VIP ECO | Cost saving and environmentally friendly sample storage at optimal footprint

VIP ECO & PRO ECO Ultra Low Freezers use natural hydrocarbon (HC) refrigerants to provide minimal energy consumption, reduced environmental impact and substantially lower running costs. HC refrigerants have a high latent heat of evaporation so they are much more efficient at removing heat from the freezer chamber than conventional refrigerants, resulting in up to a 55% reduction in energy consumption and costs. These refrigerants also have an extremely low Global Warming Potential, helping organisations to meet environmental objectives.

When low electrical running costs and environmental considerations are of paramount importance, put your trust in VIP ECO and PRO ECO Ultra Low Freezers.


VIP ECO ULT Freezers



MDF-DU702VH  |  -86˚C VIP ECO Upright Freezer




MDF-DU500VH  |  -86˚C VIP ECO Upright Freezer

  • 770 x 870 x 1990 mm  |   526 Litre  |  384 x 2" boxes
  • Natural Refrigerants minimise energy consumption and save money
  • VIP PLUS vacuum insulation maximises storage capacity.
  • Certified as a Class IIa Medical Device
  • Improved Recovery Times



MDF-DU300H  |  -86˚C PRO ECO Upright Freezer



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Benefits of hydrocarbon refrigerants      

Reduced running costs

The use of highly efficient hydrocarbon refrigerants results in reduced energy consumption and therefore lower running costs. With key equipment and instrumentation operating continuously laboratories are able to significantly reduce running costs by investing in energy efficient facilities. Panasonic designs and builds advanced preservation systems to deliver maximum cost efficiency while maintaining the reliability and performance necessary for reliable storage of valuable research and clinical samples. In addition, more efficient refrigeration systems dissipate less heat to their surroundings reducing the requirement for air conditioning which can lead to further savings.


Increased efficiency

The efficiency of a freezer can be measured as a coefficient of performance (COP) which is a ratio of the cooling provided to the electrical energy consumed. VIP ECO and PRO ECO freezers have an extremely high COP. The efficiency of the ECO freezers is a result of the high latent heat of evaporation of the hydrocarbon refrigerants. This value relates to the amount of heat required to turn a liquid into a gas – essentially the energy needed to break the forces which bind the refrigerant molecules together in a liquid state. As a larger amount of heat energy is required to break the binding forces between hydrocarbon molecules, these refrigerants remove heat more efficiently from the freezer cabinet than if a traditional refrigerant was used.


Extremely low environmental impact

As an established expert in the manufacture of Ultra-low and Biomedical freezers, Panasonic is dedicated to providing customers with the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly equipment. With the introduction of hydrocarbon refrigerant technology to our freezer range, Panasonic is providing a solution for all laboratories looking to reduce their environmental impact. As well as being non-ozone depleting, hydrocarbons have short atmospheric lifetimes and extremely low global warming potentials. The atmospheric lifetime of a gas relates to the average time that a molecule resides in the atmosphere before it is removed by chemical reaction or deposition. A short atmospheric lifetime means that the refrigerant is removed from the atmosphere quickly, resulting in a lower global warming.

Innovative cabinet design & flexible shelf layout

Multiple shelf configurations in the new VIP ECO MDF-DU702VH ULT upright freezer allows a variety of storage options. The innovative cabinet design with chamfered edges reduces the footprint of the freezer, making them ideal for use in multi freezer laboratories.

Organize your samples by using your existing inventory racks or select from the many different rack types we offer. Panasonic’s racks are made of stainless steel or anodized aluminum. The aluminum racks are very light, yet sturdy and corrosion free. 


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