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Waterproof dispenser

23 July 2014

As SCA and its brands prepare to take part in the Volvo Ocean Race, the company challenged industrial design students all over the world to develop a solution to keep toilet paper dry in very wet environments.

The winning contribution, developed by five students at ENSAM University in Paris, is a waterproof dispenser with a choice of two different attachment solutions: a suction pad or a hook. The dispenser is made from a soft, lightweight and impact-resistant material that keeps the toilet paper free from humidity through the use of silica gel.

"Thinking about the extreme environment on board – and aside from the challenge of developing an easy-to-use dispenser that is completely waterproof – we thought portability would be an important feature,” said Inés Ballano Vicente from the winning team. "That’s why we developed the two different attachment solutions.”


 
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