- 4:09 pm - Fri, Jun 1, 2012
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Speaking of material sticking to packaging:
Tons of food stuck in bottles and jars could be a thing of the past, thanks to LiquiGlide, an “amazing new condiment lubricant that makes the inside of bottles so slippery, nothing is left inside. This means no more pounding on the bottom of your ketchup containers — and a lot less wasted food.”
The non-stick coating can work on different types of packaging, and can be applied as a spray onto glass or plastic surfaces.
MIT Ph.D. candidate Dave Smith, who worked with a team of mechanical engineers and nano-technologists to devise the product, says: “if all … bottles had our coating, we estimate that we could save about one million tons of food from being thrown out every year.”
One of the most significant challenges his team faced was making sure the coating was food safe, meaning his team could only work with materials the FDA had approved. “We had a limited amount of materials to pick from,” Smith says. “I can’t say what they are, but we’ve patented the hell out of it.”
For a product demonstration, watch the video above, or view it over on Fast Company’s Co.Exist post here.