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Our needs and challenges

Our needs and challenges

05:55:43 (23 Oct 2018)

Groupe SEB has geared its innovation strategy towards 5 key areas that are in line with changing social trends and current streams of research. These key areas are as follows:  
  • connected universe: communicating devices, human/machine interface, smart systems, 100 % digital solutions, etc.

  • energy and portability: energy savings, innovative batteries (capacity, reliability, miniaturisation, improved charge/discharge cycle management), etc.

  • ageing of population: product ergonomics, specific needs, etc.

  • preservation of beauty, health and well-being: nutrition, health monitoring, body care, etc.

  • environmental responsibility and sustainable development: reduction of energy consumption, acoustic performance (vacuum cleaners, food processers, etc.), recyclability, new materials, etc.

If you have a tangible idea or technology, an innovation or an invention related to one of these fields, do not hesitate to submit it to us. We are interested in anything relating to cookware products or small electrical home appliances, except for manufacturing methods and packaging.

Above those general areas, we especially invite you  to read through the challenges below which reflect the specific needs identified by our innovation teams.

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Household equipment innovation : refrigeration solution

Small load positive refrigeration solution

Date of expiration : 17 January 2018 - status : Closed

We are seeking a solution to cool down and maintain chilled a load of 1 to 2 kg maximum (2 to 4 pounds).The target temperature of 4 to 6° C (39 to 43° Fahrenheit) should be achieved within 1 to 2...

Tags:
Cooling, chilling, refrigeration.
SEB crowdsourcing : testing method for hair clippers

Testing method for hair trimmers and clippers

Date of expiration : 17 January 2018 - status : Closed

We are looking for a method to test the cutting quality and the wear resistance of blades for our hair trimmers/clippers.The testing methods we have been using have limits and provides insufficient...

Tags:
Hair, trimmer, clipper, blade, fiber, cutting
Anti-finger print Stainless steel surface

Anti-finger print Stainless steel surface

Date of expiration : 17 January 2018 - status : Closed

We are seeking a surface treatment to prevent any finger prints on flat sheet of Stainless Steel (Austenitic and Ferritic). This treatment should be scratch resistant and should have a good thermal...

Tags:
Anti-finger print, Stainless steel, Surfacing
Red dye with good thermal resistance for coloring anodized aluminum

Red dye with good thermal resistance for coloring anodized aluminum

Date of expiration : 07 September 2017 - status : Closed

We are seeking a red dye for anodized aluminum, with metallic look.RAL color chart: 3001to 3003, 3013, 3016, 3018to 3020, 3024 to 3031.The colored surface should have a good thermal resistance: at...

Tags:
red dye, coloring, anodized aluminum
Challenge Color on PTFE

Methods and expertise to analyze sources of color changes on PTFE based cookware.

Date of expiration : 22 February 2016 - status : Closed

Cookware articles using PTFE based coatings are well known for their outstanding non-stick properties.Nevertheless, the overall color of the article tends to change to yellow and light brown after...

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