Vacuumschmelze has developed the solid-state refrigerant Calorivac® which is in small-scale production, and tested in many magnetic cooling prototypes around the world. Future fields of application are industrial cooling systems, air conditioning in vehicles or buildings, as well as refrigerators in supermarkets. The future of magnetic cooling depends to a large extent on strong networks working towards a common goal.
Very recently, VAC together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurements Techniques (IPM) and the companies Philipp Kirsch GmbH and GSI Technology UG, started a 2.4 Mio. Euro project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). VAC will contribute to the project with the optimization of CALORIVAC® to be compatible with the new heat-transfer concept. This includes the optimization of the material properties and its shaping and the development of measurement techniques for the characterization of materials.