MIT Ketchup Bottle: LiquiGlide Solves Sticky Ketchup Problem (Video)

By on May 25, 2012 in Amazing, Education, Food, Science, United States, Universities, World Comments
Ketchup
Ketchup
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A slippery non-toxic coating named LiquiGlide that will prevent ketchups from sticking to the inside of its bottle has been developed in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), several science news sites reported on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.

According to reports, LiquiGlide, which recently won the second place title in MIT‘s $100k Entrepreneurship Competition, was developed by researchers from Varanasi Research Group.

“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,” Dave Smith, an MIT Ph.D candidate and one of the members of the LiquiGlide project reportedly said. “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.”

Reports said that LiquiGlide has been patented since its prototype release. It is said to be made from FDA-approved materials to ensure food safety.

Below is a demonstration video of LiquiGlide:



LiquiGlide Demonstration
Credit: Varanasi Research Group / Youtube



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