacturing industry 

The Coca-Cola System in Japan, consisting of Coca-Cola Japan Co. and 12 bottling partners, has introduced a new vending machine, the e-40 into the market since 2008. The most energy-saving vending machine in Japan is equipped to accept electronic money and does not use any hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The company says it aims to replace all of its approximately 980,000 vending machines in Japan with HFC-free models by 2020.

The e-40 employs an HFC-free heat pump system that provides more efficient heating and cooling. It also uses sophisticated vacuum insulation materials, which won an Energy Conservation Award in 2007, to reduce heat leaks. In addition, it employs LED lightening to allow a significant reduction of power consumption compared to fluorescent lamps. By combining these features, the e-40 model achieves 40 percent greater energy efficiency overall than a conventional company's model also introduced in 2008.

On April 21, Coca-Cola started operating this innovative model at hotels in Rusutsu Resort, location of the international media center for the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit 2008, from July 5 to 10. The Coca-Cola System in Japan says it will actively promote this model, considering customers' needs and the conditions of installation sites.

- Coca-Cola Japan to Convert Completely to HFC-free Vending Machines by 2020 (Related JFS article)

Posted: 2008/09/09 06:42:15 AM