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11 July 2014 | Updated 01 January 1970
 
As SCA and its brands prepare to take part in the Volvo Ocean Race, the company has challenged industrial design students all over the world to develop a product to keep toilet paper dry in very wet environments.

It has run a global student competition to find a way to protect toilet paper from seawater as Team SCA takes part in the toughest sailing competition in the world. Toilet paper and soap are basic products, but in certain environments they require special protection.

The winning contribution, developed by five students at ENSAM University in Paris, is a waterproof dispenser with a choice of two different attachments – 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. The winning entry has been reviewed by the global SCA dispenser team and has been developed into a prototype that will be further evaluated.

 

Pictured: The SCA portable toilet paper dispenser

 

 

Article written by Mike Gannon | Published 11 July 2014

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