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issue: September 2007 APPLIANCE Magazine

Expanded Coverage

A Comparison of Rolled and Polished Stainless-Steel Appliance Finishes

Feature Articles

page 24
Product Review
Floor Care Appliances

page 42
60th Annual Report on Laundry
Globalizing Laundry
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
Laundry appliance producers are using energy efficiency, quietness, and improved appearance to boost their brands and models around the world.

page 46
Supplier Solutions
Adhesives & Fastening Technology

page 57
Guest Editorial: Energy Efficiency Standards
Common Ground
by Marianne Moscoso-Osterkorn, PhD, International Director, Renewable Energy and Energy Effi ciency Partnership (REEEP)
Energy efficiency standards will give Central American companies a more productive and competitive edge.


page 27
The Open Door
The Objective Is a Safe Product
by Marty Walsh, director, product safety, BSH Home Appliances Corp.

page 28
A Comparison of Rolled and Polished Stainless-Steel Appliance Finishes
by Catherine Houska and James Fritz, PhD, TMR Consulting
This study compares the corrosion performance of rolled and polished stainless steel used in appliance finishes.

page 36
Motor Technology
More Control for Less
A new Flash-based digital signal controller (DSC) family breaks the price barrier for appliance motor control applications.

page 38
Electronics Report
Mobile Power
Offering longer battery life and lower power consumption than conventional chips, a new integrated circuit (IC) is said to be the ideal solution for today’s mobile appliances.

page 40
Technology Report
Low-Cost Panel Platform
Appliance designers can add display features at a low cost with a new microcontroller (MCU) that can directly drive TFT-LCD panels without using an external controller.


page 78
Metal Pretreatment
Pretreating with Nanotechnology
Appliance maker Gorenje applies a nanoceramic-based preservative to a metal substrate, achieving a high level of paint adhesion without some of the disadvantages of iron phosphating.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

page 17
Appliance Industry
Majors and Comfort Conditioning Appliances

page 18
U.S. Appliance Industry Factory Unit Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments Statistics for the month of June 2007

page 20
Tokyo Report
Overview of the World Air-Conditioning Market
by Wasaku Ishida, Japanese correspondent and president, JARN (Japan Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News)

page 20
New Delhi Report
Designing Appliances for India’s Unique Needs
by Adite Chatterjee, India Correspondent


page 10
Appliance Line
In the Midst of Transition
Tim Somheil, Editor
The world’s two biggest producers of major appliances continue to aggressively cut costs and launch new products at a rapid pace. They can do no less to remain competitive on a global scale.


Product Review

New Products and New Literature




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