LiquiGlide is a new surface coating system developed at MIT that lets food and other products slide easily out of their containers, eliminating waste. The team that developed the system was led by Kripa Varanasi and David Smith who are working to bring the system to market.
A particularly interesting aspect of LiquiGlide is that it is not one material, but rather a system for creating a coating that can use different ingredients. That means different products will have different LiquiGlide coatings. To ensure that the coating is safe, LiquiGlide coatings can be made from food materials, and sometimes can even be made of the ingredients found in the product the LiquiGlide is helping slide out of the container.
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