Grundig built-in microplastic filter to washing machines

Grundig expanding its sustainable product range, offering a solution to avoid microplastics in the water: the world’s first washing machines with built-in microplastic filter. The new technology filters up to 90% of textile microfibres from the washing water before they enter the wastewater and pollute the environment.With every wash, clothing and textiles release up to 3,000 fibres that reach our rivers, lakes and seas via wastewater. There, the microfibres are taken up by fish and other marine creatures, entering the food chain and ending up on our plates.

Grundig wants to stop this pollution cycle and brings the first washing machines with an integrated microplastic filter.

The first Grundig washing machines available with built-in microplastic filter technology are the models GW7P79419W for 9kg laundry and the 10kg model, GW7P510419W. The filter is located in the detergent compartment and is automatically activated in the Easy Care, Shirts and Outdoor/ Sport programmes. Several times during the washing cycle, the water is passed through the microplastic filter before it is pumped into the wastewater. Up to 90% of the synthetic microfibers are collected from the washing water inside the filter.

Appliances in the world

According to the calculations by Statista agency, in 2021 the household appliances, big and small, for a total value of 448 billion dollars, were sold in the world. 74% of the amount comes from big appliances, 26% from small ones. The cooking sector represents 38% of the total, followed by the cold one with 22%; 17% goes to washing, whereas the remaining 23% is subdivided among all other appliances.

Midea growth

Growing by 20% in 2021, the Chinese group had a turnover of about 50 billion euros last year and invested over 7 billion in the last five years in Research and Development.

Midea in 245th place among the Fortune 500
Growing by 20% in 2021, the Chinese group had a turnover of about 50 billion euros last year and invested over 7 billion in the last five years in Research and Development.

Midea in 245th place among the Fortune 500
Midea climbs to 245th place in the 2022 version of the ranking of the world’s 500 largest companies drawn up annually by Fortune. The turnover of the Chinese group grew by 20.06% in 2021, reaching an all-time high of 343.4 billion yuan, equal to about 50 billion euros at the current exchange rate.

As reported in a press release from the group , Midea pursues the goal of “Technological Leadership” and accelerates its transformation based on technology in all sectors of intervention. In the home appliance under the banner of the ‘smart home’ you are committed to providing the best experience of appliances and services for the whole home through the use of IoT and AI technology.

The Midea Group employs 160,000 people, of which over 30,000 are outside China. Over the past five years, Midea has invested nearly 50 billion yuan (7.2 billion euros) in research and development and has 35 research and development centers and as many manufacturing bases around the world. Midea products and services are used and appreciated by 400 million consumers in over 200 countries and regions.

Whirlpool to Buy Insinkerator Waste-Disposal Business in $3 Billion Deal

Whirlpool Corp. agreed to buy Insinkerator, Emerson Electric Co.’s Waste-disposal business, in a $3 billion transaction

InSinkErator, which has an over 70% market share in the food waste disposal industry, is a popular household name in the United States.

Sir James Dyson awarded the Public Service Star by the Singapore government on National Day

As part of this year’s National Day Awards, Sir James Dyson, Founder and Chairman, Dyson was awarded the Public Service Star (Distinguished Friends of Singapore) by the Singapore government, in recognition of his contributions to Singapore Commenting on the award, Sir James Dyson said, “This is a great honour and recognition of the whole Dyson team in Singapore. Today we proudly call the historic St James Power Station our global headquarters and our wonderful Singapore engineers and scientists are driving exciting research programmes with Singapore’s excellent universities – it is a highly supportive environment for a high-technology manufacturer such as Dyson”.

Amazon’s takeover bid on iRobot

Amazon has put $ 1.7 billion on the table to buy the entirety of the shares of iRobot, the American company known worldwide for the Roomba series of robot vacuum cleaners, as reported by the Wall Street Journal . Although the company is the reference brand in the sector, it has probably suffered from the growing competition due to the success of the category and in recent months it has lost profitability closing its balance sheets in deficit.

The stock, which was worth 68 dollars at the beginning of 2022, had dropped to around 35 in mid-July and then climbed back to 50 dollars per share. Amazon offering $ 61 in cash provides a premium of around 20%. The total investment envisaged by Amazon: 1.7 billion, is slightly higher than the 2021 turnover: 1.56 billion. Amazon is also committed to clearing the company’s debt.

The market does not seem to expect a further offer. Amazon is committed to building an ecosystem of home appliances to make Alexa the ‘smart home’ hub competing with Google.

Hisense launches its new smart refrigerator with wi-fi

Hisense has expanded its range of SkyLine refrigerators with the new smart fridge-freezer with wi-fi and the ConnectLife application. Thanks to its wi-fi functionality, it can be connected to a smartphone to monitor and control it remotely, as well as receive notifications.

Hisense has ensured that the products will stay fresh and in optimal condition, when you make a big weekly purchase that includes a lot of fruit and vegetables, with the Super Cool and Super Freeze functions, also connected with the ConnectLife app. While activating the Super Cool function will increase the temperature in the refrigerator compartment by up to 2°C, activating the Super Freeze function will lower the temperature in the freezer compartment by up to -24°C. Both functions will automatically turn off after a few hours.

Maximum food protection is achieved thanks to a three-level system: Multi Air Flow, Micro Vents technology and Metal Cooling, which guarantee uniform cooling throughout the refrigerator, fixing nutrients and minerals more quickly and keeping food fresh for longer. more time. A special Moisture Crisper fresh produce storage at the bottom of the fridge manages moisture inside the drawer to suit the type of food stored. The upper drawer with constant temperature around 0°C is perfect for meat and fish, prolonging its freshness.

Also noteworthy is the Freezer Convert function that allows you to convert the freezer compartment into a refrigerator, gaining even more space for daily use.