Desperate driver invents urinal bag


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 27 Feb 2007

krishna@thestar.com.my 

KUALA LUMPUR: The maxim that “necessity is the mother of invention” holds true for Nick Loong, who has gone through the agony of not being able to answer nature's call while stuck in traffic for two hours.  

“The pressing need and discomfort led me to design a made-in-Malaysia ‘relief bag’,” said Loong. 

The creative artist and art instructor took six months to finalise the design of his disposable urinal.  

He applied to patent the bag as a Malaysian invention last month, and hopes to mass produce it soon for both the local and export market. 

It’s in the bag: Loong (right) discussing the merits of the urinal bagwhich converts liquid waste into a gel with his partner Yong.

With good friend Joshua Yong, an accountant, Loong set up NJ Jubilee Sdn Bhd.  

The company is currently assembling and distributing their very first product, the NJ Relief Bag. 

“It is a disposable urinal that is light, compact and yet functional.  

Each urinal bag is about the size of a regular wallet but much thinner, with a recyclable paper opening featuring a one-way valve, smartly connected to the bag containing safe absorbent material. 

The absorbent material turns liquid waste into a non-toxic odourless gel that can later be neatly disposed off.  

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