Sakshi AroraProduct Design BSc
This project is aimed at providing an innovative packaging solution (using the patented Thermapak technology) for rescue services teams, and campers who frequently find themselves in situations where they urgently require a hot drink. The concept was researched extensively. Experiments and market research enabled classification of user needs. User testing of similar products through focus groups, helped in gaining insight into weaknesses. The experiments conducted led to data collection on energy released, heat transfer and pressure changes during the chemical reaction which further helped in the redesign. The collated results were used to strengthen the design elements. The twist mechanism is user friendly as it reduces the force exerted by the user. It activates the can starting an exothermic reaction; heating the contents of the can after which they may be consumed safely.