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2014 April

Read the 2014 April Issue of appliance DESIGN featuring stories on plastics, transactive energy, process selection, thermoplastic elastomers, cooling industries, compressors and other Devices.

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The Impact of Transactive Energy on Appliances

Transactive Energy combines market forces and control techniques to achieve grid balance.
April 3, 2014

Power generation from renewable energy sources such as wind and solar is advancing from demonstration projects to a few pioneers to mainstream.


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Stay Impartial on Process Selection

Examine all options before selecting the technique or supplier for your specific assembly needs.
April 3, 2014

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.


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The Rise of Thermoplastic Elastomers

Thermoplastic elastomers continue to be in demand, in applications from appliances to medical.
April 3, 2014

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.


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Raiding the Ice Box: Hot Technology for the Cooling Industry

Whatever the application—residential appliance, commercial heating and cooling, or any manner of consumer goods—phase change materials are the future.
April 3, 2014

Imagine a future in which a device connected to a computer can print a part in any material or combination of materials.


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Variable Speed Compressors Change the Game for HVAC/R Industry

Within the next few years it is expected that all of the major OEMs will be offering high efficiency ducted variable speed systems in the U.S.
April 3, 2014

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.


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Identifying Failures and Ensuring Quality of Plastic Materials

Increasing the confidence in the plastic parts designers and manufacturers depend on.
April 3, 2014

Making high quality products with polymeric materials requires careful consideration of the functionality and environmental conditions.


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Association Report: AHAM

Standards in Harmony

April 3, 2014

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).


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It’s Evolution, Baby!

Or revolution, maybe.
April 3, 2014

A product or a process, whether it’s an airplane or the way we build it, develops over time and is influenced by two main factors: the market and technology.


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Learn about our new products like cables, batteries and other technology.

Products

Thermoplastic Elastomer

April 3, 2014

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.


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Thermoplastic Vulcanizates

April 3, 2014

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.


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AHAM 2013

The 2013 AHAM show at The Ritz-Carlton in Washington D.C.

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MicroGroove Copper-Tube Coils: Moving Beyond Residential Applications

The International Copper Association is teaming up with Super Radiator Coils to present a new webinar focused on the use of MicroGroove technology in large coils under demanding conditions. Learn from a leading manufacturer of heat exchangers how smaller-diameter copper MicroGroove tubing can be applied to meet the challenges of efficiency, cost, space and weight.

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2014 April

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