From the Top
R&D's Rocky Road: Why a New Alternative is Essential
by Dick Topping, director of Appliance Research, TIAX, LLC
In my May column, I talked about the "innovation crisis" that has hit many technology-based industries.
Next-Generation Heated Glass Products
by Peter Gerhardinger, vice president of Technology, Engineered Glass Products, LLC
Heated Glass has been used in commercial refrigeration doors for many years. Recent advances in glass coatings, electronic control technology, and interconnect technology can significantly improve the energy efficiency and safety of these products.
Lamination Die Technology
Varilok is a proprietary lamination die technology that is said to change the rules by which laminated stacks can be designed.
Magnetic Water Treatment Device
A magnetic water treatment device from Eco Crystal Private Ltd. (Bangalore, India)
is said to keep washing machine tubs scale-free while reducing
energy and detergent consumption.
Sync Separator for HDTV
The new Elantec® EL4511 from Intersil Corporation (Palm Bay, FL, U.S.) provides sync separation in current and next-generation high-definition television (HDTV), digital television (DTV), PC, and data projection systems.
Engineering: Personal Care Appliances
Shimmering and Shifting Colors
In the first North
American application of Magic Color Concentrates technology,
Color recently supplied such concentrates to Conair Corp.
for a line of hand-held hair dryers.