LiquiGlide

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Waste not want not! The future of the $17 billion bottled sauce market.

"As Smith describes it, LiquiGlide is a surface that’s unique because it’s 'kind of a structured liquid--it’s rigid like a solid, but it’s lubricated like a liquid.' It works with many types of packaging--glass, plastic--and can be applied in any number of ways, including spraying the coating onto the inside of bottles. Now, thick sauces that would normally move like sludge seem to just fall out of LiquiGlide-coated bottles, as if they were suspended in space. 'It just floats right onto the sandwich,' Smith says.

 
 

 

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.'"

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This is what what it looks like when you pour ketchup and mayo out of a LiquiGlide-coated bottle: