Dec 7, 2016
LiquiGlide is revolutionizing the way liquids move. It is the first and only viable technology that allows viscous liquids to slide effortlessly.
It's the first and only technology that allows viscous liquids such as ketchup, mayonnaise, toothpaste, even glue to slide effortlessly with a coating that makes the inside of a bottle stay slippery.
Watch videos of this technology in action here http://liquiglide.com/videos/
LiquiGlide’s technology was developed in the Varanasi Research Group laboratory at MIT. Dave Smith was a PhD student in Professor Kripa Varanasi’s lab, trying to solve the problem of methane hydrate build-ups in oil and gas pipelines by using liquid-impregnated, slippery surfaces. Seeing some success in this area, they began to think of other applications, including consumer goods and packaging applications.
In 2012, Dave created the iconic glass ketchup video, which went viral, triggering thousands of inquiries from Consumer packaged goods companies wanting to use LiquiGlide’s technology. Shortly following, Dave and Kripa founded LiquiGlide Inc., in the fall of 2012.
I invited Dave Smith and Professor Kripa Varanasi onto the show to find out more.