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issue: May 2004 APPLIANCE Magazine

Cover Story

page 38
2004 International Home & Housewares Show - Product Review
Sleek, Small, and Sophisticated
ON LOCATION: APPLIANCE magazine attended the 2004 International Home & Housewares Show in Chicago, IL, U.S. to report on the housewares industry's latest products.

Feature Articles

page 21
Executive Corner
A Controlled Comeback
Lisa Bonnema, Editor APPLIANCE Magazine
To say the last 2 years have been a time of transition for UK-based conglomerate Invensys plc would be an understatement. Invensys CEO Richard Haythornthwaite would be the first to agree.

page 43
APPLIANCE International
Survival of the Fittest
by Adite Chatterjee, India Correspondent
ON LOCATION: APPLIANCE magazine traveled to Chitegaon, India to report on Videocon’s refrigerator and washing machine factories.

page 75
APPLIANCE New Product Digest
Emphasis: Motors and Air-Moving Devices and Equipment

page 75
APPLIANCE New Product Digest
Emphasis: Controls & Sensors

APPLIANCE Engineer®

page 23
From the Top
Antimicrobial Surfaces for Appliances
Dick Topping, director of Appliance Research, TIAX, LLC
You may have grown up listening to your mother’s insistent warnings about germs. “Don’t touch that; you don’t know where it’s been” and “wash your hands before you eat” are admonishments that most of us know well. Your mother probably wasn’t a microbiologist, but she was still on to something.

page 24
International Appliance Technical Conference
2004 IATC - A New Perspective
by Lisa Bonnema, Editor
As always, this year’s International Appliance Technical Conference (IATC) revealed the appliance industry’s latest technological advancements for design and manufacturing. But as most attendees would attest, the real “breakthrough” at this year’s IATC had nothing to do with technology at all.

page 28
Electronics Report
Micro Fuel Cells
The need to regularly recharge batteries in mobile phones, laptops, and other portable terminals may be eliminated in the future with the use of fuel cells.

page 29
Technology Report
Semiconducting Carbon Nanotubes
A team of researchers at the University of Maryland have found the highest mobility of any known material at room temperature, a discovery which may hold promise for replacing conventional semiconductor materials.

page 30
Motor Technology
Blowers with Next-Generation Controller
AMETEK Rotron Technical and Industrial Products’ (Kent, Ohio, U.S.) new line of blowers is said to offer next-generation electronic controls.

page 46
Electrical Manufacturing
Learning & Networking Opportunity
by Brian Presley, president and chairman of the Board of Directors,
With a new venue and a new name, the Electrical Manufacturing Expo (formally the Electrical Manufacturing & Coil Winding Expo) offers an opportunity for those involved in the design and manufacturing of electrical appliances to hear about the latest innovations in components and processes for appliance applications.

page 48
Electrical Manufacturing
Conductive Plastics
by Barry M. Lunt and A. Brent Strong, Brigham Young University
Plastics have been widely used in electrical manufacturing for several decades, due to their many advantageous properties, including moldability, ruggedness, and low cost.

page 51
Engineering Fitness Appliances
Standing Out in the Crowd
Since changing its logo design, exercise equipment manufacturer True Fitness Technology, Inc. has been searching for the best way to display the new design on its products.

Production

page 46
Electrical Manufacturing
Learning & Networking Opportunity
by Brian Presley, president and chairman of the Board of Directors,
With a new venue and a new name, the Electrical Manufacturing Expo (formally the Electrical Manufacturing & Coil Winding Expo) offers an opportunity for those involved in the design and manufacturing of electrical appliances to hear about the latest innovations in components and processes for appliance applications.

page 48
Electrical Manufacturing
Conductive Plastics
by Barry M. Lunt and A. Brent Strong, Brigham Young University
Plastics have been widely used in electrical manufacturing for several decades, due to their many advantageous properties, including moldability, ruggedness, and low cost.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

page
U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Index - Majors and Comfort Conditioning Appliances for the month of February 2004

page 15
U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Index - Majors and Comfort Conditioning Appliances

page 15
U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Index - Portable Appliances for the month of February 2004

page 16
U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments for the month of February 2004

page 18
New Delhi Report
Indian Appliance Market Growth to Continue
Adite Chatterjee, India correspondent, APPLIANCE magazine.
During 2003, Indian manufacturers of appliances—which include color televisions, washing machines, air-conditioners, refrigerators, and microwave ovens—hoped to encourage consumers to buy their products by offering price cuts.

page 18
Tokyo Report
Refrigerant Trends in Japan
Wasaku Ishida, Japanese correspondent, APPLIANCE magazine and vice president, JARN (Japanese Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News)
Since the late 1990s, the use of room air-conditioner (RAC) refrigerants in Japan has been shifting to R410A (HFC), and those using R22 are no longer marketed.

page 18
Tokyo Report
Digital Home Experiments Underway
Wasaku Ishida, Japanese correspondent, APPLIANCE magazine and vice president, JARN (Japanese Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News)
In Singapore, the “Connected Home” project is underway to diffuse services using digital home appliances and broadcasting.

Departments

page 20
People
Michael Schwartz of Lennox International Inc.
Facing a challenge motivates Michael Schwartz, but to conquer it successfully, he knows he needs the right plan of action and the right people behind him.

page 9
Appliance Line
Strength in Numbers
Editorial from Lisa Bonnema, Editor, APPLIANCE Magazine
Instead of getting overshadowed by the Electrolux's and BSH's of Europe, a group of small and mid-sized European appliance companies are banding together in an effort to make their presence—and products—more well-known.

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