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issue: August 2006 APPLIANCE Magazine

Cover Story

page 36
40th Annual Report on Cooking
Fired Up
by Jill Russell, Senior Associate Editor
The cooking industry is heating up as the notion of speed drives product designs and technologies.

Feature Articles

page 43
Plastics Technology
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.

page 48
Plastics Technology
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?

page 49
Plastics Technology
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.

page 53
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.

page 60
Assembly & Fastening
Clinching Offers Much More Than Permanent Metal-to-Metal Joining

page 68
Guest Editorial
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.

page 73
Exhibition
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.

page 75
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.

APPLIANCE Engineer®

page 29
The Open Door
Teaching Youth About Engineering
by Betty Shanahan, executive director and CEO, Society of Women Engineers

page 30
Advisory Board
Our Engineering Experts
by Lisa Bonnema, Senior Editor
Behind any good technical magazine is a team of experts. For APPLIANCE magazine, that means leveraging the expertise of industry engineers that literally know the ins and outs of appliances.

page 33
Technology Report
Pure Technology
Designed for air-purification systems, a photocatalytic substrate combines the key properties of low pressure drop, high oxidation rates and UV light transmission.

page 34
Motor Technology
Switching Gears
A traditional harmonic-drive gear mechanism finds a new application in power tool motors.

page 49
Plastics Technology
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.

page 75
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.

Production

page 75
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.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

page 17
Appliance Industry
Majors and Comfort Conditioning Index for May 2006

page 18
U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments Statistics for the month of May 2006
Revised July 17, 2006

page 20
Europe Report
The New Plant Oil Cooker From BSH
by Paul Roggema, Europe Correspondent
BSH embarked on a project that could be of enormous benefit to users in developing countries. The new Protos cooker, developed by BSH, is able to use plant oils instead of fossil fuels.

page 20
China Report
China Boosts Environmental Standardization Through IEC
by Viloet Han, China Correspondent
Programs are underway globally to restrict the use of the hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment

Departments

page 24
People
Tim Daudelin of Seaga Manufacturing, Inc.

page 9
Appliance Line
Living Lessons
by Tim Somheil, Editor
One man’s career encapsulates a number of the relevant lessons of the 21st Century appliance industry.

Products

New Products and New Literature

 

 

 

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