Recently I purchased a food processor. Before using it for the first time, I read the 18-page instruction booklet and watched a 45-minute DVD. I asked myself, “Why do I put so much time and effort into researching how to use a relatively simple device?” The answer came to me immediately: I have been in the product certification business for almost eight years, primarily dealing with NSF/ANSI 61 certifications.
Checking connector certifications to ensure proper end use
Worldwide, engineered plastic connectors and tubing are used in the water quality industry for a host of residential, commercial and industrial applications. From water treatment and filtration to beverage dispensing and ice making, there are several sound reasons for their widespread use.
Low-lead plastic products are ready for federal lead legislation
The EZ-Faucet Adapter II kitchen sink faucet connector is designed for the easy addition of a feed line for point-of-use (POU) applications. Made with chemical-resistant polypropylene, it can withstand pressures up to 150 psi at 70°F. The adapter connects with standard ½-in. NPSM threads to the faucet and supply line, then branches off with a Mur-lok quick-connect for a supply line to a POU device.
Trial and error methods are often used when developing products. Thomas Edison, with 1,093 patents, more than any other inventor, took many products and ideas and made them better. He would merely take a very good product, such as the light bulb, and make it commercially available. The light bulb had already been invented and used in labs, but Edison took the idea and developed it into a cost-effective product that could be sold commercially.
A few savvy tweaks greatly impact product development
Worldwide, countless fluid carrying systems in operation today employ highly engineered plastics to provide the essential elements of any fluid system, be it residential, retail or commercial. These elements include fittings, seals, piping and tubing—all of which today can be engineered from plastics due to considerable advances in materials technology and manufacturing processes.
Plastic components provide flexibility
Connecting and joining pipes may be common practice for water dealers, but there are always ways to improve efficiency and workmanship in order to provide your customers a quality system. Joe Huemann, president of Huemann Water Conditioning, has lead WQA classes on the topic and recently spoke with Stephanie Harris, managing editor, about best pipe-joining practices for dealers.
Transitions & Fittings
Water dealer shares best practices for joining pipes
Consumers spending more than $22.2 billion annually to have their vehicles professionally cleaned
Strict Water Preservation in Drought Areas Influencing the Industry
Rainshow'r Manufacturing Co. Inc. enlisted the marketing consulting firm of Bob Stewart Communications International to launch their new Crystal Ball for the Bath marketing campaign
Rainshow'r Manufacturing Co. Inc. enlisted the marketing consulting firm of Bob Stewart Communications International to launch their new Crystal Ball for the Bath marketing campaign.
Having consulted with water conditioning and water technology companies during the past 20 or so years, Bob Stewart gained many unique insights into the iundustry and the marketing challenges it faces.