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issue: February 2005 APPLIANCE Magazine

Cover Story

page 36
Everything, Including the Kitchen Sink
by David Simpson, Contributing Editor
As designers strive to differentiate their dishwashers with winning features and styling combinations, some companies are beginning to think outside the 24-in wide, single-door box.

Feature Articles

page 20
Supplier Innovations
Cords & Cordsets

page 47
Market Research
Portrait of the Japanese Appliance Industry 2005
Published in February 2005. Portrait of the Japanese Appliance Industry is an annual statistical report based on unit factory shipments that covers Japanese appliance production, imports, ownership, exports, saturation, and destination of exports for selected appliances. Revenue information is only provided for the destination of exports section. All other sections report only in factory unit shipments.


page 25
The Open Door
Designing for the Heart and Mind
by Stephanie Husk, president of Deep Blue Insight
A widely accepted theory in new product development is the “consumer-centric” approach—designing products that meet people’s needs and fill their desires. Unfortunately, logical theories don’t always translate well into actual practice.

page 26
IATC Preliminary Program
56th Annual International Appliance Technical Conference & Exhibition
This year’s conference will be held March 28-30, 2005 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel O’Hare in Rosemont, IL, U.S.

page 30
Electronics Report
Tantalum Capacitor
Using a unique manufacturing technology, AVX Corporation says its 0402 tantalum chip capacitors are the smallest in the industry.

page 32
Technology Report
High-Voltage Ignition Coils
A new series of high-voltage coils from Perllo Technologies LLC and ECM Electronics Limited is said to offer oven, boiler, and furnace manufacturers a reliable, low-cost solution.

page 35
Motor Technology
Pump Motors
Emerson Motor Technologies of St. Louis, MO, U.S. has introduced a new line of pump motors that reportedly offer versatility and reliability.


page 52
Production - Packaging
Intelligent Packaging
A new entrant to the appliance market, Tonight’s Menu Intelligent Oven, Inc. decided to use stretch-hood packaging to show off its innovative product.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

page 13
U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Indexes - Majors and Comfort Conditioning Appliances for the month of November 2004

page 14
U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments for the month of November 2004 - Revised

page 14
U.S. Appliance Industry Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments for the month of November 2004
Revised March 17, 2005.

page 16
European Report
More Coffee Anyone?
by Paul Roggema, European correspondent, APPLIANCE magazine.
As the advertising cliché says, Europeans love coffee. And it is true, according to the huge number of new coffee appliances sold in recent years.


page 22
Denise Schier of AMETEK, Inc.
Working closely with customers to achieve goals is one of the activities that Denise Schier regards with importance.

page 7
The Retail Influence
By Lisa Bonnema, Editor, APPLIANCE Magazine
How well do your potential customers know your brand? Good question. How well do the people selling to your potential customers know your brand? An even better question.


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