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issue: June 2008 APPLIANCE Magazine

Cover Story

page 33
Electric Housewares & Floor Care Appliances
Electric Housewares Make a Statement
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
In tough economic times, housewares and floor care companies are using design, technology, and green credentials to give the consumer more reasons to buy.

Feature Articles

page 36
European HVAC
Europe Hot, Italy Cool
by Paul Roggema, Europe Correspondent
The big buzz at the 2008 Mostra Convegno trade fair in Milan: solar integration.

page 39
European HVAC
The Science Behind SOFC

page 40
Testing Equipment
Testing’s Many Roles
by Leanna Skarnulis, Contributing Editor
As products differentiate, so do the requirements put on the testing equipment used during their development and manufacture.

page 44
Packaging Materials and Equipment
It’s about Appearances
by Jill Russell, Contributing Editor
The current packaging concerns are nothing new from those of the past. But today’s packaging solutions are far from the solutions of yesteryear and are certainly making products look good.

page 46
Packaging Materials and Equipment
Where Do You Rate on the Sustainability Scorecard?

page 47
Supplier Solutions
Cords and Cord Sets


page 21
The Open Door
The Bigger Laundry Picture
by Pernilla Döse, strategic design manager, Asko Cylinda AB, and Brittany Musacchio, public relations coordinator, Asko Appliances Inc.

page 22
Dishwater Efficiency
Improving Dishwasher Efficiency
by John Dries, president, Dries Engineering (Louisville, KY, U.S.)

page 29
Motor Technology
Driving Solar Technologies
To meet demands for environmentally friendly products, one supplier is creating motors for solar-powered applications.

page 30
Electronics Report
Bringing Features to Light
Ultrabright LEDs are designed to provide appliance engineers with a variety of color selections, a vibrant and compact package, low power consumption, and longevity.

page 31
Technology Report
Sensing a Change
New concepts for combining MEMS and ASIC technology may create smaller, smarter, and lower-cost sensing devices suitable for large-volume production.

page 32
Manufacturing Technology
Simplified Assembly
Multifunctional assembly technology may reduce manufacturing costs and assembly time by replacing traditional joining techniques.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

page 14
China Report
HCFC Alternative Refrigerants: How Will China Choose?
by Viloet Han, China Correspondent

page 15

Majors and Comfort Conditioning Appliances

page 16
U.S. Appliance Industry Factory Unit Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments Statistics for the month of March 2008

page 18
Europe Report
Miele: Smaller Oven, New Factory
by Paul Roggema, Europe Correspondent


page 9
Appliance Line
Sustainability Is Just Getting Started
Tim Somheil, Editor
Meeting national standards looks easy compared to sustainability demands that could be coming from retailers.


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