No more angrily shaking or slapping ketchup bottles to get to the last sauce!
MIT PhD candidate Dave Smith and a team of mechanical engineers and nano-technologists at the Varanasi Research Group went to work in an MIT lab and came up with LiquiGlide.
LiquiGlide is a “super slippery” coating made up of nontoxic materials that can be applied to all sorts of food packaging. The potential impact on food waste and the packaging industry is enormous.
Dave Smith: “It’s funny: Everyone is always like, ‘Why bottles? What’s the big deal?’ But then you tell them the market for bottles–just the sauces alone is a $17 billion market,” Smith says. “And if all those bottles had our coating, we estimate that we could save about one million tons of food from being thrown out every year.”
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