Deutschlandspiegel 452/1992 01.01.1992


01 Hannover: International computer trade fair CeBIT computer graphics. Exhibition Hall with visitors, stalls and demonstration on the big screen. Visitors close to half. Woman carries bag = little Pentop computer. Visitors play on small computers. Two visitors to bite into bread slices. (Computer technology is as important as daily bread.)
(55 m) 02 Dresden: restoration of the Castle cityscape of Dresden Elbe. The ruins of the Castle. Construction site to rebuild. Hood of the Castle Tower is placed with a crane. Review of 1945, sw: Dresden in the hail of bombs. Rubble city. Topping-out ceremony for the new building. Prime Minister Kurt Biedenkopf actuality: "For us it will be almost like a symbol, that we are witnessing today the hood on the Hausmann Tower and a piece of this perfection of locksmith innovation." Canopy Tower. Polishing shatters glass. Restorers, masons, stucco workers at work.
(61 m) 03-CFC free in the future, spray can sprays. Figure globe with layers of air and ozone hole. Refrigerators, air conditioning, upholstery of seats. On chart: CFC acts as ozone killer. A chlorine atom can attack up to 100000 ozone molecules. Research Centre Geesthacht: climate scientists monitor with laser technology ozone levels. Intense beam of light is sent through a telescope into space. Ozone hole on monitor. Eye examination. Berlin: International CSCE Conference. Federal Environment Minister Potter speaks interview: "we are at the forefront of those who go out of these materials, but we must also ensure that the substitutes there are we here, need primarily but also outside of Germany, for cooling processes, for thermal insulation, so that no more energy." Shopping in the supermarket. Chemical research laboratory for CFC substitutes. Production of refrigerators with insulation replacement.
(77 m) 04 Plauen: cityscape Plauen operation owned by staff. Employees of a construction company took over operation and formed GmbH. Rüdiger Walther production sound (one of 13 employees, who took over operation): "my whole idea was to maintain the operating in Plauen. Therefore I shareholder in the GmbH became a and stick to private capital and the ground." Accountant Office of Anita Morgner actuality: "this step of course immensely motivated one and you will make every effort in the daily work to do what's best for the company, and it also ultimately know what to work." Men on site. Crumbling buildings. Historical facades. Managing Director Grundmann actuality: "now we are even ready yet, we have said: building alone is not everything." We want to look in the future and play even property developers. "And so for example here we have acquired a plot of land to build homes for others here." Construction site.
(55 m) 05. Leipzig: portrait painter Werner Tübke Werner Tübke sits in front of canvas and paints in the classical style. Various paintings. Werner Lübke actuality: "you (the modern) has never interested me." I'd never get the idea; "when I was traveling, then I looked at old painting and sculpture me and actually contemporary not." Self-portrait of Werner Tübke. Leaves home and goes with a woman on the street. Monumental panorama image in bathroom Frankenhaus/Thuringia from the peasant wars in 1525 with Thomas Münzer and 3000 characters to 123 m canvas. Werner Lübke actuality: "as saying I stock and stiff: I not painted it, because you can't!" I can not imagine that one - I - draw two-thirds of 1,722 square meters in this case, because I wonder; probably I should have put dead me during this time. I don't know that I was!"
(78 m) 06. Heike Henkel at the top - 13th International meeting of jumper Heike Henkel, big, waits between jumps. High jump. Gym and fitness equipment, weight training. Heike Henkel in addition to their coach Obi. Heike Henkel designs faucets in her studies as a graphic designer. High jump ZL. Heike Henkel actuality: "for me it's something very special, although I always say: for me, a victory or even a good performance, but as a world record, where one is aware is actually maybe: yet none did make the – this is something very special." The 2.10 m I have in mind at the moment personally, which I could realistically imagine; Another question is whether I will implement them,."
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30th Anniversary of the First CFC-Free Refrigerator (March 15, 1993)

It was a sensation when the world's first mass-produced CFC-free refrigerator rolled off the production line on March 15, 1993. Almost as sensational was the fact that the manufacturer was a small company in the former GDR.

What was once the largest refrigerator producer in the Eastern Bloc - dkk Scharfenstein in the Ore Mountains, then recently trading under the name Foron - was already on the verge of being liquidated by the Treuhand when it scored a coup with this environmentally friendly household appliance.

The "Greenfreeze" was developed in cooperation with the Dortmund Hygiene Institute and Greenpeace. Two years after the discovery of the hole in the ozone layer in 1985, almost 200 countries committed themselves to a drastic reduction in the use of hydro fluorocarbons in the Montreal Protocol, and the transnational environmental protection organization set itself the goal of promoting corresponding projects.

After a development period of about one year, the partners presented their product to the public for the first time at a press conference in 1992. Instead of CFCs, they use the so-called Dortmund mixture of gases such as butane and propane as a refrigerant, thus also dispensing with the hydro fluorocarbon, or HFC for short, which is generally promoted as an alternative to CFCs but is also harmful to the climate. After a large-scale advertising campaign by Greenpeace, Foron received almost 70,000 advance orders, thus averting the threat of liquidation by the Treuhand for the time being. The competition reacted to the success with vilifying campaigns, claiming that the "Greenfreeze" was an electricity guzzler and highly explosive, but at the same time began mass-producing CFC-free refrigerators themselves. By agreement with Greenpeace, which wanted to bring the new technology to market as quickly as possible, Foron did not apply for a patent. Nonetheless, the company was not able to withstand the growing and unequal competition for long and had to file for bankruptcy in 1996.

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