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Förpackning med doseringsfunktion
2004 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

Daily we come in contact with products and food that need to be dosed when used. One example is gruel. To obtain the best result the product should be dosed correctly. In this way the wastage is minimized and this leads to a more economical use. Parents nowadays want everything to run quick and smooth. Most of them mix the gruel directly in the baby’s bottle. In present-day situation it’s difficult if not even impossible to pour the gruel powder from existing packages directly into the baby’s bottle without spilling. The purpose with the final thesis was to connect some kind of dosage function to the gruel package to facilitate dosage and reduce the above-mentioned problems. This will also promote a more hygienic handling of the powder. The project started with a thorough pilot study. During interviews and user studies the focus of the problem shifted from the difficulties to dose the gruel powder to the circumstances to the handle of the package and the waste of powder it leads to. With a dosage function connected to the package who delivers the powder directly down in the bottle/saucepan would also eliminate the problem with wastage. The package shouldn’t have to be opened more then with a spout or similar, this to minimize the contact with the gruel powder. There are many ways of improving existing packages, but this probably would mean both more expensive packages and costly adjustments in the production. One alternative to package changes is instead some kind of dosage gadget as a complement to existing packages. My solution to the problem is to change the product and not only the package. This would solve all the problems, both dosage and waste and also facilitate the handling of the gruel for the parents. By compressing the powder to staffs in sufficiently big portions the parents doesn’t have to worry about doing wrong, further-more you can avoid the worst waste from the powder. Through its shape the staffs fit in all kind of bottles with different wide openings. The staffs are hygienically packed in wrapping paper with a lappet that makes them easy to open. They can easily be put in the bag on the way to the babysitter or on a weekend at the parents-in-law. For half a portion there is a mark in the middle of the staff that makes it easy to break it into halves. The staffs, 28 portions, are packed in a practical and compact hexagon package with a dosage function. The special shape makes the package stick out from the rest of the products at the shelves and creates an interest from the consumer. The package can practically be placed in a cupboard or on the kitchen sink. Thanks to its shape the package can be angled forward when the staffs is running out to ease the access. When necessary it’s possible to seal the package. Today it isn’t known if it’s possible to compress the powder into staffs. Therefore the inner and outer package is dimensioned so that the tube contains one portion of powder.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. , 45 p.
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-54659Local ID: IDI-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-54659DiVA: diva2:1103460
Subject / course
Innovation and Design Engineering, Bachelor of Science
Available from: 2017-05-30 Created: 2017-05-30

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