Black+Decker launches new range of washing machines and ACs in India

Black+Decker washing machine and air conditioner range will be available online on and Flipkart and offline on authorised retail stores starting June 3. The price of the washing machines starts at Rs 24,999, whereas the ACs comes with a starting price tag of Rs 36,999.

The company has also announced that the large appliances will come with 10 years of warranty on motors and compressors of washing machines and air conditioners. The products will also come with a comprehensive warranty of 2 years and a warranty of 5 years on the main has introduced two front load washing machine models in 6 kg and 8 kg capacities.the company has also launched the top load washing machine model with 7.5 kg capacity. The Black+Decker washing machines offer special features like BLDC motor with an advanced Tub on a Hex-Net Crystal Design and a Triple Velocity Jet system. The machines also feature a Built-in Heater, Fabric Specific Smart Wash Programs and Hygienic Drum Clean.The company has launched three models of the Black+Decker air conditioner models which include 1.5 Ton and 2.0 Ton. The 1.5 ton model will come in two variations. Along with this, the air conditioners also feature simple, minimalistic design. The air conditioners also include special features like Infinity Impeller, CAD Sensor, Quad-Convertible and R32 Eco Friendly Refrigerant.

TCL New washing machine

Premium can also be affordable with TCL! Introducing the new P3 Series laundry range, available from retailers later this month.

The P3 Series features:
✔ A-class energy rating
✔ Invertor motor
✔ 15 minute quick wash
✔ Steam wash
✔ Large opening door
✔ End of cycle gasket clean
✔ Anti-bacterial gasket
✔ 15 wash programmes
✔ Pause and add to the wash
✔ Honeycomb drum, delicate to clothes
✔ Drum clean
✔ Auto weight
✔ 24-hour delay timer

Starting from £439 RRP available in 8kg, 9kg, White or Anthracite options

Midea new front loading washing machine

Midea has unveiled a new front-loading washing machine, the V11F, which will go on sale May 10 for a starting price of $215 in China.

This washing machine is equipped with a 40°C prewash program that activates the enzymatic activity of the detergent to clean and remove stubborn stains, after which the 60°C main wash is completed.This washing machine is equipped with a variable speed BLDC motor and the washing/spinning noise level is: 52/70 dB. The machine is designed for washing 10 kg of laundry, there is a child lock, the possibility of adding laundry in the process and washing on a schedule.

New Electrolux Group study: Europe turns to 30° wash, driving down CO2 emissions

35 million European households have made the switch to washing at 30°C since 2020. That’s just one of the highlights from our latest pan-European report ‘The Truth About Laundry 2023’ which focuses on resource efficiency, and in particular energy usage.The Truth About Laundry report 2021

To help people create more sustainable habits in laundry care, we need to understand current attitudes and behaviors when it comes to how people care for their clothes, and to what extent people consider the environment. In 2021, we commissioned our first The Truth About Laundry report to give us powerful insights to drive change.Read the report here

Microplastic Consortium

Microplastic Consortium presents key findings to IEC toward a standardised measurement method
Today, world’s leading standardisation body International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC) met in Tokyo to discuss the key findings of the joint study conducted by APPLiA-led Microplastic Consortium to assess the release of microplastic particles and fibres in household washing processes.

Brussels, 21 April 2023 – Today, world’s leading standardisation body International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC) met in Tokyo to discuss the key findings of the joint study conducted by APPLiA-led Microplastic Consortium to assess the release of microplastic particles and fibres in household washing processes. This meeting marks a landmark step toward the development of a reliable, repeatable, and reproducible measurement method for household washing machines.

The Consortium on microplastics release during household washing processes which concluded its roughly 2-year-work in March 2023, brought together 21 signatories ranging from washing machines, detergent and filter manufacturers to test institutes and facilities, with an eye to establish basic elements towards a harmonised test method to measure the behaviour of washing machines and the release of microplastics during a real household washing cycle.

One of the main findings of the study was that intentionally added plastic particles and synthetic fibres to the washing machines only partially find their way to the drain. Analyses show a big variability of results even in a laboratory-controlled environment. While the study attempted to bridge the gap between lab and real life, the Consortium faced several challenges in developing a fully repeatable, reproducible, and consumer-relevant protocol. “There are still many parameters of influence and open points to be studied and analysed,” explained IEC Convenor and BSH Senior Expert Gundula Czyzewski addressing IEC technical experts. These include the problem of non-synthetic fibre fragments such as wool and cotton, the use of powder detergent and washing machine load amount among others, “that could possibly affect filter clogging and remain an open issue to a comprehensive analysis.” Therefore, from the measurements done in the Consortium, it was possible to only calculate a few individual performance factors, triggering the need for further investigation. In this sense, workshop participants convened that standardisation bodies are the right place to continue the discussion for the development of an accurate test procedure that could verify the performance of any solution.

Setting minimum performance requirements on microplastics filters without a repeatable and reproducible method would result in a non-verifiable, ineffective legislation. Concern about the potential impact of microplastics has gathered momentum during the past few years. The number of scientific investigations has increased, along with public interest and pressure on stakeholders. “Understanding the magnitude of the issue is key to ensuring an effective solution,” said APPLiA Energy & Environment Policy Manager Giulia Zilla, who was responsible for the coordination of the Consortium activities on behalf of the Association, and contributed to the draft of the final report. The issue of microplastic pollution has escalated the EU political agenda to translate into a number of different regulations currently being discussed at national and international level. There, the study plays a key role in substantiating the need for the adoption of “a lifecycle-based approach to identify the most cost-effective solution to a global issue.” In this sense, the deployment of washing machine filters into European homes has been identified by some countries as a possible mitigation strategy to microfiber emissions. “While filters can contribute to halting the journey of microplastics before they reach the environment, a more comprehensive and long-term solution, reconsidering the very use of plastics, is needed,” commented Zilla. Mandating the equipping of all household washing machines with a filter does not seem to represent a conclusive solution to tackle the microplastics issue, as fibres will always find their way into the environment, if present in textile products themselves. Before setting any legislative requirements on washing machines, a number of technical considerations must be addressed. Among others, the filter can cause clogging of the machine but what is more, the burden of maintenance to keep the machine running would fall on consumers, from cleaning to replacement and disposal, in order to prevent the rinsing off of fibres in the sink. Even in the case of integrated filters, it would be very problematic to deal with the maintenance of the filter itself while ensuring the best performance of the machine. Research is currently ongoing to evaluate the benefits of EU-wide legislation. A proposal is expected later this year.

While it is difficult to estimate a timeline by when a measurement method could be available to use for the verification of the requirements, the role of policymakers remains crucial to follow standardisation activities and set measurable targets in the law. As a next step, the joint study conducted by the Consortium will be reviewed in detail by IEC and used as a starting point to the development of a standardised measurement methodology.

Haier India new top loading washing machine

Haier has announced the launch of its new line-up of anti–scaling top load washing machines in India. The washing machine is available in capacities of 8 kg and 9 kg and includes features such as Haier’s anti-scaling technology, the Bionic Magic Filter, smart laundry, 3D rolling wash, and more.

The new machine incorporates Haier’s proprietary anti-scaling technology, which entails cleaning the drum with 20 smart nanoballs propelled by the water flow and impacting and scrubbing against the inner and exterior tub walls 25 million times in a single wash cycle.

The powerful water flow stops dirt from accumulating on the tub walls and cleans the exterior wall of the inner tub automatically, protecting it from chemical use. It also features an inbuilt heaterFurthermore, top-load washing machines are equipped with smart sense technology, i.e., fuzzy logic, which automatically chooses the appropriate water level by sensing the weight of the clothes, and when combined with the Quick Wash feature, the items are washed in only 15 minutes.

The new machines feature Near Zero Pressure technology, which functions up to 0.01 MPa water pressure, with potential users in high-rise apartments with low water pressure and a low storage tank height in mind.

Gorenje Hisense new washing machines

first production of Gorenje connected washing machines at the Velenje laundry appliances factory. This new generation of washing machines and tumble dryers will be available in Advanced, Advanced+, and Superior lines, which we will launch on the European markets in the coming months. With these appliances, the Gorenje brand is entering a new market in the segment of connectable appliances.
Connected appliances have become a staple in recent years, and laundry care is no exception. According to forecasts, by 2026, every second washing machine available in white goods stores will already have the option of connecting to the internet.
Appliances under the Gorenje brand are designed to make everyday tasks easier for the consumer. All connected appliances can be managed via the ConnectLife application, which, in addition to washing machines and tumble dryers, also allows the management of other Gorenje brand products (refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, etc.) to create a smart(er), easier manageable home and allow for more free time and less fuss for the user.

AMEDA call for water usage

AMDEA CEO Paul Hide has backed possible plans for more appliances to have water usage information in a bid to help householders reduce consumption and bills.

He voiced AMDEA’s support for such additional information in a podcast with UK supplier Affinity Water.

The changes to labelling requirements may come about as part of a Defra review which is yet to publish its findings. Water consumption information per cycle is already mandatory for washing machines, washer dryers and dishwashers but the Government may extend the requirement to a wider range of appliances.

Mr Hide said: “The labelling of white goods is a good thing primarily for helping people to understand the water consumption – alongside the energy consumption – of their appliances, and equally how to minimise that consumption both from an environmental impact and a cost perspective. We certainly support that provision of useful information.”

He stressed the importance of having one label only providing water and energy usage, rather than separate labels, and for any labelling to be easily understood so it could help people make well-informed decisions.

“We are very focused as an industry on improving people’s understanding of sustainability and how to use appliances the most economically – both for water and energy,”  Mr Hide said, referencing AMDEA’s award-winning Know Watt’s What campaign.

He also emphasised AMDEA’s work with housebuilders and regulators in the drive towards net zero homes, whether for new builds or for improvements to existing homes.

Asked what he would like to see in homes to improve water consumption, he answered smarter water meters that could show users how much water individual appliances were using.

LG’s Inverter Direct Drive Motor Reaches Milestone With 100 Million Units Produced

A Key Component of Premium LG Washing Machines for More Than Two Decades,
Company’s Innovative Motor Technology Continues to Evolve for Excellence

SEOUL, March 10, 2023 — LG Electronics (LG) announces that the production of its Inverter Direct Drive™ (DD™) motor has exceeded 100 million units. The company’s differentiated motor technology is a major factor in the strong, reliable performance and continuing global popularity of LG’s industry-leading laundry solutions.

From 1998 to the end of 2022, the company produced, on average, over 12,000 Inverter DD motors per day. LG’s Inverter DD motor connects directly to the washing drum, an innovation that helps make LG washing machines more durable and dramatically reduces noise and energy consumption during operation.

LG has refined the Inverter DD motor over four generations, continuously improving the technology and its performance capabilities to deliver greater customer value. The company holds over 240 Inverter DD motor related technology patents in Korea and internationally. In 2019, the company applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) to the Inverter DD motor to further enhance its efficiency and effectiveness. Used in LG’s premium washing machines and dryers, the AI DD motor leverages deep learning technology to detect the weight of each load and the types of fabrics being washed. It then selects the optimal combination of drum movements from the company’s proprietary 6 Motion technology – which enables six discrete drum movements – to care and clean for users’ laundry.

Last year, LG brought its advanced Inverter DD motor to its dryers for the first time. Like the company’s washers, LG dryers also offer 6 Motion (Tumble, Swing, Rolling, Stepping, Scrubbing and Filtration) technology to boost drying performance and minimize fabric damage. LG’s inverter motor technology – specifically, the AI DD – became the first home appliance technology to earn Deep Learning AI Verification from global safety science company UL (Underwriters Laboratories).

“The number of Inverter DD motors produced points to the excellence of the motor technology LG has developed for its premium laundry solutions,” said Kim Yang-sun, head of the Component Solution Business Unit at LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company. “We will continue to create highly efficient core components that boost the performance and reliability of our products while also reducing carbon emissions during operation.

Roborock first washing machine

Robot vacuum manufacturer, Roborock, has released the Roborock H1 washing machine in China. The product is a reflection of the brand’s expanding portfolio within the smart home ecosystem. The Roborock H1 washing machine uses low-temperature air circulation to dry clothes efficiently without damage to the clothesThe H1 washing machine uses an energy-saving algorithm for the drying process together with Zeo-cycle low-temperature drying. It uses warm air circulation to remove water from the fabric and prevents shrinking. The built-in algorithm automatically stops drying when the machine detects dry clothes. There are 25 washing and drying modes available with the washing machine. The Roborock H1 has a self-cleaning mechanism and the machine can be controlled via its touchscreen or the companion app.

The washing machine can handle up to 12kg of clothes and is available in either black or white variants. The machine is 34.4 inches tall and can be pre-ordered from Roborock. The Roborock H1 washing machine has a 5,999 yuan (~$874) launch price with a 100 yuan (~$15) deposit until March 20. The original price of the H1 washing machine is 7,299 yuan (~$1,063). Roborock is yet to provide availability and pricing information on the product in overseas markets.Roborock has carved a niche for itself with its array of robot vacuum cleaners available in several markets. It hopes to leverage its excellent record in the home cleaning segment of the market to market the new H1 washing machine.