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issue: September 2004 APPLIANCE Magazine

Cover Story

page 46
Laundry Appliances - 57th Annual Report
The Spin Cycle
by Lisa Bonnema, Editor
There’s a new spin on laundry appliances for today’s households—one that emphasizes consumer convenience and personal taste on laundry day.

Feature Articles

page 26
Product Review
Commercial Dishwashers

page 42
Executive Corner
An Aggressive Approach
by Lisa Bonnema, Editor
When APPLIANCE magazine traveled to South Korea 3 years ago to write a Special Section on LG Electronics (LGE), we knew it was one company that was going to impact the global appliance industry.

page 44
Guest Editorial
Update on Europe’s Smart Home Platform
by Luigi Meli, director general, CECED
Further milestones have been reached in the development of CHAIN, the interoperability platform for European household appliances that was launched in late-2003 by CECED (the European Committee of Manufacturers of Domestic Equipment).

page 91
Packaging Materials & Equipment
Packaging: A Key Player in the Revenue Game
by Ann Helming, contributing editor
It may be brown and corrugated, 2-mils thick and see-through clear, or a high-gloss photo depicting Little Mikey’s new Xbox. One thing goes without saying (almost) - if product packaging is done right, it can save a savvy OEM thousands a month, and that’s just the beginning.

APPLIANCE Engineer®

page 31
From The Top
Carbon Dioxide Refrigerant Makes a Comeback
Dick Topping, director of Appliance Research, TIAX, LLC
Before you assume this is another boring article on new refrigerants, what if I told you that air, water, and other everyday compounds can run your air-conditioner or refrigerator quite well? That’s a thermodynamic fact, and one of those everyday chemicals is so common that it constitutes what we all exhale—carbon dioxide (CO2).

page 32
Engineering Testing
Automotive Corrosion Testing of Appliances
by Harold D. Hilton, Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC, Cynthia Meade, National Exposure Testing, and Kevin A. Smith, Auto Technology Company
To determine the best materials for major home appliances, some manufacturers routinely use a corrosion test developed in the U.S. automotive industry. They test individual components, partial assemblies, randomly selected production pieces, finished goods, and competitors’ models.

page 36
Technology Report
Conversion Color Technology
Israel-based Genoa Color Technologies has taken the television color gamut, traditionally consisting of red, green, and blue (RGB), and expanded it to reflect a wider range of colors without compromising brightness.

page 38
Electronics Report
Power Conversion ICs
A new family of integrated circuits (IC) from Power Integrations reportedly lower power converter system cost in a variety of applications, including Power over Ethernet (PoE) Powered Devices.

page 41
Motor Technology
Brushless Motors with Neodymium Magnets
The new EC-max series brushless motors from Maxon Precision Motors are said to deliver the performance and lifetime of a brushless motor, but at a reduced cost.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

page 17
U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Index - Majors and Comfort Conditioning Appliances for the month of June 2004

page 17
U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Index - Portable Appliances for the month of June 2004

page 18
U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments for the month of June 2004

page 20
New Delhi Report
The Indian Refrigerator Market
Adite Chatterjee, India correspondent, APPLIANCE magazine

page 20
Tokyo Report
Japanese AC Makers Increasingly Go Abroad
Wasaku Ishida, Japanese correspondent, APPLIANCE magazine, and vice president, JARN (Japan Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News)
The Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association (JRAIA) estimates that 46.45 million air-conditioners were sold worldwide during 2003, up 3.6 percent from the previous year.

Departments

page 21
People
Nick Lazaris of KEURIG
As ppresident and CEO of coffee machine maker Keurig, Nick Lazaris plans the company’s strategic direction while working on its operational implementation.

page 9
APPLIANCE Line
Misdirected Directives–Part 1
Editorial From Lisa Bonnema, Editor, APPLIANCE Magazine
If the terms WEEE and RoHS look more like alphabet soup to you than official European Union directives, you’re not alone. Much of the confusion, however, has nothing to do with the acronyms.

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