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Select the Right Insulation

Think about your thermal insulation early and often.
January 3, 2014

Insulation may be an afterthought in the design process. But if designers consider it early, they can potentially improve a product’s performance.

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Filled Cavities and Metal Foams

Metal foams and metal foam composites provide the benefits of metal, but at a lighter weight.
December 20, 2013

For the implementation of lightweight strategies, new materials are continually desired and requested, adapting their characteristics to the production process.

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Making It

Stereolithography (SLA)

December 1, 2013

Stereolithography (SLA) is one of the best known methods of rapid prototyping.

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IAM 2013

Advancing Flammable Refrigerant Adoption in North America

Rising costs, energy efficiency and environmental impact demand innovations in energy generation, distribution, management and usage.
October 25, 2013
The U.S. and other governments have banned or are phasing out the use of CFCs and HCFCs as refrigerants in HVAC/R equipment.
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IAM 2013

Improved Insulation for Commercial & Domestic Appliances

October 23, 2013
There is both economic and environmental pressure on the Appliance Industry to produce appliances that are energy efficient as well as non-damaging to the environment.
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Refrigerators: A Look at What’s Inside

Polyurethanes are the insulation used inside today’s refrigerators and freezers, and are critical components of other appliances consumers use every day.
September 3, 2013

Refrigerators seem to be one of the least complicated appliances, found in nearly every home. You plug them in, and they keep food and drinks cold.

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INVISTA and SilicoLife Develop Bio-Derived Raw Materials

August 13, 2013
INVISTA and SilicoLife will develop new technologies to enable bio-derived processes for the production of industrial chemicals.
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Editorial: Green and Growing? This Crop Needs Encouragement

February 1, 2013

Everyone knows green, as in Energy Star, for example. But things at home are evolving into a “sustainable lifestyle.”

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Pregis Promotes Sepanik to National Product Manager

December 14, 2012

In this newly-created core business development role, Robert Sepanik is responsible for creating growth opportunities for the company’s entire range of sheet foam and bubble cushioning solutions.

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IAM 2012

AFA-L1, a Low GWP Blowing Agent for the Appliance Industry

October 23, 2012
The standards for energy efficiency are constantly rising and at the same time the industry faces ever-increasing pressure to address climate change by focusing on substances with high global warming potential.
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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.


Appliance Design


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 Designer’s Triangle

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The Innovation Solution: Making Innovation More Pervasive, Predictable and Profitable

While others talk about the known innovation problem, The Innovation Solution offers a well researched, logical and holistic understanding of the innovation process, taught for many years at several colleges and Universities.

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