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Development and design of a dispenser solution
2009 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
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This master thesis was performed at SCA, Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget, which is a global paper company that operates in fields concerning personal care products, paper tissue, packaging solutions, paper mass in over 50 countries. Within the consumer tissue area, SCA wants to expand and search further for potential conceptual solutions, where new dispenser solutions can offer consumers new products. For the European segment, Zewa and Edet are very strong SCA brands. However, SCA would like to widen these brands and fill the gap within the consumer market car and investigate the possibility of developing a product that fits into this category. The methodology used for this project was a combination of process of planning and design and systematic problem solving. Through benchmarking and interviews the consumer needs regarding the tissue use in cars was identified and used as the foundation of this project and the product development. Among the consumer needs one repeated wish was to have a bin bag in the car, when consulting the mentor at SCA it was decided to form a concept serie with a dispenser and a bin bag. A decomposition of the dispenser problem was then made to analyse and clarify what components that needed to be looked further into. The pre-study led to several concepts through several focus groups and brainstorming sessions and in the end one dispenser concept was chosen that had the most potential for further development. Since the concept serie should have similar shape throughout the line, a bin bag was developed similar to the dispenser. The chosen concepts was further developed and modelled in AliasStudio program into the final details and compared to the product specification to explore if the concept fulfilled the consumer needs, which it did. The concept serie was then modelled in UGS NX CAD program and a dispenser prototype was made. The concept serie was presented to the Product Development and Innovation department at SCA.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-45222ISRN: LTU-EX--09/170--SELocal ID: 2f16127e-bf4f-4ec8-8dbb-c769e751164bOAI: diva2:1018508
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
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Arenaprogrammes (2002-2014)
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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