Smart Steamer: a new way to iron

Development of a novel transparent heater element

Our client asked:

We were asked to support the development of a novel transparent
heater element for incorporation into a smart steam iron.

The project story:

This was a complete - start to finish - product development project,
from early-stage concept through to transfer to manufacture.
There were many challenges to address including developing a new,
robust and suitable for high volume manufacture coating technology
to enable heating, through to identifying, sourcing and testing
suitable substrates for the soleplate which would comply with all of
the required standards for such a product.
The Atomist Iron uses vapour mist technology to deliver moisture
when ironing, rather than steam. The fine mist is delivered by a
nozzle at the front of the iron and is activated by a trigger under the
handle. The vapour mist penetrates deep into fibres and along with
the thermoglass soleplate the iron gives the right amount of heat,
moisture and pressure to remove creases with ease.

Results: deliverables and outcomes

Sagentia Innovation identified and delivered new IP for Morphy
Richards and enhanced consumer benefit through smart material

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