Plant & Works Engineering
Winner in SCA student competition
Published:  08 July, 2014

SCA_portable_toilet_paper_dispenser.jpgAs 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.

Toilet paper and soap are basic products, but in certain environments they require special solutions and extra protection.

The deadline for entries was January 1st 2014 and after an extensive review process the winning team has now been selected.

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. The winning entry has been reviewed by the global SCA dispenser team and has been developed into a prototype that will be further evaluated.