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Brief Published: 1 Jun 2012



LiquiGlide - developed by scientist Dave Smith and a team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US - is a non-toxic slippery coating that can be applied to food packaging.

The revolutionary coating causes thick sauces such as ketchup or mayonnaise to glide effortlessly out of their bottles and on to the plate. It also tackles food waste, Smith says: “The bottled sauce market is worth $17 billion. If all those bottles had our coating, we estimate that we could save about one million tonnes of food from being wasted every year.”

Smith is in talks with several bottle companies to market the product. Check out the video below to see LiquiGlide work its magic on a bottle of ketchup.