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LiquiGlide's Coatings Ensure Evacuation of Viscous Formulations

August 4, 2014

LiquiGlide, Inc. says it has developed the only commercially viable product of its kind that creates permanently wet slippery surfaces that enable viscous liquids to slide easily. This could be a boon to the personal care and beauty market, in which consumers are determined to get every last drop of formulation out of their bottles and tubes. It can also change packaging parameters so that uniquely shaped containers can still fully evacuate product. The technology, which was invented at MIT and has received numerous awards, also displays environmentally friendly and consumer loyalty assets.

The company’s health and beauty coatings are made from FDA-approved ingredients that are 100% safe for consumer use and will not impact the quality, smell, or consistency of the product. According to LiquiGlide, the coatings can be customized to work with lotions, creams, shampoos, conditioners, body washes, soaps, liquid/cream makeup, mascara, nail polish, dyes, cleansers, moisturizers and almost any other liquid in the health and beauty industry.

Each LiquiGlide coating combines a textured solid layer and an impregnating liquid, which is held in place by strong capillary forces. It is not a single material, and each unique coating is custom-designed for each application.

Confidentiality agreements prevent LiquiGlide from revealing its clients, but the company says it’s working with some of the biggest name brands in the consumer packaged goods industry in the U.S. and abroad. The first commercial products with this coating are expected to appear on store shelves in 2015.

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