Plastic’s New Ideas
An APPLIANCE Staff Feature
Appliance makers need new ideas to facilitate product differentiation and cost-reduction, and the plastics industry gathered at NPE 2006 to show just how much it has to offer.
The Need for New Ideas in Plastics
The plastics industry faces substantial challenges from globalization, materials costs and the need to compete through enhanced design. Sound familiar?
Slicing Up the Competition
Commercial foodservice equipment maker Berkel Company is slicing away at the competition with the introduction of its new food slicers that are primarily made of plastic.
Metals and Metal Service Centers
Getting Through the Easy Times and the Hard
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
Suppliers offer new choices in metals as appliance companies contend with price rises and volatility.
Assembly & Fastening
Clinching Offers Much More Than Permanent Metal-to-Metal Joining
Enlightened Design is Crucial
by Phil Brandl, president, International Housewares Association
In today’s highly competitive and consolidating housewares market, the importance of innovation through design cannot be overestimated, particularly in appliances.
Powder Coating 2006
Powder Coating 2006 is scheduled for September 18-21, 2006, at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Here you will find the Powder Coating 2006 Schedule of Events and list of attendees.
Enterprise-Wide Product Design
Managing Global Innovation
by Jill Russell, Senior Associate Editor
As the appliance industry competes on an increasingly global level, companies are focusing on one particular buzzword to get them ahead of the rest—innovation.