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Our needs and challenges

Our needs and challenges

14:44:07 (23 Sep 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.

Global method to measure the corrosion resistance of aluminum non-stick cookware.

Global method to measure the corrosion resistance of aluminum non-stick cookware.

Date of expiration : 08 February 2018 - status : Closed

We currently evaluate the corrosion resistance of our products by a visual counting of the number of corrosion pits after 20h at 85°C in a chloride solution (current internal reference test). This...

More crust when using silicone bakeware

More crust when using silicone bakeware

Date of expiration : 08 February 2018 - status : Closed

With the actual silicone bakeware, it’s not possible to obtain a nice coloration and a crusty result in the same cooking time as aluminum bakeware. However, silicone bakeware is really practical and...

Tags:
Materials, food preparation, crust, foodstuff, silicone
Easy-to-clean scratch resistant surface

Easy-to-clean scratch resistant surface

Date of expiration : 08 February 2018 - status : Closed

We are seeking a coating on stainless steel with the following capabilities :- Scratch-resistant to Scotch-Brite™ pad : no visible scratch- Stain resistant when used at temperature up to 250°C-...

Tags:
Material, scratch-resistant, metallic, ceramic, coating
Oil spraying system - Open innovation with SEB

Oil spraying system

Date of expiration : 17 January 2018 - status : Closed

We are seeking an electric spray solution that can disperse low viscosity oil-based micro droplets. Average dispersion: 1 g or 1 ml per minute Droplet size: <100 microns Systems used for water are...

Tags:
Spray, oil.
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.

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