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Read the 2014 April Issue of appliance DESIGN featuring stories on plastics, transactive energy, process selection, thermoplastic elastomers, cooling industries, compressors and other Devices.
Power generation from renewable energy sources such as wind and solar is advancing from demonstration projects to a few pioneers to mainstream.
Whether you are working on a major appliance such as a kitchen range or dishwasher or a home product like a blender or vacuum, you are constantly challenged when it comes to determining the best method of assembly for your plastic applications.
If you’re wondering why thermoplastic elastomers, or TPEs, are so popular these days, consider a butter and egg analogy. James Grimley, vice president of sales at OTECH Corp., explains it this way: Materials such as rubber are more like an egg: once you fry it, you can’t remake it into something else.
Imagine a future in which a device connected to a computer can print a part in any material or combination of materials.
Variable speed compressor technology brings to the HVAC industry whole new levels of efficiency, comfort, reliability and versatility. The major change happening now is the adoption of variable speed technology to compressors in ducted style systems in the U.S.
Making high quality products with polymeric materials requires careful consideration of the functionality and environmental conditions.
Earlier this year in Brussels, I joined the staff leaders of several peer appliance manufacturing associations to form the International Roundtable of Household Appliance Manufacturer Associations (IRHMA).
Learn about our new products like cables, batteries and other technology.
When one thinks about “grippy” thermoplastic elastomers, most likely the first thing that comes to mind is grips for items like golf clubs and bicycle handles.
Engineered under the direction of the plastic industry’s leading engineers, Roger Huarng and Stephane Morin, APS Elastomers’ Viprene® thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPVs) are compounded with a polyolefin phase and a cross-linked EPDM phase, which give products rubber-like performance.